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March 20, 2024

Thunderbirds Charities Partners with Playworks Arizona ›

Thunderbirds Charities announces its support of the Playworks’ training and professional development programs for adults who work with kids. Thunderbirds Charities generous funding will directly support Arizona’s kids by providing…

kids running at recess
kids running at recess

March 5, 2024

Playworks Arizona Names Georgia Harris as Executive Director ›

Playworks Arizona welcomes Georgia Harris as the new Executive Director. She brings more than 20 years of experience in education, social services, and nonprofit management to the organization which works…

one hand passing a lightbulb to another
one hand passing a lightbulb to another

Stanford Social Innovation Review

November 2, 2023

Nonprofit Scaling Through Partnership: Sharing Your Secret Sauce ›

Playworks is working toward ensuring that every kid has access to safe and healthy play every day at school. CEO Elizabeth Cushing discusses the path to scale and how Playworks…

ABC 15 Arizona

May 16, 2022

Valley Nonprofit to Challenge for World Record ›

Rock Paper Scissors is an important game in our Playworks community. It is both a fun activity and a key conflict resolution skill that kids learn and practice on Playworks…

Chandler Lifestyle

November 7, 2019

Playworks Arizona Teaches Kids How Fun and Games are More Than Just Fun and Games ›

Through programs that encourage safe and inclusive play, the nonprofit Playworks helps get kids active, build social skills and develop relationships with peers.  Read more .  (Photo courtesy of Lindsay…


September 19, 2019

Conley Elementary School in Chandler looks to reshape recess ›

A Valley school is looking to reshape recess in order to teach kids leadership skills while cutting down on conflict. Conley Elementary School in Chandler is looking to make the…

Fox 10

January 21, 2019

Program in Arizona aims to stop bullying by teaching kids problem solving skills ›

One program in Arizona believes stopping bullying at school might start at recess. Playworks Arizona believes teaching kids valuable problem-solving skills and inclusiveness on the playground could translate in to better interactions overall.

The Phoenix Informer

January 8, 2019

Playworks Arizona wins Mobile Mini Community Assist Award ›

Playworks Arizona won the Mobile Mini Community Assist Award courtesy of the Phoenix Suns, Suns Charities, and Mobile Mini. This award is given to organizations that demonstrate a commitment to…

Arizona Coyotes Twitter

November 19, 2018

Arizona Coyotes Share Real Players Don’t Bully Message ›

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and the Arizona Coyotes joined Playworks Arizona to remind everyone that #RealPlayersDontBully.