Updates

May 8, 2020

Work Play Balance powered by Playworks ›

Find your Work Play Balance. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of children and adults alike. Playworks is continuing to share the power of play by launching Play at Home for kids and our brand new Work Play Balance playbook for adults. Work Play Balance is a free resource designed to leverage play to…

April 27, 2020

Giving Tuesday Now: Double the Impact of Your Donation ›

Help us be there for kids like Anita. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every kid, educator, and school in our community. While we are all hoping to reshape a new normal as quickly as possible, we will only be able to do so with your immediate and lasting support. As the world is quickly adapting,…

April 15, 2020

Keep Play Going ›

Thanks to our incredible group of champions and supporters, Playworks has impacted the lives of millions of children. Like many other nonprofits in our community, we are adjusting to the new reality caused by the coronavirus pandemic and we are hopeful that despite the current challenges, we will be stronger in the future and able…

March 24, 2020

#PlayAtHome with Playworks ›

Playworks wants to help make sure kids still get to play every day. School closures are significantly changing day-to-day life for kids across the country and the world. Families are looking for ways to keep their kids engaged, active, and having fun. And teachers are looking for support interacting with students virtually. Playworks is here…

March 16, 2020

Helping Our Communities ›

Like you, we are very concerned as the spreading coronavirus impacts so many people, communities, and organizations across the country. Our priority is to take actions for everyone’s safety. We are following CDC and state/local health agency guidelines and are partnering with schools with an aim of preventing the spread of the virus, while also…

February 28, 2020

Playworks Minnesota wins the BOLD Award for Innovation and Vision ›

The Playworks Minnesota team is proud to announce that we won the Association for Corporate Growth (Minnesota Chapter) BOLD Award in the nonprofit category. The BOLD Awards are designed recognize innovation, inspirational moves, and bold visions. Thank you to the Minnesota Staff, Board of Directors, and Play Partners who have made this possible!

February 12, 2020

Playworks Minnesota named a finalist of the Eighth Annual BOLD Awards ›

Playworks Minnesota is excited to announce that we have been chosen as a finalist in the Eighth Annual BOLD Awards, presented by the Association for Corporate Growth-Minnesota. The BOLD Awards honor and recognize the innovative and inspirational organizations that make Minnesota great. The program celebrates the corporate leaders and teams that are behind successful mergers and acquisitions,…

January 13, 2020

Playworks teams up with Allianz Life so St. Paul kids can GET OUTSIDE AND PLAY! ›

Many students at Cherokee Heights Elementary School in St. Paul did not have proper gear for this cold winter season, so Playworks Minnesota teamed up with our partners at Allianz Life to provide hats, snow pants, mittens, and more! We are so grateful to have amazing partners to team up with and give back, because…

December 4, 2019

Oregon State University Study Finds High-Quality Recess Positively Impacts Student Behaviors ›

A recent study by the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Services found that high-quality recess contributes to the executive function, emotional self-control, resilience, and positive classroom behavior in elementary school children. While past studies explored the benefits related to the amount of recess time, this is the first study to address…