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May 17, 2017

Meet Coach Al ›

When students at Lew Wallace, IPS 107 get ready to rock recess every day, they turn to Playworks Indiana Coach Al to get them moving. Driven by his desire to work with kids and create an environment in which they can feel successful, Al made the move from Chicago to join the Playworks team in the…

March 7, 2017

Coach Care Cares ›

A graduate of Carmel, Indiana schools, Coach Carolyn "Care" loves working in her hometown school district. Driven by her love of the outdoors and her desire to get all kids moving and outside every day to improve their well-being, Coach Care found Playworks to be a natural fit. "I wanted to work for Playworks because I want…

March 6, 2017

Happy AmeriCorps Week ›

Happy AmeriCorps Week!  A big whoosp clap to all of Playworks Indiana coaches for all that they do!

February 7, 2017

Meet Coach J ›

Coach Clifton Jackson, “Coach J,” is the engine that drives recess powered by Playworks at the Kindezi Academy, formerly Joyce Kilmer IPS #69. Coach J joined the Playworks Indiana team in the fall of 2016 and is making change happen one recess at a time. Raised in central Indiana, Coach J understands what makes our community…

October 17, 2016

Teachers Credit Union Brings Play to Washington Township Schools ›

Ready to play? Need a new hula hoop? Teacher’s Credit Union (TCU) is helping to bring out the best in Washington Township's kids by investing in Recess Packs for Playworks Indiana's Team-Up schools. TCU knows the power of play and the value of Playworks in transforming school culture, giving more kids time to learn, and…

October 11, 2016

Everybody Plays in Broad Ripple—Visual Arts and Play ›

The summer months are filled with fun and foot traffic in the Village of Broad Ripple. What better time of the year to get out and do a little jump rope with our friends at The Bungalow? Diane Seybert and Jenny Velasco are well known around the area for their investment in the visual arts…

October 11, 2016

Playworks Indiana and Indiana University Health Bring Play to JA Jobsparks ›

This fall brought the first annual JA Jobsparks event to Indianapolis. Companies from around the area joined forces with Junior Achievement to offer over 7,000 eighth graders the opportunity to explore potential career paths over a two-day event at the Indiana Fairgrounds. This event took place during the annual Indy Do Day and represents Indiana…

October 11, 2016

Indiana Members Credit Union Invests in Play ›

Around Central Indiana, Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) has earned a reputation for investing in its community. They take their service seriously, dedicating resources to positively impact the lives of their members and the neighborhoods where they do business. In addition to bringing backpacks filled with school supplies to thousands of kids in Central Indiana, they invested…