AmeriCorps Week 2023

  1. Updates

Join us in saying #AmeriThanks to our Playworks AmeriCorps Coaches!

During #AmeriCorpsWeek, we are sending out giant Whoosh Claps to our 56 AmeriCorps Members completing their service year with Playworks. These Coaches are working in schools in 7 regions, impacting 31,791 kids each and every day.

“For the kids and the future of our youth I’ll do this work 1000 times over again. Giving me the opportunity to make a change within the school community as a whole gives me the drive to keep going and make improvements.”  – Coach Q

Please join us in celebrating these dedicated, playful, caring individuals!

Our 2022-23 AmeriCorps Coaches are currently serving in:


Colorado AmeriCorps Coaches


Indiana AmeriCorps Coaches


Michigan AmeriCorps Coaches

New England

New England AmeriCorps Coaches

New York/New Jersey

New York/New Jersey AmeriCorps Coaches


Pennsylvania AmeriCorps Coaches

Southern California

SoCal AmeriCorps Coaches

More Updates

January 19, 2023

Introducing New Members of Playworks Board of Directors ›

Playworks is thrilled to welcome five new members to our National Board of Directors. Each brings a unique set of talents and perspective that will support Playworks’ mission. The individuals who joined the Playworks Board in December 2022 and January 2023 are: Leslie Boissiere Vice President, External Affairs Annie E. Casey Foundation Leslie oversees the Annie…

kids playing catch
kids playing catch

January 10, 2023

Understanding the Complex Simplicities of Play ›

Play is a behavior that is natural and has existed for thousands of years and across species. It combines a set of made-up rules or norms and a willingness to explore. Researchers, scientists, and doctors have studied the effects of play on kids–and adults–and understand that this natural behavior has tremendous benefits. As the American…

athletes playing with students
athletes playing with students

December 20, 2022

Celebrating 2022’s Big Moments ›

As 2022 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on big moments that took place across Playworks nation this year.  1. Celebrating 25 Years  The 2021-2022 school year marked a major milestone for our team as we celebrated 25 years of bringing the power of play to kids across the country. Since our launch in 1996,…