April 12, 2010

2010 5K Run for Recess! ›

In late May, 475 people participated in our first ever Run for Recess! Out of  those runners, 266 finished the 5K. We want to thank you for your participation, and we look forward to seeing you again next year! Below are the results from the 5K. Some race times are approximate due to human error…

March 29, 2010

Junior Coaches at the State House! ›

Congress may be in session, but there was definitely a recess at the Massachusetts State House March 25. Massachusetts Action for Healthy Kids hosted their annual legislative breakfast, emceed by Playworks' Max Fripp. The event was a perfect one to showcase Playworks — fantastic keynote speakers urged the room to recognize the importance of physical activity and nutrition in schools…

March 18, 2010

Social Innovation Forum’s 2010 Showcase Event ›

As you may know, Playworks has been recognized as a social innovator by the Social Innovation Forum. We were chosen for our proven and scalable model aimed at increasing physical activity and changing the climate in low-income schools. I’ve spent the last 4 months working with a consulting team to strengthen our program model, social…

March 17, 2010

Third Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament! ›

It's been a tough month for sports. First, Boston watched (and may have cried) as the Lakers beat the Celtics in the Playoffs. Then, there was Saturday's upset in the World Cup, when Ghana ousted the U.S. At times like this, one wonders how our hope can be redeemed. And then Playworks thinks back to…

December 21, 2009

Developing Our Future Leaders ›

This year more than 250 5th graders across Boston, Cambridge and Revere are participating in Playworks Junior Coach program. Our Junior Coaches receive 10 hours of training on topics such as conflict resolution, leading recess games and public speaking.  Junior Coaches play a leadership role in creating a safe and inclusive recess and learning environment.…

December 21, 2009

Bingham McCutchen and Playworks! ›

Lawyers from Bingham McCutchen in Boston trained more than 40 junior coaches from four Playworks schools in conflict resolution strategies for the playground.  Students learned legal skills such as open-ended questions, paraphrasing and identifying emotions and are actively using these skills at recess and in the classroom.      

October 27, 2009

1st Ever Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament ›

Playworks is putting the play back into the playgrounds of 22 low-income schools across Boston, Cambridge and Revere.  We need you to keep our programs running strong!Join Playworks on Tuesday November 10 from 6-9 PM at the Bleacher Bar near Fenway to learn about the organization, meet new people and support a great cause.$10 minimum…

June 2, 2009

Coaches Corner: Coach Rebeca ›

Coach Rebeca is a first year site coordinator who has done an amazing job bringing our unique brand of play to Cambridge. Rebeca is an important member of the Amigos School community and executes our program with excellence! Coach Rebeca recently received a letter from a parent thanking her for the work she does at…