December 7, 2010

Coach Katie E. Rolls out Playworks in Springfield ›

"It's really nice that we're lending them our coach!" For a lot of today, I was thinking about little Alberto's comment. It was really nice of my kids [at The Dever School in Dorchester] to "lend" their coach [to The Brightwood School in Springfield, MA]… but it was just for a short time. Did having…

December 7, 2010

Coaches Corner: Amber Johnson ›

According to Coach Amber, an AmeriCorps member and Playworks program coordinator at The Lee Academy Pilot School in Dorchester, "every day is a story." Take a couple weeks ago: Coach Amber was teaching her students to play Switch, one of our core games, in Class Game Time (when we spend an hour or so in…

December 7, 2010

Reflecting on our Year as a Social Innovator ›

Last year, Playworks Metro Boston participated in Root Cause's prestigious Social Innovation Forum. In December, we were recognized for completing our year as a Social Innovator at a special reception. In honor of our SIF anniversary, we thought we'd have Max Fripp, our Metro Boston executive director, reflect on what he's learned this past year.…

November 10, 2010

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ Play Day! ›

BCBS' "Blue Crew" teamed up with Playworks for a day of recess rehabilitation on Wednesday, 10/20. Three groups visited Playworks schools: the Orchard Gardens in Roxbury, the BTU in Jamaica Plain, and the Manning, also in J.P. After being trained on site, the volunteers dove right into recess, playing 4-Square, Massive Switch, Basketball, and other games with Coaches Brian, Brittany, Ben and…

October 29, 2010

2010 Fall FUNdraiser and Rock Paper Scissors Tournament! ›

**PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! PLEASE COME TO THE BLEACHER BAR AND PAY AT THE DOOR** Here in Metro Boston, we like to think of ourselves as an innovative bunch. Take this year – we gave you Playworks' first ever 5K race and first ever recess-themed happy hour. And now it's time for another Metro Boston…

October 1, 2010

Run For Recess as part of Playworks’ Marathon Team Powered by New Balance ›

Are you passionate about promoting the power of play?   Do you want to run one of the most prestigious marathons in the world?   BECOME A MEMBER OF THE 2011 PLAYWORKS BOSTON RUN FOR RECESS MARATHON TEAM!   BOTH QUALIFIED AND UNQUALIFIED RUNNERS ACCEPTED! As a member of the team you will receive: Limited…

September 28, 2010

Celtics Opening Game and Autographed Basketball Raffle ›

Get in the game – Celtics style! And the winner is… Thanks to all of our raffle contestants! All donations are tax-deductible, except for the winner’s. Proceeds go towards supporting healthy play in Metro Boston schools.

September 10, 2010

New Partnership with Brown Brothers Harriman ›

It was right around lunch time as Playworks' office staff, armed with ball bags, floor tape, and cones, began to set up recess. Only, we weren't on a playground. We were in an office building. Wednesday, August 11 kicked off our new partnership with Brown Brothers Harriman, a financial services firm, through our second Corporate…

July 1, 2010

‘Health Management’s’ Recess ‘Resources’ ›

We weren't in an office building. It just looked like it. Playworks Metro Boston held a corporate volunteer training for Health Management Resources (HMR), a national healthcare company specializing in weight loss and weight management. HMR, along with its Founder and President Larry Stifler's Stifler Family Foundation, has been our sponsoring partner for The Social…