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

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