The Girls Got Game!

  1. Updates

Playworks Chicago kicked off the 2011-12 Girls Basketball season with our first ever Extravaganza, an event where all of our schools’ teams (comprised of 4th and 5th graders) came together for a skills-building clinic. At stations led by our Playworks Program Coordinators, players were able to practice their shooting, rebounding, passing, dribbling and defensive skills.  The Girls Basketball Extravaganza was an introduction to basketball for many girls and was a great way to teach the basics of the game! At the end of the evening, teams comprised of players from different schools scrimmaged to show off their new talents.

Many thanks to Union Park for hosting both the Extravaganza and our weekly games. And, a big “whoosh clap” to the families for their support!  

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February 3, 2023

Partnership Spotlight: Troy Community Consolidated School District ›

Playworks Illinois has so many wonderful partnerships with schools and districts throughout Illinois. One partnership we’re highlighting is with Troy Community Consolidated School District located in Will County. There are plenty of different pathways for partnerships with Playworks, so when Jill Tsoukalas, Executive Director of Instruction and Professional Development for the Troy school district reached…

January 17, 2023

Program Spotlight: TeamUp ›

Playworks offers a variety of service options to best meet the needs of our partner schools and youth serving organizations. TeamUp is a service that combines direct service and consultative support to schools to help build school staff capacity. A Playworks Site Coordinator serves in a consultant role for their schools throughout the year, utilizing…

January 13, 2023

Mid-Year Impact Report ›

Playworks Illinois is excited to share our Mid-Year Impact Report with you! In this Impact Report you can find our impact numbers so far this year and our recent case study on our Junior Coach Leadership Program. Read it now! Impact Report