Coach Jill Makes Excellent Happen

  1. Updates

Coach Jill is a first year Massachusetts Service Alliance AmeriCorps program coordinator at the Henderson Inclusion School in Dorchester. Jill is a natural Playworks coach and has been a strong and hardworking coach from the beginning of the year. She is still as enthusiastic as the day she started. Coach Jill is proud to serve as a Massachusetts Service Alliance AmeriCorps member, which can be seen through her dedication to the Dorchester community and the students in her school.

Since the Henderson is an inclusion school, Coach Jill puts incredible effort in each day at her school to ensure that all students of varying physical and emotional ability have the opportunity to play at recess. Coach Jill continues to make excellent happen at her school by seeking ways to incorporate all of her students into Playworks programming. It is evident in her classes and recesses that she is continually thinking of innovative ideas to make all aspects of the school day at the Henderson inclusive for all students. At recess, students will always find new games to play because Coach Jill is passionate about adding variations to games to include everyone.

During the month of February, Coach Jill actively participated in the Share the Love of Play campaign, spreading awareness of Playworks to her own personal network. Jill has played an integral role helping bring Playworks to New Hampshire, since her mother is a teacher in an elementary school there. Playworks is planning on hosting a PlayShop in the school district that Jill’s mother teachers in, with the hope of continuing to partner with schools in New Hampshire for years to come.

Coach Jill is committed to the Playworks Massachusetts movement and to her year of service. With her dedication and great passion for building a healthy community, we are confident Coach Jill will continue to make excellent happen throughout Massachusetts and beyond.


About the Massachusetts Service Alliance:

The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA), established in 1991, is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as the state commission on service and volunteerism. MSA promotes and supports service and volunteerism by investing public and private resources in community-based organizations that rely upon volunteers and people engaged in service to meet their community's needs.

The MSA administers the AmeriCorps State program for Massachusetts and the Commonwealth Corps program, as well as support for community service learning, and volunteer generation initiatives. The MSA provides training and technical assistance to organizations to support their volunteer and service member management through one-on-one technical assistance, trainings and workshops throughout the year, and a bi-annual statewide conference on service and volunteerism.

More Updates


August 1, 2022

2021-22 Year End Report ›

After two years of isolation and adapted schooling, our students and staff spent a full year together in school buildings. We continued innovating to meet the needs of students, schools, and partners. Our return to in-person events was filled with joy, and throughout it all, bringing the healing power of play to students across New…

parent playing with kids outside
parent playing with kids outside

July 21, 2022

Games to play at home this summer ›

Are you looking for games to play at home using only things found around your house? Look no further! In case you haven’t heard – school’s out for summer! With long stretches of hot days still to come, you might be looking forward to playing some new games with your family or people in your…

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coach writing letter

June 22, 2022

Playworks AmeriCorps Coaches’ end of year reflections ›

Being an AmeriCorps Coach at Playworks is no small feat. Throughout the year, you are asked to complete 1,700 hours of service. Weekend service projects are common, you recruit and coach students for a basketball extravaganza, and you’re encouraged to spend a lot of time reflecting on why you chose to do a year of…