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Playworks alum Abby Sondak gives inner-city youth a chance to spend the summer at sleep away camp
September 1, 2015
It was May of 2011, and I sat across from my father in a French restaurant in Dupont Circle. “You know Abby,” he said carefully, “You don’t have to go if you don’t want to.”Months earlier... »
TeamUp, the latest program from Playworks, has enabled us to quadruple the number of schools we can empower.
August 27, 2015
Last year, Playworks debuted a new service, TeamUp, a fusion of our flagship one-coach-per-school program and our training services which provide adults with useful techniques to maintain... »
Recess and extended playtime offer often overlooked opportunities for learning.
August 17, 2015
One of the most overlooked tools in education is the power of play. When humans play, they renew themselves neurologically and emotionally. It's one of the best ways to relieve chronic... »
August 12, 2015
One of the most overlooked tools in education is the power of play. Recess and extended playtime provide kids with the opportunity to solve problems, make decisions, take turns, express... »
Schools are shifting their focus to improving students’ social skills and the long-term impact may surprise you.
August 3, 2015
David Borstein, a journalist and author perhaps best known for his writings on social innovations, recently published an op-ed in the New York Times on the growing importance of social-... »