Updates

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…

November 22, 2010

Meet Coach Jess ›

Coach Jess is a first-year program coordinator from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, working at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School. Coach Jess’s favorite recess game One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Coach Jess says that she loves “seeing the kids work as a team to be successful in this game” and that makes…

November 22, 2010

Playworks DC Gets Fit ›

On a crisp fall morning, Playworks DC joined with the NFL, Washington Redskins, and NFL Play 60 to promote health and fitness at the NFL Fit for You 5k.  Hundreds of kids from the local DC community joined their families at the Washington National Harbor for a day of fun.  Leading up to the race,…

November 4, 2010

Meet Coach Gantt ›

Coach Gantt is the great coach at Ketcham Elementary School in Northeast DC.  She is a first-year AmeriCorps member and a native Washingtonian. Coach Gantt’s favorite recess game? Medic dodge ball Find the rules for medic dodge ball here! Coach Gantt’s Favorite Playworks cheer? The banana cheer “The first graders get so excited when we…

November 4, 2010

Meet Coach Megan ›

Coach Megan is a first-year AmeriCorps Playworks Program Coordinator hailing from Albany, New York.  She is spending her year working with the great students of Center City Public Charter School – Trinidad Campus. Coach Megan’s favorite recess game? Four Square Find the rules for 4-square here! Why Coach Megan loves working for Playworks? “I love…

October 28, 2010

Playworks DC Helps to Make a Difference ›

On Saturday, October 23, Playworks DC joined with KaBOOM! at the Hyde Leadership Public Charter School to celebrate Make a Difference Day.  KaBOOM! organized 500 volunteers to construct an incredible playground for the great students of Hyde.  While Hyde parents, community members, AmeriCorps members, White House Fellows, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and many, many other volunteers helped to…

October 11, 2010

Thanks for voting for Playworks! ›

Thank you to everyone who voted for Playworks in the 2nd Annual NBC Classy Awards.  We appreciate all of your great support. Who rocks? We rock! Amazing news… Playworks DC is one of only five FINALISTS in the 2nd Annual NBC Classy Awards, known as the Academy Awards for non-profits, in the category of Most…