AmeriCorps Spotlight

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This month, we’d like to spotlight and thank our AmeriCorps members for their community service and positive impact on Pennsylvania’s children in and out of the classroom.

Since the founding of AmeriCorps in 1994, AmeriCorps members have served countless communities with powerful solutions as they tackle the tough challenges we face each day: helping kids graduate from high school, responding to disasters, making neighborhoods safer, caring for seniors, supporting military veterans and families, preserving our parks and much more.

Learn more about how you can celebrate how AmeriCorps members become shining examples to others: AmeriCorps Week 2018.

 


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three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…

August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…

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…