Updates

May 17, 2019

Prepare. Grow. Love. ›

As our organization began preparing for the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference, the annual gathering of business and governmental leaders aimed at the betterment of our state, I couldn’t help but notice how well this year‘s focus on uniting as “One Michigan,” under the pillars of “Prepare,” “Grow,” and “Love” aligned perfectly with…

April 5, 2019

Playworks on WDIV (NBC) ›

Our Executive Director, Angela Rogensues, sat down with WDIV’s Shawn Ley to talk about the power of play during school breaks and the importance of keeping kids active with healthy play. Playworks on WDIV (NBC)

April 5, 2019

Girls Basketball Jamboree covered in Dearborn Press & Guide ›

Playworks Michigan is introducing local elementary school girls to organized sports, often for the first time through a no-cost, fun-vs-fun, developmental league. Dearborn Heights elementary school to host ‘Power of Play’ basketball league

April 5, 2019

Playworks on 910AM Superstation’s “The Nolan Finley Show” ›

  Playworks appeared on 910AM Superstation’s “The Nolan Finley Show” to discuss the importance of Playworks in schools in Michigan, the upcoming Girls Basketball Jamboree and our various leagues and partnerships, including the Detroit Lions.  Watch the interview with Matt Matthews; Playworks is on at the 1:26 mark.

April 5, 2019

Playworks Michigan at the Detroit Policy Conference ›

  To top off our early Spring coverage, Playworks had a chance to share what we’re up to this school year with Deadline Detroit’s “The Craig Fahle Show” listeners at the Detroit Policy Conference.

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…

March 20, 2019

Playworks and WWJ Newsradio collaborate for National Women and Girls in Sports Week ›

Coinciding with National Women and Girls in Sports Week, WWJ Newsradio 950’s “Making the Grade” highlighted our girls basketball league and annual “Jamboree” event on February 9th, underscoring the importance of sports in teaching success skills for life.

March 20, 2019

Playworks on Fox 2 Detroit ›

  Fox 2’s Charlie Langton joined in the fun during an interactive segment on keeping kids active during school breaks. Playworks on Fox 2 Detroit

March 8, 2019

Tomorrow’s Leaders at Play Today ›

As the harsh weather leaves many of us bundled up inside, I’ve recently been able to reflect on some of my favorite written works on topics near and dear, including Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff’s “How to Play Our Way to a Better Democracy.” First appearing in The New York Times last September, the piece…