Playworks Named 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit

  1. Updates

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 they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with Playworks.”

Playworks received the Top-Rated Nonprofit award based on the large number of positive reviews written by our schools, supporters, and parents. Here are a few examples:

I was drawn to the organization by their simple, but powerful mission: ensure that every kid engages in healthy play. The ‘powerful’ part is self-evident the moment you step on to a school playground during a Playworks recess. These kids are all involved, all at play, resolving conflict among themselves. There is inclusion, organized play, laughter, and energy. But the real magic comes when they return to the classroom ready to learn. When they become junior coaches, or go on to high school with confidence and leadership skills. Every kid not only deserves, but needs to play. It’s literally life-changing.” — Joni W., Board Member

“Playworks helped to create a dynamic culture change at recess and throughout the school day over the course of our three year partnership. As principal of the school, I saw a large reduction in behavior referrals from recess and lunch. More importantly, I saw students take the problem solving skills they learned during play and transfer them to situations throughout the school from interpersonal conflict to academic groups.” — Adam P.S., Client

Thank you to everyone whose support made this recognition possible.

Read our reviews and add your story!

Donate Now

More Updates


October 31, 2019

October Coach of the Month! ›

Our October Coach of the Month is….Coach Jeff! Coach Jeff is a second-year AmeriCorps Program Coordinator at Village East Elementary School in Aurora, CO. Jeff comes to Colorado after spending a year being an AmeriCorps member for Playworks Southern California. Jeff has not skipped a beat since coming to Colorado and is already running a…

October 18, 2019

Congratulations to the Recess Checkup Week Winner! ›

Congratulations to Amy Woltering of Sandrock Elementary in Colorado for being the recipient of a one year subscription to PlayworksU online learning. Amy took the recess checkup during recess checkup week (9/23-9/27) to be the winner of this awesome prize. Thank you Amy for taking the checkup and helping us promote safe and healthy play…

October 2, 2019

September Coach of the Month! ›

Our September Coach of the Month is….Coach Frannie! Coach Frannie is a third-year program coordinator at Newlon Elementary School in Denver, CO. In her third year, Coach Frannie has become a leader at her school and for Playworks Colorado and works endlessly to teach the same leadership to her Junior Coaches.   During the month of…