About Playworks Louisiana

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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Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Louisiana in 2008. Playworks Louisiana serves low-income schools across New Orleans through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Louisiana through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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Stories of Play


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…

December 15, 2016

Creating Social Change through Sports and Play ›

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…

May 10, 2012

Coach Hakim is Playmaker of the Month ›

Coach Hakim is an AmeriCorps member serving as a program coordinator at Murray Henderson on the West Bank. Coach Hak runs an exciting program that gets kids moving and working together in positive ways. Coach Hak has especially shined in…

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