Updates

March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

January 2, 2019

Playworks Named 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2018 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support…

April 16, 2018

Congratulations to Kelli Simpson, Our Staff Member of the Month! ›

We are proud to announce that our fabulous Staff Member of the Month is Kelli Simpson of Balsz Elementary! Kelli is always going above and beyond the call of duty working as a Reading Instructor and as the Playworks Recess Coach. Kelli works hard to get to know every student by first and last name…

January 5, 2018

Congratulations to Coach Blanca, our Staff Member of the Month ›

Coach Blanca is the third-grade recess coach at Granada Primary, and she is a perfect fit! Since day one, she has expressed that she was super excited to have this position because she just loved how it transformed the school. She makes sure that all the Junior Coaches are recruited and ready to go for…

January 5, 2018

Ilse Ramirez of Granada Primary Chosen as Junior Coach of the Month ›

We would like to congratulate IIse Ramirez, winner of Playworks Arizona’s Coach of the Month! Ilse is a natural leader. We know that she will make a difference in the world just as she is making a difference in her school currently. Her enthusiasm for leadership is contagious. She takes her role as a Junior…

January 5, 2018

Coach Fannin is Arizona’s Coach of the Month ›

We would like to congratulate Coach Fannin as Playworks Arizona’s Coach of the Month! Coach Fannin relocated to Arizona after serving as an AmeriCorps coach in Utah. He’s been a great addition to our Arizona team and has brought with him new and exciting games that our students love such as ro-sham-bo conga and Chewbacca…

November 13, 2017

Coach of the Month ›

We are proud to announce that Erin Mahoney is Playworks Arizona’s Coach of the Month! Erin has been an absolute rock star from the very beginning. Her peers and colleagues say that she is a pleasure to work with because she gives 110%. Erin is always on top of her game. Not only is she…

November 13, 2017

Junior Coach of the Month ›

We are happy to announce that our Junior Coach of the Month is the amazing Dahlia of Loma Linda Elementary. Word had spread around Loma Linda that there was a fourth-grade girl who was an amazingly talented soccer player. When Dahlia was asked to be a Junior Coach she was unsure, but her site-coordinator was…

November 13, 2017

September Staff Member of the Month ›

Our Playworks Arizona Outstanding Staff Member of the Month is Coach Jaime Pagliarulo or, as her students call her, Coach P.! Coach P. is creating a positive and inclusive school community at Frye Elementary School. Anyone who knows Coach P. knows that she has a big and giving heart, and she has what it takes…