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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May 23, 2018

Congratulations to our #DoMore24 Campaign Winner ›

Congratulation to Courtney Kuesters McCarthy on winning a Washington Capitals stick signed by Ovi himself.  Thank you to all who gave to Playworks DC during #DoMore24 , helping us raise $34, 000! Help us reach our goal of $40,000 by donating from June 1 to June 8 for a chance to win an awesome prize from Monumental Sports Network. Prize will be revealed…

May 3, 2018

Play More. Do More. Give More. ›

Today, kids experience bullying, exclusion, conflicts and less physical activity than recommended. Playworks empowers kids to protect others, make friends, solve problems and be active through the power of play. Our proven services give kids more focus, improve academic engagement and help teachers reclaim instruction time. Help us celebrate United Way’s DoMore24 giving day to…

March 16, 2018

Do More 24 ›

Local non-profits,  including Playworks of Greater Washington D.C., are getting ready for one of the biggest fund-raising days of the year.  “Do More 24” is a day-long United Way organized event designed to help bring awareness to 501(c)(3) organizations in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. From 12 p.m. on May 17 to 12 p.m. on May 18,…

March 12, 2018

AmeriCorps Appreciation Week ›

It’s AmeriCorps week, and we’d like to take a moment to brag about our members. Our AmeriCorps members have been stepping it up (BAM!) this year to truly serve their communities. Here is a (brief) list of just a few of the things they are getting done this year: Transforming playgrounds at 10 schools in…

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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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