Playworks Louisiana

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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Latest News

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…

January 11, 2018

Play Summit 2018 ›

Playworks is hosting a cocktail and dinner reception: Tommy’s Cuisine Friday, January 26, 2018 as we kick off the New Year in New Orleans commencing our annual Playworks Play Summit. This will be a great opportunity to mix, mingle, get to know each, interact with our National Team Members as well as the members of…

August 16, 2017

Become a Playworks School ›

Principal Douglas of Edward Hynes Charter School describes how partnering with Playworks has enriched her school culture. With Playworks' support, Principal Douglas explains that there has been a reduction in playtime conflicts and accidents on her playground, as well as an increase in student cooperation in and outside of the classroom.  "If you are out there thinking…

June 28, 2017

Playworks Louisiana Featured in New Orleans City Business ›

Playworks Louisiana was featured in New Orleans City Business. Will Bryant, president of Pro Placement USA, vice-president of business development and Hammerman & Gainer Inc., and board member of Playworks Louisiana, speaks about the nonprofit. Read it all here.

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Recent Events

May 02, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Invest in Your New Orleans Future: Playworks and GiveNola Day ›

On May 2, thousands of people will support their favorite nonprofit organizations for GiveNOLA Day. This year, we are striving to raise $2,500 for Playworks services, including our Junior Coach Leadership Program.…

January 19, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

#Geaux Play ›

See what Playworks Louisiana is all about at our Open House! Meet Playworks Founder & CEO Jill Vialet and President Elizabeth Cushing Participate in fun games for children AND adults Enjoy music…

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A Better Recess

Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

Contact Us

1050 South Jefferson Davis Pkwy, Suite 334
New Orleans, LA 70125

t: 504.272.2596
f: 504.754.7689


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