Updates

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…

August 16, 2017

Playworks Georgia Annual Survey 2017 ›

GA Annual Survey 16-17 Regional Report

August 10, 2017

Intern Reflects on Summer with Playworks Georgia ›

“You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play” -Warren Beatty Interning at Playworks has been so fun and fulfilling that I often forget it is my job! I study psychology at Emory University and have researched the importance of play in child development, but observing…

March 8, 2017

An Open Letter to our AmeriCorps Members ›

Dear Playworks Georgia AmeriCorps Members, As the 2016-17 school year winds down, we pause to recognize you, our dedicated and inspiring AmeriCorps coaches, for the tremendous difference you have made in our partner schools and, most importantly, in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children. I reflect back to last August when we all…