Playworks Education Energized
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2012
Twelve AmeriCorps members will implement a play centered school improvement program that transforms school climate to improve academic, social and physical activity outcomes of low-income elementary students. Twelve full-time members will serve in 11 schools in the Chicago Public Schools District, providing in-school and out-of-school programming for the 2012-13 school year to 8250 students, and will leverage volunteers to create a positive school environment and increase student engagement. This project will focus on the CNCS focus area of Education and at the end of the year students will increase their academic and school engagement. The CNCS investment of $159,600 will be matched with $350,803 from Playworks.