Updates

April 10, 2019

Coach Sam Runs a Strong Program at the Tobin ›

Coach Sam is a Playworks  AmeriCorps Coach at the Tobin K–8 School in Roxbury. Sam is a first-year Coach at a school that has been a Playworks partner for more than six years. Coach Sam had big shoes to fill at the Tobin, but he has fit in seamlessly and gone above and beyond to…

April 2, 2019

Junior Coach Jonathan Makes an Impact at the Mason ›

Junior Coach Jonathan is a 5th grader at the Mason Elementary School in Roxbury. Jonathan has stood out this year as a role model, not only for younger students but for his 5th-grade peers as well. Jonathan knows what is expected of him as a Junior Coach and works hard to give every student at…

March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

March 8, 2019

For Ms. English, Every Student is Family ›

Kelli English, a paraprofessional for the 3rd grade, has been a valued member of the Joseph P. Manning community for 13 years.  “Ms. English is like an aunt to me,” says Jovia, a 3rd-grade student at the Manning. “She’s very kind, but if you tick her off, she’ll let you know. She loves her family,…

March 6, 2019

Coach Emily Brings the Power of Play to New Bedford ›

Coach Emily is a Playworks Site Coordinator who rotates between four New Bedford schools to facilitate safe, healthy, and inclusive play for more than 1,300 students every day. This is Emily’s second year as a site coordinator with Playworks, and she has gone above and beyond to provide her students with the positive and playful…

March 6, 2019

Playworks Celebrates Service in Massachusetts for AmeriCorps Week ›

Since the beginning of the school year, our incredible Playworks AmeriCorps Coaches have been creating recess environments where every kid can thrive. This year, 16 Playworks AmeriCorps Coaches have committed to a full year of service in schools across Massachusetts. Our Coaches create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be…

February 22, 2019

Playworks Youth Leaders Celebrate Community at Two-Day Convention over School Break ›

On February 20 and 21, more than 150 fourth and fifth grade Junior Coaches from Boston, New Bedford, Cambridge, and Waltham gathered for a two-day leadership convention at the Hennigan Community Center in Jamaica Plain. The theme of the event was Community. Students learned about what it means to be part of a community and…

February 1, 2019

Coach Carly is a True Team Player ›

Coach Carly is the Playworks Coach at the Thomas J. Kenny School in Dorchester. This is Carly’s first year as a coach, and she has gone above and beyond to engage her students and make them feel appreciated. During the fall, Coach Carly gave her students a chance to pie her in the face during…

February 1, 2019

Mrs. Kelly Brings the Fun to Fourth Grade ›

Mrs. Kelly is a 4th-grade teacher at the Thomas J. Kenny Elementary School in Dorchester and a highly valued member of the Kenny community. “Mrs. Kelly brings excitement to the learning environment,” says Franklin Wright, PE teacher at the Kenny. “She holds students to high standards but reminds them through her actions that she cares a…