Happy AmeriCorps Week

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We’re celebrating the more than 80,000 members engaged in national service.

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 9 through 13, we will be celebrating AmeriCorps Week by saluting members and alums for their service, thanking community partners, and communicating AmeriCorps’ impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve.

Visit your community's pages and Playworks on Facebook to read inspiring stories about our featured AmeriCorps coaches from around the country.

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July 26, 2019

Allianz Life Corporate Play Day ›

“Teach Me How To Play” Day with Allianz Life Allianz Life employees have joined Playworks Minnesota in numerous give-back events. At Earle Brown Elementary, Allianz Life employees volunteered for a Play Day of encouragement, role modeling, and kickball. Thank you Allianz Life for your ongoing partnership and support in making such a positive impact on the lives of students…

President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

June 14, 2019

Jill Vialet Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award by PCSFN ›

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet wins President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors individuals whose careers have greatly contributed to the advancement or promotion of physical activity, fitness, sports, or nutrition nationwide.

May 31, 2019

Impact Through the Power of Play ›

Pahara-Aspen Fellow Jill Vialet founded Playworks on the theory that, through valuable play, kids learn to make friends, solve problems, and believe in themselves, every day. At last year’s Action Forum, Jill made the audacious Action Pledge above to propel the importance play forward. In this video, Jill shares the progress Playworks has made so…