Happy AmeriCorps Week!

  1. Updates

Each year during AmeriCorps Week, the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums is recognized by highlighting the extraordinary impact the organization makes across the nation every day.

AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute members and alums for their service, thank community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve.

This year's theme, AmeriCorps Works, reflects their triple bottom line return on investment — for the recipients of service, the people who serve, and the larger community and nation.

Playworks Milwaukee is proud to participate for the first time and recognize our first group of AmeriCorps coaches!

Brenna Peak

Chavon Robsinson

Dominik Primus

Maddy Riordan

Pat Brehm

Tom Cramer

Please check out this AmeriCorps FACT SHEET to see how Playworks Milwaukee fits into the big picture of national service through AmeriCorps!

For more information about AmeriCorps visit www.americorps.gov.

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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…