Updates

December 9, 2011

Play Night at Union Pub ›

Support Kids in Washington, DC, where our amazing Playworks coaches bring the power of play every day to 4,270 students in 15 elementary schools. Bring the gang for a Happy Hour fundraiser at Union Pub with Playworks games and a last-minute-gift & stocking stuffer Silent Auction. December 19, 2011. 5:30 – 8 pm. Great gifts…

November 23, 2011

Lorenzo Alexander of the Redskins Inspires Giving to the Max!! ›

Playworks DC kicked off the Greater Washington Give To the Max Day with a game-changing challenge from Washington Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander.  If we could raise $2,500 in online donations in just 24 hours, Lorenzo would make his own $7,500 gift, a 3:1 match! The pressure—and the fun—was on, as friends and supporters checked our…

September 16, 2011

Shake, Rattle, and Roll! ›

At Playworks, we’re all about getting kids to move, but there’s jump rope, and then there’s a 5.8 magnitude earthquake! Washington DC’s public and public charter schools got off to a wild start when a widespread quake shook things up only two days into the new school year, followed four days later by the high…

September 16, 2011

Playworks DC Joins the National Day of Service ›

As Americans everywhere commemorated the events of September 11, 2001, Playworks DC AmeriCorps members joined other volunteer organizers at Washington DC’s Freedom Plaza to honor the day in our nation’s capital. Playworks AmeriCorps Program Coordinators engaged with the community in many different ways during the afternoon event. Projects included painting a 9/11 Remembrance Mural, assembling…

May 5, 2011

Leaders Discuss Playworks’ Plan for Growth and Sustainability in DC ›

A group of foundation, business, and government leaders gathered at the Case Foundation in DC to meet with Playworks’ President and Founder Jill Vialet and discuss Playworks’ strategy for growth and sustainability over the long term.  It was exciting to share our vision — that one day every child in America will have the chance…

February 22, 2011

Register for the Terrapin and the Hare 5k Adventure Run! ›

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2011 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Location: 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763 Come run (or walk) for recess! Join students, teachers, business leaders and community members to get moving for play in DC. Be a part of the movement for play. Save the date to run, walk or volunteer…

January 11, 2011

Behind the Scenes with Playworks DC and Good Morning America ›

On a beautiful fall day in our nation’s capital, “ABC News” and “Good Morning America” reporter Juju Chang joined the students of Bruce Monroe Elementary School at Parkview for a fun day of play.  We were thrilled to be able to show Juju how we provide opportunities for safe, fun, inclusive play for the students…

January 4, 2011

Playworks Washington DC Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament 2011 ›

Support kids in Washington, DC Build your team Compete for bragging rights Date: Friday, June 10, 2011 Time: noon – 5:00 p.m. Location: American University, Jacobs Recreational Complex Proceeds support children by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity to Washington, DC schools. Click HERE to register! For more information: Paul Zimmerman email: pzimmerman [at] playworks [dot]…

January 4, 2011

Leading DC Foundation Awards Playworks Major Grant ›

We are proud to announce that Playworks Washington, DC has been awarded a $30,000 grant by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation to help expand programming to more elementary school kids in the District. “The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is a leader in championing great nonprofits in the DC area, particularly those that are…