Playworks of Greater Washington DC

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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Playworks DMV at the Renowned Catalogue for Philanthropy’s Annual Gala, “Inspiration to Action”

November 14, 2018

Playworks DMV at the Renowned Catalogue for Philanthropy’s Annual Gala, “Inspiration to Action” ›

As a Catalogue Alumnus, Playworks of Greater Washington DC was incredibly honored to present at the renowned Catalogue for Philanthropy’s annual gala, Inspiration to Action on October 29, 2018. Our performance demonstrated the transformative powers of play by using Playworks games as well as our banana cheer. We featured our Junior Coaches, Ivone and Haneefah, Principal Norah…

October 2018 Updates

November 5, 2018

A Month of Impact with Playworks DMV ›

As October comes to a close, we look back at the Year in Review from FY18 to celebrate our kids and school partners as well as thank our community advocates, volunteers, Board of Directors, staff, and funders for believing that play-based learning has real outcomes and is a priority for all elementary age children. Looking…

October 31, 2018

Hockey Extravaganza ›

On October 29, 2018, Playworks DC teamed up with Monumental Sports and Entertainment Foundation to bring our annual Hockey Extravaganza to Payne Elementary School. Students had a chance to learn hockey drills from Madison Bowey and Brett Connolly of the Washington Capitals, as well as Playworks coaches.  Between the four stations of hockey skills, games, and…

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October 24, 2018

Washington Wizards Kelly Oubre, Jr.’s Real Players Don’t Bully Message ›

October is #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth and Washington Wizards Kelly Oubre, Jr. is joining Playworks in D.C. to remind everyone that #RealPlayersDontBully and #ItsCoolToBeKind.

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February 07, 2019 @ 5:30 PM

Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament ›

Will you be the new Rock Paper Scissors Champion?   Calling all Rock Paper Scissors Rock Stars! When: Thursday, February 7 at 5:30 p.m. Where: TBD How: Sign up as a…

March 01, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Junior Coach Leadership Conference ›

Celebrating our Young Leaders Every year, Playworks DMV partners with the MSE Foundation to bring together students involved in our Junior Coach Leadership Program for an exciting day of team building, learning,…

Inaugural Junior Kickball Fundraiser ›

Playworks Presents its Inaugural Junior Kickball Fundraiser Support fun and safe play for all students with a friendly kickball tournament! Junior Kickball is an opportunity to volunteer to coach, donate,…

June 01, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

9th Annual Kickball for Kids Tournament ›

Kickball for Kids is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks DMV that gets your team out of the office and onto the kickball field for an afternoon of…

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A Better Recess

Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

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1411 K Street, NW
Suite 6
Washington D.C. 20005

t: 202.822.0097
f: 202.747.5880


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