Updates

March 12, 2018

AmeriCorps Week Coaches Spotlight ›

Hello, everyone! Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting our current AmeriCorps members. Each week you will have the chance to meet our amazing coaches from the Minnesota region. Coach Ingrid Coach Ingrid is a first-year AmeriCorps member who brings her love of the outdoors and of play to her school every day. Experienced…

March 5, 2018

AmeriCorps Appreciation Week ›

Hello, everyone! Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting our current AmeriCorps members. Each week you will have the chance to meet two of our amazing coaches from the Minnesota region. Coach Chloe Coach Chloe is a second year AmeriCorps member this year. She has been serving in our flex role, supporting all…

January 29, 2018

Martin Luther King Junior Day Service Project ›

On Monday, January 17, members of the Playworks Minnesota team participated in a service day project in partnership with Fraser Group. Fraser Group is Minnesota’s largest provider of autism services. Fraser Group also provides services for mental health and other developmental disabilities for children and adults with special needs through healthcare, education, and housing. Our…

December 21, 2017

Minnesota Vikings Family Adoption Fun Fest ›

On December 5, Playworks Minnesota was invited to attend the Minnesota Vikings Adoption Fun Fest. The event, which brings together adopted children and their families for an evening of play, was hosted at the Vikings’ practice facility in Winter Park. With more than 500 attendees, the night was full of smiles, laughter, and games. As…

December 21, 2017

Thank you Jill and Josh King for your generous support of Playworks! ›

Thank you, Jill and Josh King, at Twelve Consulting for your amazing support of Playworks! You help to create safe and healthy play at recess for 24,500 Twin Cities students this year. Thanks for “trying on” Playworks Corporate Recess and continuing to incorporate into your amazing culture!  

December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays from Playworks Minnesota! ›

How lucky are we to truly live our organization’s values? At Playworks, no meeting or celebration is complete without play, in this case, a healthy tourney of around-the-world ping pong. Bringing safe and healthy play to 24,500 students in the Twin Cities. Thank you Playworks Coaches for all you do!    

April 18, 2017

Playworks Minnesota Honored at Character Recognition Awards ›

St. Paul, MN—May 25, 2017— Playworks Minnesota received a 2017 Minnesota Ethical Leadership Award on May 25 at the Character Recognition Awards Ceremony. We were one of three community programs, five schools, and one district honored by Synergy & Leadership for excellence in character and ethical leadership development. Governor Dayton proclaimed May 25 as Character Recognition…

February 24, 2017

What Does Service Mean to Our AmeriCorps Coaches? ›

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 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 2004. Since then, we have received over nine million dollars in funding support and 1,071 members have contributed almost two million hours of service.…

February 9, 2017

The First Ever Opera Recess! ›

On December 7 at Forest Elementary School in Robbinsdale, Playworks and the Minnesota Opera combined forces to bring together the fun and play of recess with the drama and grace of opera for the first opera recess. The Minnesota Opera believes that Playworks’ vision aligns with their mission as they create opera education programs that…