Coach Vanessa Makes Excellent Happen

  1. Updates

Coach Vanessa is a returning program coordinator who is no stranger to the mission and values of Playworks. Coach Vanessa is the Playworks Coach at Leahy Elementary School in Lawrence. She is a self-starter who takes great pride in providing students with a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment during recess. Coach Vanessa has an immense commitment to making a difference in her community.

During the month of September, Coach Vanessa hosted a large group of volunteers from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts at her school for an all-day service project. She was very involved in the preparation of the project, suggesting different tasks for the volunteers to complete to help make recess a more fun, inviting, and colorful environment for the Leahy community. Coach Vanessa helped to ensure that all volunteers had a great experience serving with Playworks with her positive energy, organization of projects, and execution of recess during the service day.

Coach Vanessa continued to make excellent happen at Leahy Elementary School by building excellent relationships with students, staff, and families at her school. She is always willing to host volunteers at her school during recess and ensure that volunteers have a blast. We are sure that her outgoing personality and amazing commitment to the Playworks movement will allow Coach Vanessa to continue to make excellent happen throughout the Lawrence community.

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September 15, 2021

Creating an Inclusive Playground ›

When children feel included on the playground, it gives them the space to learn and grow in an environment that they know will celebrate their wins and encourage them to learn from their mistakes. As recently highlighted on NBC, health experts are stressing inclusion for school children, which is why we’re focusing on it as…

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September 8, 2021

Playworks Goes Back to School! ›

We know how important addressing children’s emotional needs is to recover from the learning loss and trauma felt throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s where Playworks steps in. Over the past few months, we have been preparing for modified in-person programming with the intention of bringing an impactful, safe, and fun recess to every child in…

September 1, 2021

2020-21 Year End Report ›

Schools were closed. Sports were cancelled. Recess was still on schedule. Throughout the pandemic, Playworks has been a ready and willing partner to schools across our network, helping to redefine the role of play in the lives of students dealing with increased stress, trauma, and anxiety. The support of dedicated partners helped Playworks continue to provide…