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…

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 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…

March 2, 2018

Seventh Annual Junior Coach Leadership Conference ›

Our 7th Annual Junior Coach Leadership Conference was a success. Thanks to Darren M Haynes for emceeing our awards, and speaking to our students about respect, inclusion, healthy play, and healthy community. A Superhero clap and thank you to: our panelists who shared the important leadership qualities they look for; KIND Snacks for providing some treats for our…

February 5, 2018

Martin Luther King Day of Service 2018 ›

Playworks of Greater Washington DC partnered with Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation for our annual Martin Luther King Day of Service! Check out this video of our awesome volunteers making a difference at Langley Elementary.

January 30, 2018

RAND Review: Playworks Stands Out Among SEL Interventions ›

A new review conducted by RAND Corporation and commissioned by The Wallace Foundation found that Playworks stands out among social and emotional learning (SEL) programs for evidence of impact. The RAND Corporation review found that the Playworks Coach service is one of only seven elementary school SEL interventions to meet the highest criteria for evidence of impact under…

June 7, 2017

Introducing Our Play More Campaign ›

Students today too often experience: exclusion bullying conflicts powerlessness Playworks creates a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s social and emotional health. With safe and healthy play, Playworks…

May 5, 2017

Announcing our 2017 Play Champion and Playmaker of the Year! ›

  Playworks DC recently held our inaugural PowerPlayers Breakfast where we invited play supporters from across the region to come together for play, food, and inspiration before work. During the event, we took the time to honor two women who have contributed to the play movement in amazing ways. 2017 Play Champion,  Aimeé Cepeda, Ed.D. Principal,…