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.

More Updates


March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…

December 15, 2020

Top 6 Games to Play Virtually ›

Many educators have risen to the challenge of transitioning their lessons to accommodate virtual education, and Playworks has been helping educators ensure play remains in every child’s day, even online. Kids prioritize play, and with our support educators are leveraging play when teaching virtually in order to keep kids engaged, active, and to build community.…