Program Description and Requirements
Playworks AmeriCorps Coaches serve for a school year at an elementary school providing essential opportunities for children to explore their imaginations, connect with other kids, and stretch and grow. Through service, Playworks AmeriCorps members create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills by organizing games during and after school.
Transform School Communities
AmeriCorps coaches create safe, healthy, and inclusive playgrounds in low-income elementary schools across the country. Through play, coaches inspire kids to become their best selves and help foster a school environment where students can make the most out of every learning opportunity.
AmeriCorps coaches’ impact doesn’t stop on the playground. Coaches bring students, parents, teachers, and school administrators together by facilitating after-school sports leagues and community engagement activities.
Members must be at least 18 years of age by the start of service.
Members must be U.S. Citizens, U.S. nationals, or lawful permanent residents.
Members must have achieved a high school diploma or GED by the start of service.