Updates

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…

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.

March 3, 2017

Vote for Playworks Louisiana ›

Playworks Louisiana is thrilled to announce that we are registered with Gulf Coast Bank’s Community Rewards Program. The participants, all nonprofit organizations, are located in E. Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa parishes. Gulf Coast Bank’s Community Rewards Program is an online contest that rewards a total of $50,000 to the top ten nonprofits voted on by the community. The funds will be awarded in…

February 24, 2017

Celebrating AmeriCorps Week ›

During the week of March 4–11, 2017, Playworks Louisiana will recognize and appreciate all of our amazing AmeriCorps coaches. AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies and community and faith-based groups across the country. Through service, Playworks AmeriCorps members create a place for every kid on…

December 15, 2016

Uplifting a Community through the Power of Sports ›

Sport for Good – New Orleans from Laureus Sport for Good USA on Vimeo. Learn how 20 organizations are working together to uplift a community through the power of sport. Playworks Louisiana Executive Director David Burks speaks about the impact that sports-based youth programs like Playworks are making in New Orleans thanks to the Laureus Model City…

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 social change. Playworks engaged with a diverse group of educators, nonprofit leaders, youth sports providers,…