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 16, 2018

Do More 24 ›

Local non-profits,  including Playworks of Greater Washington D.C., are getting ready for one of the biggest fund-raising days of the year.  “Do More 24” is a day-long United Way organized event designed to help bring awareness to 501(c)(3) organizations in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. From 12 p.m. on May 17 to 12 p.m. on May 18,…

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…

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,…

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” panel and shared the importance of and challenges encountered in becoming an effective coach. First Lady Michelle Obama,…

February 26, 2016

Ro Sham Bo with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama ›

Ro Sham Bo! Playworks Washington, DC coaches Bryce and Lakia invited POTUS and FLOTUS to join Leckie Elementary students in a high-energy round of Ro Sham Bo Relay on MLK Day. Students were thrilled to share one of their favorite games with the President and First Lady! Can you guess who won? President Barack Obama, with First…

November 17, 2015

Happy Gratitude Day! ›

Check out our coaches sharing their gratitude for the students they work with, and sending the vibes of gratitude on to you! WHOOSH! Supporters like you remind us of how grateful we are for our community. We encourage you to pass your gratitude along to whomever makes your life more playful.