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Playworks brings out the best in every kid, through play. 

We build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of belonging. Partnering with teachers, principals, and parents, we make sure kids have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and in our community. A randomized control trial found that compared to students at similar schools, Playworks students were more physically active and teachers reported that students had greater feelings of school safety and less bullying behavior. Learn more about our impact. 

I believe that Playworks has made the school a better place by providing students a safe outlet to play and allowing them to come together through play.

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February 24, 2017

Happy AmeriCorps Week! ›

We’re excited to celebrate the 800,000 people who have served through AmeriCorps since 1994 and to highlight the service of our current AmeriCorps coaches. Teaching cooperation in DC is a daunting task. In a city that is infamous for its…

February 17, 2017

February Junior Coach of the Month — Micah ›

Our February Junior Coach of the Month is Micah at J.O. Wilson Elementary. He actively mediates conflicts at recess and is the first one to help someone up when they fall. While he was shy at first, being a Junior Coach…

May 17, 2016

Junior Coach Daleajah Williams meets the First Lady ›

At the May 2016 Project Play Summit, 450 leaders of the play movement gathered to measure progress, share learnings, and discover new opportunities to build healthy communities through sport and play. Junior Coach Daleajah Williams was featured on the “Train All Coaches”…

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