An AmeriCorps Poem

  1. Updates

A Playworks Office

In a Year of Service

by PacNW AmeriCorps coaches


My punch card is 100 high-fives.

My dress code is muddy shoes, stretchy pants, a whistle, 

a smile, and this Playworks shirt.

People shout in my office & you’re encouraged to throw things.

My office changes with the weather.

My office supplies are thrown and kicked everywhere.

In my office, we solve problems like adults.

Success isn’t measured in profit or quarterly reports,

it’s measured in how well the team works;

the sound of laughter, high-fives, and cheering.


We are Playworks

We are AmeriCorps

More Updates

March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

March 14, 2019

Learning the Value of Teamwork Through Leagues ›

This week we kicked off our spring interscholastic volleyball league! We build empathy and teamwork through our developmental sports leagues, which teach students the skills of games like basketball, volleyball, and soccer. In many cases, these Playworks leagues provide the opportunity to develop new skills and learn the value of teamwork, that students may not otherwise…

January 23, 2019

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Through Serving our Community ›

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our staff and AmeriCorps members spent the day giving back to our community. We partnered with Urban Farm Collective to help plant and landscape community garden spaces across Portland. The Urban Farm Collective brings neighbors together to transform vacant lots into neighborhood food gardens for the purposes…