Updates

May 8, 2019

Maryland’s Power Player Named Teacher of the Year 2019 ›

Playworks Maryland is proud to recognize our very own Power Player Kyair Butts on his selection as Baltimore City Public Schools Teacher of the Year! Kyair Butts is a member of Playworks Maryland’s Young Professionals Board and known as the teacher with the “infectious energy” at Waverly Elementary/Middle School. He is known for his passion for language arts…

April 22, 2019

Students Shine at Junior Coach Leadership Conference ›

On April 13, 2019, nearly 100 Junior Coaches from eight Baltimore city and four Anne Arundel County schools came together at the UA House in Baltimore, Maryland, for a day of team building activities and games to learn about conflict resolution, leadership, inclusion, and so much more.   As fourth and fifth-grade leaders, Junior Coaches regularly…

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…

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…

November 2, 2018

Playworks Maryland & Baltimore Ravens Unite for Hometown Huddle ›

On October 21, Playworks Maryland teamed up with the Baltimore Ravens and the United Way of Central Maryland for the 2018 Hometown Huddle. Kids from Curtis Bay Elementary School arrived at the Under Armour House at Fayette where they met Ravens players Tim White, Alvin Jones, Lamar Jackson, Chuck Clark, Makinton Doreleant, Cyrus Jones, and…

July 27, 2018

Announcing a Grant Opportunity from Playworks Maryland ›

You are invited to apply for the Playworks Maryland Recess Implementation Grant Opportunity funded in part by France-Merrick Foundation. Playworks Maryland will select ten elementary schools to participate in the initiative during the upcoming school year from September 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. Though funding and the commitment are for one year, partnership with Playworks…

June 6, 2018

A Day in the Life at Frederick Elementary ›

Baltimore, MD—March 13, 2018—Being a Junior Coach is very exciting and important for students. Playworks Junior Coach program gives students the opportunity to be role models and display their leadership skills to their peers during recess. Frederick Elementary has fourteen Junior Coaches, all of whom possess leadership skills, have eccentric personalities, and are eager to…

June 6, 2018

A Day in the Life at George Washington Elementary ›

Baltimore, MD—February 20, 2018—At George Washington Elementary it is apparent that the students appreciate their Playworks coach. While students were lining up before recess their faces were full of smiles and eager to greet the Coach, who the students call “Coach Superman”. Students cheered his name with excitement and were ready to play! The game…

March 28, 2018

M&T Play Day at Patterson Park Public Charter School ›

Baltimore, MD—March 15, 2018 — Volunteers from M&T joined Playworks Maryland for a Play Day held at Patterson Park Public Charter School (PPPCS). Fifty volunteers traveled from all over the East Coast to enjoy playing with students and seeing the impact of Playworks first hand. PPPCS recess ranges from 100-150 students. At the start of the…