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May 16, 2017

Coach Kyhree Makes Excellent Happen ›

Coach Kyhree is a first-year recess team lead at Boston Renaissance Charter Public School (BRCPS) in Hyde Park. Over the course of the school year, Coach Kyhree has proven to be incredibly dedicated to all aspects of his work. Coach Kyhree has been able to build a strong program and cultivate great relationships with all…

May 15, 2017

Massachusetts Service Alliance Members Prepare for a Year of Service ›

Boston, MA—September 16, 2016—The 2016-17 school year marks the third year of a partnership between Playworks Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Service Alliance. Playworks Massachusetts will recruit 15 AmeriCorps members for the current school year, directly serving 14 high-need schools throughout Massachusetts.  "Our partnership with the Massachusetts Service Alliance is one that we deeply value. It is critical to our sustainability and expansion…

April 20, 2017

Positive Tracks Supports Two Playworks Boston Marathon Runners ›

The Playworks Boston Marathon Run for Recess team officially completed the 121st Boston Marathon this past week. But for two of our runners, Mark Adamiak and Victoria Kay, the work does not stop there. Mark and Victoria not only trained for the Boston Marathon and raised funds for Playworks, but every dollar they raised was…

April 14, 2017

Coach Trevor Makes Excellent Happen ›

Coach Trevor is a first-year program coordinator at Trotter Elementary School in Dorchester. He is passionate about making a difference in the community and is dedicated to his role as a Playworks coach. Coach Trevor has implemented an incredible program at Trotter, ensuring that all of his students feel safe, welcomed, and included throughout the…

March 29, 2017

Become a Recess Superhero like Coach Vanessa ›

  Vanessa Laureano, 25, of Hudson, New Hampshire, is learning Spanish—one word a day—from Lawrence elementary school students so she can communicate with and play alongside them on the blacktop. As a coach for Playworks New England, Vanessa serves as a leader and mentor to students, grades K-5, using the power of play to teach…

March 14, 2017

Join the Playworks Team – Become a Recess Rock Star ›

Meet Jaime Lin, a two-time Playworks New England Coach!  Jaime Lin, 23, of Mission Hill, is a two-time Playworks Coach. She is based at the Eliot K-8 Innovation School in Boston where she works to transform school culture by ensuring that every kid has opportunities for safe, healthy play. On a daily basis, Lin leads eight…

March 10, 2017

Coach Megan Makes Excellent Happen ›

Coach Megan is a first-year program coordinator at the Match Community Day Charter School in Hyde Park. She is a self-starter who takes immense pride in providing students at her school with a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment during recess. Coach Megan has a great commitment to making a difference in her local community. During the month…

March 1, 2017

Social Boston Sports and Playworks New England Continue Partnership ›

For nine years, Social Boston Sports (SBS) has been working to encourage young professionals to stay physically active outside of work in the greater Boston area. Social Boston Sports, like Playworks, uses play as a medium for people to have fun. We are excited to announce our partnership to give young professionals the opportunity to give back to…

February 27, 2017

Playworks New England Celebrates AmeriCorps Week ›

Each year during AmeriCorps Week, Playworks recognizes the commitment of our AmeriCorps members by highlighting the extraordinary impact they make across the nation every day. This year, from March 4–11, we will be celebrating AmeriCorps Week by saluting members and alums for their service, thanking community partners, and sharing about how #AmeriCorpsWorks with stories from the communities we…