Meet Coaches B, Kati & T!

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AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Playworks started our partnership with AmeriCorps in 2004. Since then, we have received over $9 million dollars in funding support and 1,071 members have contributed almost 2 million hours of service.
This year, Playworks Pacific Northwest is proud to have 12 members serving with us at our partner school communities. They are committed to contributing more than 20,000 hours to service during the 2015-2016 school year.

Meet our AmeriCorps Coaches! Coach B, Coach Kati, and Coach T share with us the importance of service and what they have learned thus far.

Coach B (Jacob)
Service is important to me because I see myself as part of a larger community that could benefit from my help. AmeriCorps has given me an opportunity to successfully provide service to my community in a way that would not have been possible on my own. As a Corps member I appreciate every chance to learn from the members of our Portland community and throughout my term of service I have gained new perspective concerning the importance of community and respect.
Coach Kati
Service is important to me because it is so important for us to give back to the community. Serving is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have learned so much about my community and how I can further help students succeed at school and in life in general. It is an amazing opportunity and an amazing feeling to know that you have made a difference in a child's life. 
Coach T (Travis)
Service is important to me because I feel very fortunate to have grown up with such great privilege and feel obligated to give back to those who may need more positive energy and sincerity in their life. To be an AmeriCorps member means total dedication to improving your community with a specific goal in mind (like teaching values to youth through play). Through my service, I have been reminded of the importance of celebrating our differences while cooperating to overcome shared struggles. 

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More Updates

March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…

December 15, 2020

Top 6 Games to Play Virtually ›

Many educators have risen to the challenge of transitioning their lessons to accommodate virtual education, and Playworks has been helping educators ensure play remains in every child’s day, even online. Kids prioritize play, and with our support educators are leveraging play when teaching virtually in order to keep kids engaged, active, and to build community.…