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…

August 20, 2018

The Magic of Junior Coaches – Stories from our Coaches ›

As we step into a brand new school year, let’s take a quick look back at how, with your help, our Junior Coaches turned the playground around. Here are two quick stories from our Coaches. Overcoming Fears – Coach Em It is not surprising that newly appointed Junior Coaches would feel nervous when tasked with…

August 10, 2018

VA Recess Law Roundtable ›

The Results are In! We had an exciting full day of support for the new VA Recess Recess Law with key Virginia legislators, educators and supporters of safe and healthy play on August 7, 2018 in Richmond, VA. The day opened with a roundtable session hosted at the RMHF followed by a press conference at…

August 1, 2018

Year in Review 2018 ›

Year in Review 2018 As the school year ends and we look forward to the next year, let’s take a look back at this past year and see all the amazing accomplishments, events and ways you made a difference. Thank you for prioritizing play! Year in Review

July 9, 2018

Junior Youth Leadership in Action ›

Playworks of Greater Washington DC’s first joint recess was a learning experience for Junior Coaches at River Terrace Education Campus and Payne Elementary School. On May 14, 2018, the Playworks DC region organized our first-ever joint recess between two schools. We organised a combined recess with Payne Elementary School, a school with a full-time Playworks…

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…