Updates

February 6, 2019

Playworks DMV Partners with OSSE ›

Playworks of Greater Washington DC brought safe and healthy play and a productive discussion on the benefits of play to the Health and Wellness Division of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). On January 30, 2019, Playworks of Greater Washington DC was honored to team up with the Health and Wellness Division…

January 25, 2019

An Imperfect Union ›

Playworks of Greater Washington DC provided the opportunity to host a civil conversation by inviting An Imperfect Union and their participants to the Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School for a Junior Coach leadership training. An Imperfect Union, a weekly series that brings people together with opposing views on a variety of topics, is a…

January 25, 2019

Wrapping up a Successful MLK Day of Service 2019 ›

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 was a success at Playworks DMV! We partnered up with our friends at the Monumental Foundation to beautify Neval Thomas Elementary School here in Washington, DC. More than 40 volunteers showed up to give us a helping hand. Several volunteers brightened up the hallways with a fresh coat of blue…

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…

November 28, 2018

Playworks of Greater Washington DC and Politicians Unite to Stand Up for Inclusion ›

Nonprofit Honors Local Community Advocates to Show Real Players Don’t Bully Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 Playworks and Google celebrated the culmination of Playworks’ anti-bullying month Real Players Don’t Bully Campaign over breakfast with an in-depth panel. Seventy five corporate and civic leaders, representatives from DC Public Schools, and representatives from Congress united to discuss bullying…

November 26, 2018

Playworks DC Giving Tuesday Power Hours ›

On Giving Tuesday, we surpassed our goal of $10,000—children in the DMV continue to experience safe and healthy play this year. We featured three power hours to encourage donations. We’d like to thank all our donors for prioritizing play, especially MSE Foundation and our Board of Directors for matching our donations. But giving doesn’t stop…

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…

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…