Updates

May 28, 2019

Coach Alec Goes the Extra Mile at the Manning ›

Coach Alec is a Playworks AmeriCorps Coach at the J.P. Manning School in Jamaica Plain. Coach Alec joined the Playworks team halfway through the school year, but in only a few months he’s had a big impact on the J.P. Manning recess and school climate. This month, Coach Alec recruited over 30 students to participate…

May 22, 2019

Playworks 10th Annual Run for Recess Brings Community Together ›

Saturday, May 18, was Playworks’ 10th Annual Run for Recess 5K and one-mile Fun Run. It was a beautiful morning in Franklin Park. Over 400 Playworks students, families, and supporters gathered for a day of racing and recess. This year, we welcomed race participants of all ages and levels of running experience. Playworks’ Run for…

May 13, 2019

Playworks Honors BCBSRI and Governor Raimondo at Get in the Game Breakfast ›

On the morning of Friday, May 10, 2019, over 200 corporate and civic leaders from across Greater Boston gathered at the University of Massachusetts Club for our fourth annual Playworks Get in the Game Breakfast. Against a backdrop of a panoramic view of Boston, Paula Ebben of WBZ-TV kicked off the event as our emcee.…

May 2, 2019

Junior Coach Anjuli Shows What a Leader Looks Like ›

Junior Coach Anjuli is a 5th grader at the Michael J. Perkins Elementary School in South Boston. Coach Fidelis, site coordinator at the Perkins school, nominated Anjuli for Junior Coach of the Month because she consistently exceeds expectations as a leader and role model for her peers. This is Anjuli’s second year as a Junior…

April 10, 2019

Coach Sam Runs a Strong Program at the Tobin ›

Coach Sam is a Playworks  AmeriCorps Coach at the Tobin K–8 School in Roxbury. Sam is a first-year Coach at a school that has been a Playworks partner for more than six years. Coach Sam had big shoes to fill at the Tobin, but he has fit in seamlessly and gone above and beyond to…

April 2, 2019

Junior Coach Jonathan Makes an Impact at the Mason ›

Junior Coach Jonathan is a 5th grader at the Mason Elementary School in Roxbury. Jonathan has stood out this year as a role model, not only for younger students but for his 5th-grade peers as well. Jonathan knows what is expected of him as a Junior Coach and works hard to give every student at…

March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

March 8, 2019

For Ms. English, Every Student is Family ›

Kelli English, a paraprofessional for the 3rd grade, has been a valued member of the Joseph P. Manning community for 13 years.  “Ms. English is like an aunt to me,” says Jovia, a 3rd-grade student at the Manning. “She’s very kind, but if you tick her off, she’ll let you know. She loves her family,…

March 6, 2019

Coach Emily Brings the Power of Play to New Bedford ›

Coach Emily is a Playworks Site Coordinator who rotates between four New Bedford schools to facilitate safe, healthy, and inclusive play for more than 1,300 students every day. This is Emily’s second year as a site coordinator with Playworks, and she has gone above and beyond to provide her students with the positive and playful…