Best-in-Class Training: Playworks Honored by Service Year Alliance

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Playworks is thrilled to be honored by Service Year Alliance as one of 28 winners of the 2017 Best Practices Competition. Winners are recognized for the creation of outstanding resources to support the development of AmeriCorps members.

Playworks’ “Life After AmeriCorps” resources earned recognition. We created this training to help AmeriCorps coaches navigate their next steps after their service year, including identifying a career focus, job searching, and writing resumes and cover letters. 

Service Year Alliance will compile the best practices from competition winners and turn them into templates to further the personal and professional development of AmeriCorps members nationally.

We’re excited to be recognized by Service Year Alliance and eager to collaborate with other organizations to create top resources for our AmeriCorps members.  Read more about the competition

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May 2, 2018

Introducing our Principles of Play ›

About a year ago, I spent a week with a group of other nonprofit leaders at the MIT Media Lab Open Leadership Camp. We explored the idea that open technology is a framework with relevance and importance for the social sector. I’m not a big technologist, but a very simple definition of open technology is…

April 6, 2018

Playworks Celebrates National Volunteers Week ›

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice, and support to causes they care about in their communities and around the world. Their stories serve to inspire others to take action and discover their collective power to unite in making a difference.

Playworks Director of Service Design Susannah Staats speaks on a Service Design Network SF panel discussion about service design in the nonprofit sector.
Playworks Director of Service Design Susannah Staats speaks on a Service Design Network SF panel discussion about service design in the nonprofit sector.

March 30, 2018

Designing for Play ›

Quick: what comes to mind when I say service design? Now how about when I say nonprofit? “Service design” often brings up images of exciting, new, entrepreneurial and tech-y—probably in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, or Copenhagen.  “Nonprofit” likely brings up a different set of images. I had the wonderful experience of talking with a…