Updates

September 17, 2019

Annual Report 2018-2019 ›

Through play, kids learn to make friends, solve problems, and believe in themselves. See what we accomplished together in 2018-19. 2018-2019 annual report  

July 26, 2019

Allianz Life Corporate Play Day ›

“Teach Me How To Play” Day with Allianz Life Allianz Life employees have joined Playworks Minnesota in numerous give-back events. At Earle Brown Elementary, Allianz Life employees volunteered for a Play Day of encouragement, role modeling, and kickball. Thank you Allianz Life for your ongoing partnership and support in making such a positive impact on the lives of students…

April 15, 2019

Twin Cities Orthopedics and Playworks Minnesota team with Turtle Lake Students for Day of Play ›

Twenty-eight Values Champions, employees who are ambassadors of TCO’s culture and exemplify the organization’s values, teamed up with Playworks to teach students the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at recess. Students learned inclusive games and team-building activities in a classroom setting, and participated in a recess period with volunteers to practice what they learned…

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…

February 21, 2019

Making Indoor Recess Work ›

Yes, you can! Get started with five indoor play activities that will get kids moving, even when it is too cold or rainy for outdoor recess. Find out more here  

February 21, 2019

Take The Recess Checkup ›

Know your play space It can be hard to understand the impact that your play space has on your school’s culture and your students’ experience. And while there are a lot of solutions worth trying, it’s tough to know what’s working and what’s not. That’s why we’ve created the Recess Checkup—an online quiz designed to…

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 8, 2018

“We Play Together” Mounds View Event ›

We had so much fun seeing everyone playing Freeze Tag at the Mounds View High School stadium at our “We Play Together” Event. Thank you to Mounds View Public Schools for this fantastic partnership.  Seven hundred people came together for a giant game of Freeze Tag. We also welcomed the newest cohort of Junior Coaches…

September 13, 2018

Mounds View Principal is Ready for Playworks ›

Mounds View Principal: “Feeling of camaraderie with Coach and Staff” Todd Durand, Principal at Island Lake Elementary, says staff feels supported; that systems of structure and consistency are blooming. He explains how he is seeing positive changes happening after just seven days into the school year.