Updates

February 1, 2019

Coach Carly is a True Team Player ›

Coach Carly is the Playworks Coach at the Thomas J. Kenny School in Dorchester. This is Carly’s first year as a coach, and she has gone above and beyond to engage her students and make them feel appreciated. During the fall, Coach Carly gave her students a chance to pie her in the face during…

February 1, 2019

Mrs. Kelly Brings the Fun to Fourth Grade ›

Mrs. Kelly is a 4th-grade teacher at the Thomas J. Kenny Elementary School in Dorchester and a highly valued member of the Kenny community. “Mrs. Kelly brings excitement to the learning environment,” says Franklin Wright, PE teacher at the Kenny. “She holds students to high standards but reminds them through her actions that she cares a…

January 29, 2019

Five Ways to Support Playworks by Going Out to Eat! ›

The entire month of February, Playworks is taking part in a fundraising campaign to #ShareTheLoveOfPlay. Our goal is to spread awareness of our impact in New England while raising $20,000 through peer to peer fundraising and benefit nights throughout the month. If we can reach our goal, every dollar will be matched by Doris Buffet…

January 25, 2019

Doris Buffett Offers Matching Gift to Support Playworks New England ›

Doris Buffet’s Letters Foundation is providing Playworks with a $20,000 matching gift challenge to support our programming in New England. This matching gift will give Playworks the opportunity to expand our Junior Coach Leadership Convention (JCLC), adding one event in Lawrence in addition to our annual JCLC in Boston. Over February Break and April Break, Playworks will host…

January 23, 2019

Junior Coach Crystal Steps Up and Succeeds ›

Junior Coach Crystal is a 4th grader at the Tobin K–8 School in Roxbury. Although Crystal isn’t the most loud or outgoing Junior Coach at the Tobin, she stands out as a leader by always showing respect, excelling in the classroom, and pushing herself to learn new skills. At the beginning of the school year,…

January 10, 2019

How Does Your Recess Measure Up? Take the Recess Checkup! ›

The Recess Checkup is an online quiz designed to identify strengths of your school’s recess and uncover areas for improvement. When schools take the confidential three-minute check, they are able to understand what is really happening on the playground. Schools across the country are taking the Recess Checkup and receiving tools and resources to help…

January 2, 2019

Playworks Named 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2018 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support…

December 20, 2018

Junior Coach Richerlin Sets a Positive Example at the Parthum ›

Junior Coach Richerlin is a 3rd grader at the Parthum Elementary School in Lawrence. Junior Coach Richerlin has made a big impression on Coach Rivera, the Playworks AmeriCorps Coach at the Parthum, as a responsible and caring young woman. Richerlin knows the expectations and core values of being a Junior Coach and exemplifies them every…

December 20, 2018

Coach Henry Inspires an Inclusive and Playful School Community ›

Coach Henry is a Playworks AmeriCorps Coach at the Orchard Gardens K-8 School (OG) in Roxbury. Coach Henry is a first-year coach, but you would never guess that based on the impact he has had already this year. From day one, Henry has focused on inclusiveness and finding ways to communicate with all of his…