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


March 27, 2020

Power of Play: Learning SEL Skills through Games ›

About Playworks Playworks is a nonprofit that serves 3.5 million students in 7000 schools nationwide by providing services that instill the power of play in schools. Playworks’ vision is to make sure every child gets to play, every day. We do this by introducing students to safe and engaging games during recess and classroom game…

March 24, 2020

Coach Jamal brings Joy and Energy to the Hennigan ›

Coach Jamal is the Playworks Coach at the James W. Hennigan K-8 School in Jamaica Plain. This is Jamal’s second year at the Hennigan. Coach Jamal brings a positive attitude to his work every day and has made a big impact on the students he serves. Coach Jamal has been going above and beyond at…

March 24, 2020

Manny Keeps the Ellis School Clean and Ready for Recess ›

Astarte ‘Manny’ Brown is a custodian at the Ellis Elementary School in Roxbury, MA. Manny has been a member of the Ellis community since November, and he has already made a big impact on staff and students.  Manny comes to school every day with a smile on his face. He is kind and respectful to…