Helping Our Communities

  1. Updates

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 caring for our employees and their families. Our actions include having employees work at home, changing policies and practices, and more. 

While we join other organizations in changing the way we work for the coming weeks, there is one other thing we are putting in place that we hope will help families whose children are at home and the teachers scrambling to provide online classes. We’ll be highlighting a series of Playworks games on our social media channels in the coming weeks. These will be games that can be played at home with a small number of children or larger groups in schools that are open. Follow along using #PlayworksAtHome and #PlayAtHome. Learn how to play Crack the Code in the video below.

We hope you will share these free games through your networks to help us make sure they get to as many children as possible. Please follow Playworks on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn so you receive these notifications.

We will get through this together as one Playworks community. The continued investment and partnership of philanthropic, corporate, government, and individual supporters will be critical. In uncertain times, we need to rely on one another to support our children and the adults who care for them. 

I take solace from something Abraham Lincoln said:

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis.”

Thank you for doing your part. We’re grateful that as a member of Playworks’ extended community you are helping us do our part as well.

 

Elizabeth Cushing
President
Playworks

 

More Updates


October 30, 2020

Most Valuable Partner of the Month: Robert Frost Elementary School ›

Playworks New England would like to announce Robert Frost Elementary School as the Most Valuable Partner (MVP) for October! Robert Frost Elementary School is doing innovative work to engage its students at recess and we’re thrilled to have Playworks AmeriCorps Coach Jeff Lee as part of this change-making. At Robert Frost Elementary School in Lawrence,…

October 29, 2020

Playworks Coach of the Month: Coach Jonah Williams ›

Playworks New England is happy to present Coach Jonah Williams as the ‘Coach of the Month’ for October! Coach Jonah is a second year Site Coordinator and has been with Playworks since starting as an AmeriCorps Coach in 2017. Coach Jonah is serving currently at the William E. Russell School in Dorchester, the Michael J.…

October 13, 2020

New England Patriots Recognize Playworks Volunteer as Difference Maker of the Week ›

Boston, MA (Oct. 12, 2020) – Playworks is happy to announce one of our very own volunteers, Kim Carrington at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, has been selected as the New England Patriots Difference Maker of the Week! Throughout the season, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation celebrate volunteers that work…