Creating Social Change through Sports and Play

  1. Updates

During the New Orleans Sport for Good Community Summit, Playworks Lousiana joined the Aspen Institute, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, and the New Orleans Sport for Community Coalition to explore ways that sports and physical activity can empower communities to enact social change. Playworks engaged with a diverse group of educators, nonprofit leaders, youth sports providers, professional sports leagues, and community advocates to discuss the critical role sports play in addressing community needs.  

Summit topics included obesity and youth violence prevention, as well as educational access and equity. Because the summit was focused on the New Orleans community, Playworks Louisana was able to discuss the unique obstacles its students face and explore ways to meet their needs. 

Playworks Louisiana looks forward to further collaboration with youth development thought-leaders to bring out the best in every kid through play. 


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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…

February 15, 2019

Inclusive Play Five Days a Week ›

For over two decades, we’ve been bringing kids and school communities together with play. On Playworks playgrounds, you won’t see kids sidelined. You’ll see high-fives, positive-reinforcement, and different students coming together to achieve a common goal. Use this checklist to make your playground safer and more welcoming for all students. Monday: Girls and Boys Playing…

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…