Play and recess to support social-emotional learning | Playworks

We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid.

Chris Conard EY Entrepreneur of the Year

"I was honored and humbled to be recognized as a finalist for the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award along with so many other innovative leaders. For me, it’s not just about the fact that we are reaching 33,000 kids."

RWJF Sports Award Finalist

Playworks is a finalist for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award, which recognizes innovative, collaborative approaches to making communities healthier and happier.

Get in the Game Gala 2017

Game changers and playmakers celebrated the 900,000 kids experiencing safe and healthy play every day at the Get in the Game Gala in San Francisco.  Check out the photos from the event. (Photography by Colson Griffith and Anna Rembold).

Virgin Sport Partners with Playworks

On May 18, 2017, Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Sport CEO Mary Wittenberg announced the launch of US operations. Playworks joined the celebration as Virgin Sport's local Give Back partner.

Playworks at NASDAQ

Playworks CEO and Founder Jill Vialet rang the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell on May 10, 2017. Check out the latest pictures and videos of the event.

Serve with Playworks

Are you ready for the most rewarding job you’ve ever had? Playworks AmeriCorps coaches transform school culture by ensuring that every kid has opportunities for safe, healthy play—every day. Join one of our 23 regions as a Playworks AmeriCorps Coach and change lives through the power of play.

Start with Recess!

Playworks helps schools and districts start with recess to see gains throughout the school day.

Reclaim class time, get kids active, build social skills, and increase school safety with our evidence-based approach.

Announcing Playworks AIM

Today, Playworks is announcing a new goal to ensure safe and healthy play every day for 3.5 million kids in 7,000 elementary schools nationwide by 2020.


Playworks Everywhere

We offer direct service in 23 communities and training services nationwide.

Recess Rock Stars

Meet the individuals and organizations doing their part to ensure that every kid has a place on the playground.

Training Client
Bellevue Elementary and Stony Point Academy
Chittick Elementary