Updates

March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

January 2, 2019

Playworks Named 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2018 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support…

May 17, 2018

Playworks Indiana’s April Teacher of the Month ›

Playworks Indiana recognizes Josephine Manns, Kindergarten Teacher at Ignite Academy, as its April Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Manns has always been open to learning new games in her class and she makes a point to utilize Site Coordinator Dwanesha Wilson anytime she can to teach new games to her scholars. Mrs. Manns does an…

March 12, 2018

Playworks Indiana’s February Teacher of the Month ›

Playworks Indiana recognizes Sarah Zack, Assistant Principal and Recess Coach at Francis Parker School 56, as its February Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Zack has been the power behind Playworks at Francis Parker all year. As the Recess Manager, she makes sure that all of her staff are thinking about recess every week. She receives…

February 13, 2018

Playworks Indiana’s January Teacher of the Month ›

Playworks Indiana recognizes Staycie Lievens, kindergarten teacher and recess coach at New Augusta South, as its January Teacher of the Month. Why was this teacher nominated? Site Coordinator Abby nominated Miss Lievens and her kindergarten team from New Augusta South for their amazing job at making sure that all students are active at recess. You can catch Miss Lievens…

January 17, 2018

Playworks Indiana’s December Teacher of the Month ›

Playworks Indiana recognizes Rosa Vazquez, social-emotional learning teacher and Junior Coach lead at Arlington Woods, as its December Teacher of the Month. Why was this teacher nominated? Playworks Site Coordinator Abby nominated Ms. Vazquez for her diligent work to form a strong and capable Junior Coach team to lead recess changes at Arlington Woods. How does this teacher…

December 19, 2017

Playworks Indiana’s November Teacher of the Month ›

Playworks Indiana recognizes Chantal Rawlins, Spanish teacher and K-3 recess aid at CFI 70, as its November Teacher of the Month. Why was this teacher nominated? Coach Care nominated Ms. Rawlins for her positive, engaging presence while working with students. She is present at kindergarten through third grade recess periods. At each recess period, she joins in and…

December 14, 2017

Indiana Pacers and Fever Announce Partnership to Stand Up to Bullying at Event Honoring Tamika Catchings ›

Playworks, the Pacers, and Fever team up to support Indiana youth [Indianapolis, IN]—November 1, 2017—From funds raised through the Fever Cares Bowling Tournament, the Pacers Foundation has provided a grant to fund Playworks Indiana’s Real Players Don’t Bully social media and outreach campaign.  This two month long digitally driven campaign leverages celebrity influencers and community…

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…