Updates

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…

December 6, 2018

My Cause, My Cleats: Miles Killebrew ›

Playworks Michigan wants to give a double whoosh clap to Detroit Lions player, Miles Killebrew. Miles chose Playworks Michigan to be the beneficiaries of My Cause, My Cleats, a fundraiser where NFL players proudly show off the charity of their choice on their cleats during Week 13 of the season. Additionally, Playworks Michigan will receive $10 for…

November 19, 2018

Get In The Game 2018 ›

Playworks Michigan is sending a HUGE thank you to all who attended and helped make this year’s Get in the Game the most profitable and most attended one yet! We would especially like to thank all of our sponsors and donors for helping us achieve this success! Funds raised will help Playworks bring safe and healthy…

November 5, 2018

Seventh Annual Get in the Game Event ›

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US AT OUR SEVENTH ANNUAL GET IN THE GAME! We celebrated thousands of Michigan students having access to safe and healthy play everyday. We played everyone’s favorite games, celebrated with hundreds of passionate changemakers, and heard some inspiring moments. Thank You To Our Sponsors: MVP and Title Sponsor  …

November 2, 2018

Detroit Lions Real Players Don’t Bully Rally ›

On October 23, Playworks Michigan partnered with the Detroit Lions to host a Real Players Don’t Bully Pep Rally at one of our partner elementary schools, Hutchinson Elementary. The NFL stars joined the kids in playing inclusive games, giving out lots of high-fives, and sharing the message that it’s cool to be kind.    “You…

October 12, 2018

Playworks Michigan’s First Development Director ›

Playworks Michigan announces Alexandra Gardner as the Region’s First Development Director The national nonprofit builds out its development team to support regional growth. DETROIT, MI— Playworks today announced the appointment of Alexandra Gardner as the organization’s first Development Director in the Michigan Region. In this new role, Gardner will be charged with raising over $1,000,000…

October 11, 2018

Playworks & EduPaths Partner Together to Grow the Power of Play ›

Playworks Michigan is proud to announce a partnership with EduPaths to bring the power of play to schools across the state. EduPaths is an online professional development platform for educators with courses designed to expand their respective understanding on a variety of topics. On October 5, EduPaths will launch “Power of Play: Strategies for Integrating…

March 5, 2018

Getting Things Done in the Motor City! ›

Our AmeriCorps members are the shining light of the programming here in Michigan! They hold the very rewarding, and sometimes challenging position of being the day-to-day faces of our overall mission. All of our Playworks Coach schools are supported by AmeriCorps members. They serve Monday through Friday at their school sites, but also dedicate a…

November 28, 2017

Real Players Don’t Bully 2017 ›

October is National Bullying Prevention Month At Playworks Michigan, we promote inclusion and respect in everything that we do. This year alone, we are helping over 17,000 students feel included and engaged in their school community by leveraging the power of safe, healthy play. And our school partners are noticing a difference. Last school year,…