Meet Coach Jordan

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“Two years ago, I started a journey.”

A Baltimore, Maryland native, I’ve always dreamed of living in the city of Philadelphia. I have also always had a passion for helping the youth of America. Fortunately, as a result of AmeriCorps, these dreams were made possible. In the summer of 2015, Playworks was recruiting for the 2015-2016 school year and hired me to be a coach. The experience has been amazing and extremely eye opening.

Last year, I served youth in the Mount Eire section of the city, and this year I am serving youth in North Philadelphia. I am humbled by the continued community growth that has been created through my time served in AmeriCorps, and by the opportunity to empower youth through the power of play!

Playworks continues to be a gem. I envision it as everything AmeriCorps is about, from the genuine care and energy it took to create a dynamic recess program at Richard R. Wright Elementary, to the energy of serving at a girls’ basketball jamboree with over 200 children in attendance.

AmeriCorps has helped me develop a stronger sense of community, a reassured energy, and the empowerment to get things done! I love AmeriCorps and all that it entails, and I would not trade this experience serving my community for anything in the world.

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May 29, 2024

2024 International Day of Play ›

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted June 11 as the International Day of Play. This global celebration was established to champion and protect children’s right to play. On this…

March 18, 2024

Embracing the Power of Play: The School District of Philadelphia Recognized as a Blue Shirt District ›

In celebration of play’s transformative influence on children’s physical, social, and emotional well-being, Playworks recently had the pleasure of honoring The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) as a distinguished “Blue…

January 24, 2024

Indoor Recess Transition Plan ›

From snow and cold to rain, smog, and everything in between, weather can throw a wrench in your outdoor recess plans. When inclement weather strikes, transitioning to indoor play can…