Celebrating the Contributions of our AmeriCorps Coaches

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“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

AmeriCorps - PlayworksJoin us in a week-long celebration of all the contributions AmeriCorps members make in our communities. This school year, we have 242 Playworks AmeriCorps coaches serving in our schools. Playworks coaches are caring, consistent adults, working to make playgrounds safer and to help create positive school environments where every kid can succeed. In return, each member is proud of the work they do and is empowered to continue their efforts to inspire youth. Our communities are better because of their dedicated service. Whoosh claps to you, AmeriCorps members!

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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 10 through 16, we will be celebrating AmeriCorps Week by saluting members and alumni for their service, thanking community partners, and communicating AmeriCorps’ impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve.

Being a Playworks Coach has really given me the opportunity to make an impact on a larger level than I thought I could. Finding Playworks, or Playworks finding me, was the best thing to happen to me because I’ve been able to just positively change all my students’ lives.

Skai Thompson a.k.a. Coach Hoops

Playworks Coach and AmeriCorps Member, Southern California

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More Updates

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girl and coach smiling

April 5, 2019

Playworks is Recruiting AmeriCorps Coaches ›

Playworks is seeking AmeriCorps Coaches to serve for the 2019-20 school year at elementary schools in cities across the country. These coaches provide essential opportunities for children to explore their…

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soccer game

Somerville Times

April 8, 2016

WSNS Playworks coaches earn accolades for exceptional teamwork ›

This fall as part of the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant, Somerville Public Schools introduced the Playworks recess program into five of the district’s K-8 schools. Playworks…

March 24, 2014

AmeriCorps Members are Heroes ›

Guest blogger Kortney Thurman told her students about AmeriCorps, her students told her she’s a hero.