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Playworks brings out the best in every kid, through play. 

We build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of belonging. Partnering with teachers, principals, and parents, we make sure kids have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and in our community. A randomized control trial found that compared to students at similar schools, Playworks students were more physically active and teachers reported that students had greater feelings of school safety and less bullying behavior. Learn more about our impact. 

I believe that Playworks has made the school a better place by providing students a safe outlet to play and allowing them to come together through play.

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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…

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…

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…

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