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December 5, 2016

Junior Coach Brady Makes Excellent Happen ›

Junior Coach Brady attends Congdon Elementary School in New Bedford and works with Site Coordinator Caitlin. Brady is a natural born leader who consistently upholds Playworks' core values. He's always on time for training and recess, thinks outside the box, and helps in any way. Brady has embraced his role as a student leader at Congdon and…

November 4, 2016

Coach Vanessa Makes Excellent Happen ›

Coach Vanessa is a returning program coordinator who is no stranger to the mission and values of Playworks. Coach Vanessa is the Playworks Coach at Leahy Elementary School in Lawrence. She is a self-starter who takes great pride in providing students with a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment during recess. Coach Vanessa has an immense…

October 25, 2016

The Boston Foundation and Playworks Continue Partnership to Increase Physical Activity ›

Boston, MA—October 25,2016—“Playworks Massachusetts has been awarded a grant of $150,000 by the Boston Foundation,” Jonathan Gay, regional executive director, said today. According to Jonathan, the grant will be used to help ensure students in Boston and Somerville remain physically active during the school day. Playworks uses a powerful system of play that is making a…

October 24, 2016

Boston Business Journal: Outside of the Box ›

Recess matters, and people throughout Boston are taking note. The Boston Business Journal featured Playworks in an Outside the Box article in their October 2016 issue. The Boston Business Journal’s story highlights the career path of executive director, Jonathan Gay. Jonathan was one of the founding employees who started Playworks in Boston in 2006 as a…

September 22, 2016

Massachusetts Service Alliance Members Prepare for a Year of Service ›

Boston, MA—September 16, 2016—The 2016-17 school year marks the third year of a partnership between Playworks Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Service Alliance. Playworks Massachusetts will recruit 15 AmeriCorps members for the current school year, directly serving 14 high-need schools throughout Massachusetts.  "Our partnership with the Massachusetts Service Alliance is one that we deeply value. It is critical to our sustainability and expansion…

September 22, 2016

Announcing: Playworks Massachusetts AIM ›

Backed by the support of key regional funders New Balance Foundation, Boston Foundation, and Highland Street Foundation, we aim to ensure safe and healthy play every day for 200,000 children in 400 elementary schools by 2020.

September 19, 2016

Playworks Announces Partnership with College for Social Innovation ›

Playworks Massachusetts is thrilled to be a founding partner with the College for Social Innovation. Through this partnership, Playworks Massachusetts will receive a full-time fellow for the 2016 fall semester. With the help of the College for Social Innovation, Playworks Massachusetts will be able to increase organizational capacity, build our network, develop our talent strategy,…

August 29, 2016

John Hancock Employees Beautify a Playground in Need ›

With enthusiasm and support from John Hancock volunteers, Playworks hosted a playground beautification at Dever Elementary School in Dorchester.       Playworks and John Hancock employees got their hands dirty and cleaned up the playground at Dever Elementary School. Over the course of six days, 85 John Hancock volunteers worked together to remove weeds off the blacktop, paint…

June 14, 2016

Junior Coach Stephanya Makes Excellent Happen ›

Junior Coach Stephanya is a student at the Healey School in Somerville with Playworks Coach Selam. At the beginning of the school year, Stephanya was one of the first students to apply and become a Junior Coach. She is a natural leader, but with the guidance and mentorship of Coach Selam she has blossomed into an inspirational leader…