Playworks Louisiana

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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Latest News


August 16, 2017

Become a Playworks School ›

Principal Douglas of Edward Hynes Charter School describes how partnering with Playworks has enriched her school culture. With Playworks' support, Principal Douglas explains that there has been a reduction in playtime conflicts and accidents on her playground, as well as an increase in student cooperation in and outside of the classroom.  "If you are out there thinking…

June 28, 2017

Playworks Louisiana Featured in New Orleans City Business ›

Playworks Louisiana was featured in New Orleans City Business. Will Bryant, president of Pro Placement USA, vice-president of business development and Hammerman & Gainer Inc., and board member of Playworks Louisiana, speaks about the nonprofit. Read it all here.

March 3, 2017

Vote for Playworks Louisiana ›

Playworks Louisiana is thrilled to announce that we are registered with Gulf Coast Bank's Community Rewards Program. The participants, all nonprofit organizations, are located in E. Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa parishes. Gulf Coast Bank's Community Rewards Program is an online contest that rewards a total of $50,000 to the top ten nonprofits voted on by the community. The funds will be awarded in…

February 24, 2017

Celebrating AmeriCorps Week ›

During the week of March 4–11, 2017, Playworks Louisiana will recognize and appreciate all of our amazing AmeriCorps coaches. AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies and community and faith-based groups across the country. Through service, Playworks AmeriCorps members create a place for every kid on…

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Recent Events


May 2 @ 10:00 am

Invest in Your New Orleans Future: Playworks and GiveNola Day ›

On May 2, thousands of people will support their favorite nonprofit organizations for GiveNOLA Day. This year, we are striving to raise $2,500 for Playworks services, including our Junior Coach Leadership Program.…

January 19 @ 7:30 pm

#Geaux Play ›

See what Playworks Louisiana is all about at our Open House! Meet Playworks Founder & CEO Jill Vialet and President Elizabeth Cushing Participate in fun games for children AND adultsEnjoy music by…

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A Better Recess


Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

Contact Us


650 Poydras Street Suite 2242
New Orleans, LA 70130

t: 504.272.2596
f: 504.754.7689

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