Playworks Chicago Office Up and Running!

  1. Updates

We have lots to do to make it our perfect “work and play” space, but we are well on our way! We are located downtown (map), right in the Loop’s theater district, and we are getting accustomed to the amazing array of restaurants and action near our new home. We share the office with another wonderful non-profit, Urban Gateways, and they have been great in welcoming us into the space. Our ladder golf game has been delivered and set up, and we have plans for a four square and wall ball area in the conference room. We promise to have meetings in there, too.

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kids playing basketball
kids playing basketball

November 30, 2022

Building Skill Through Play: Successful Game Participation ›

At Playworks, games are integral to what we do and in order to have a successful game, you need student engagement and participation. This November, our teams leaned into the skill of successful game participation, recognizing that game participation is about uplifting fun for all participants, not just individuals or game winners. For young learners,…

August 29, 2022

Playworks Illinois 2021-2022 Impact Report ›

For the last 10 years, Playworks Illinois has given kids foundational skills for success on the playground, in the classroom, and in the community. We are the leading organization that leverages play to promote healthy behaviors and increase social and emotional learning, at recess and throughout the school day. Last school year alone, Playworks Illinois…

three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…