Kids at Lions stadium
Kids at Lions stadium

CBS News

March 25, 2024

Detroit Lions host kids from across Michigan for day of activity at Ford Field ›

Playworks Michigan and the Detroit Lions Foundation hosted their annual “Football Jamboree” at Ford Field on March 24.

January 24, 2024

Indoor Recess Transition Plan ›

From snow and cold to rain, smog, and everything in between, weather can throw a wrench in your outdoor recess plans. When inclement weather strikes, transitioning to indoor play can…

December 18, 2023

Playworks recognized as a NYSS Champion ›

Playworks becomes an NYSS Champion Playworks is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

Molina check presentation
Molina check presentation

The MolinaCares Accord

October 12, 2023

The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation Presents $25,000 Grant to Playworks ›

 The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Michigan, presented a $25,000 grant to Playworks Michigan, a nonprofit that leverages the power of play to help children build…

Vincent speaking to students
Vincent speaking to students

May 15, 2023

Let’s Create a Brighter Future Through Play ›

I am so thrilled to continue my journey with the Playworks Michigan team after joining as Executive Director in November 2022.  After only a few months I have had the…

CBS Detroit

May 2, 2023

Detroit Pistons host girls basketball jamboree ›

Hundreds of elementary students from across the state were in Detroit Sunday for a Playworks girls basketball jamboree. Elementary school students from Detroit, Metro Detroit and all the way from…

Press & Guide

February 7, 2023

Playworks hosts 200 area students at Lions training facility ›

The Detroit Lions Foundation and Playworks teamed up to host hundreds of area students at the Lions training facility for a game of fun. The  “Jamboree” that brings together students…

January 10, 2023

Understanding the Complex Simplicities of Play ›

Play is a behavior that is natural and has existed for thousands of years and across species. It combines a set of made-up rules or norms and a willingness to…

Crain's Detroit Business

October 18, 2022

Playworks Michigan names new executive director ›

Playworks Michigan named Vincent Kirkwood as the new executive director. Through coordinated playground programs and trainings with schools and youth organizations, Playworks aims to help children learn empathy, conflict resolution,…