Updates

March 3, 2016

Meet Coaches Caitlin, Jake, & T! ›

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.  …

March 3, 2016

Meet Coach Anissa, Reeve & Kelly! ›

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.  …

March 3, 2016

Meet Coaches Aaron, Maria, & Savery! ›

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.  …

January 26, 2016

Stand Together ›

We are excited to be named a Stand Together Community Partner for 2016! Stand Together is the relationship between the Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns, and fans and signifies the commitment they have to support and stand by the community on and off the field. Their mission is to harness the power of sport to improve the lives of…

November 19, 2015

Trail Blazers Partnership ›

  For a second year, Playworks is collaborating with the Portland Trail Blazers as one of five community partners throughout the 2015-2016 season. The five Trail Blazers Make it Better partners are Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Portland, Playworks, SMART (Start Making a Reader Today), and Urban League of Portland. The Trail Blazers…

May 21, 2015

Coach Chelsea is ‘All In’ ›

Playworks Coach Chelsea was recently commended by Principal Annie Tabshy for her work at Grout Elementary School: “Coach Chelsea is a vital part of improving the school culture at Grout. I have seen a significant reduction in student issues, especially at lunch recess because of Coach Chelsea and the Playworks program. And what is so wonderful…

May 4, 2015

Junior Coach Serey Shares Acts of Kindness ›

Junior Coach Serey is a fourth grade student at Crestline Elementary School. His essay was selected among 43 finalists for the Junior Coach essay contest. Below is his essay answering the question, “How does being a Junior Coach help you at school or home?” There are many reasons why Playworks is important to me. I believe that it is…

April 6, 2015

Stand Together Partner ›

Playworks is excited to partner again with the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC as an official Stand Together Community Partner. Stand Together represents the relationship between the Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns FC, and fans, signifying the strong commitment to supporting and standing by the community both on and off the field. The mission of Stand Together is…

March 10, 2015

Expanding Impact to Illustrate the Power of Play ›

We are growing our impact in Oregon and southwest Washington by developing new service models based on input gathered from school communities across the region. Playworks will travel to different regions to demonstrate our direct-service program, which consists of a Playworks coach leading games during recess, activating 4th and 5th grade youth recess leaders, and running class game times throughout…