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August 25, 2017

Board Member Spotlight ›

With the new fiscal year in full swing, we wanted to take time to reflect and celebrate one of our board members, Stephanie, who has helped expand and enrich Playworks' impact in Michigan. Stephanie, owner of the Stay and Play Social Club, is passionate about bringing safe, healthy play to children in Michigan’s elementary schools. Whether spreading the word…

April 26, 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Week 2017 ›

During Volunteer Appreciation Week 2017, Playworks Michigan would like to thank all of our volunteers who dedicate their passion and energy to bring out the best in every kid. We wouldn't be able to make an impact in our area without their support. This school year, we have had the honor of working with over 100 volunteers.…

February 24, 2017

Celebrating our Coaches During AmeriCorps Week ›

During the week of March 4-11, 2017, AmeriCorps programs all across the country will be celebrating the many contributions that over 80,000 members make each year. AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Playworks started our partnership with AmeriCorps in…

January 30, 2017

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Expands Impact with Playworks Pro ›

With the support of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, we are training 14 new Pro partners to bring safe, healthy play to Michigan schools. 

October 24, 2016

Meet our 2016-17 school year Coaches! ›

Get to know our 2016-17 Playworks Michigan Coaches! Playworks Michigan kicked off the start of our sixth school year in September. We have a fresh set of Americorp Coaches who are trained and geared up to serve their school communities with safe and healthy play every day! For the 2016-17 school year, we will be…

October 24, 2016

Playworks Michigan Receives Largest Grant Award in Five-Year History ›

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation grants $1.14 million to Playworks.  New funds will power Playworks programs in Michigan and New York.   Detroit, MI and New York, NY—October 24, 2016—Playworks, a leading nonprofit that brings safe and healthy play to more than 1,200 schools and 700,000 children annually, has earned a new $1.14 million grant…

April 8, 2016

Kickin’ it with the Community at Washington Parks ›

On April 8, Washington Parks Elementary School had their Community Engagement Initiative, Kickin’ it with the Community, organized by Coach Chris. Coach Kat and Coach Mark were on hand to help out and make the event a success! All Playworks partner schools with AmeriCorps coaches will host Community Engagement Initiatives planned by the coach to directly address…

March 25, 2016

2016 Junior Coach Leadership Conference ›

Playworks Michigan held our 2016 Junior Coach Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 19 at Roosevelt Primary School in Ferndale. Junior Coaches from our partner schools all over Metro Detroit came together to celebrate being Junior Coaches in this culminating event. Our Coaches ran stations that each of our Junior Coaches rotated through. Some stations included how…

March 4, 2016

Celebrating AmeriCorps Success: Inclusion in Action ›

Playworks believes that every student should be included in play. But what does inclusion look like? To celebrate the the impact of AmeriCorps, Playworks Michigan AmeriCorps Coach Kat shared this story of inclusion in action: "At Beacon Elementary there is a 1st grade student, Adam, who has autistism and has been mainstreamed into the classroom. Since the…