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Round Up Your Change To Help Kids Play

June 6, 2019

Round Up Your Change To Help Kids Play ›

Did you know that there are over 104,000 elementary age kids in Georgia? Many of these kids don’t get to experience regular recess and the opportunity to learn essential life skills that will set them up for success in the 21st Century Global Workforce. Playworks has partnered with SoftGiving to provide a platform for anyone to contribute to the success…

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…

October 25, 2018

Atlanta Real Players Don’t Bully Community Rally ›

On Tuesday, October 23, Playworks Georgia teamed up with the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee and the Center for Civil and Human Rights for a community panel and opportunity to engage with kids in hands-on games that demonstrate safe and healthy play.   The event began with a panel in which community partners discussed bullying as a…

June 29, 2018

Great Stories from the Playground: Coach O ›

Working with Playworks has completely changed how I view the world and my place within it. I’ve always loved working with children and felt like I had a special ability to connect with kids of any age, but I have often felt more like a glorified babysitter rather than a teacher or person of influence.…

April 19, 2018

Playworks Georgia and Atlanta Falcons ›

Playworks Georgia proudly presents a video made in partnership with the Atlanta Falcons! The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation has been our partner in play since before our regional launch in 2014. Their dedication towards increasing kids’ access to physical activity falls perfectly in line with our mission, and Playworks Georgia has been particularly fortunate to…

April 11, 2018

National Volunteer Week: Meet Our Board Members ›

Playworks Georgia looks forward to celebrating our volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21. National Volunteer Week is a time that allows us to shine a light on and give high fives to the people who spend their time with us in order to make a change in their communities with no expectations…

April 5, 2018

Community of Players: Kids, Coaches, and Parents! ›

Approximately 120 students from nine of our partner schools took part in Playworks Georgia’s volleyball league this spring. The kids put in 10-12 hours of practice time with their coaches and then came out to show their new skills of setting, bunting, and serving. The first game of each night always began with our problem-solver, as well…

November 21, 2017

Playworks Georgia Honored at Fulton County Legacy of Excellence Awards ›

On November 10, 2017, Playworks Georgia was recognized as a 2017 Blue Ribbon Partner at the Fulton County Legacy of Excellence Awards Luncheon. Blue Ribbon Partners are recognized for their outstanding relationship with their partner school. Fulton County Schools hosts the Legacy of Excellence Awards each fall to recognize outstanding principals, teachers, professionals, and community…