Playworks Newark and Brick City SERVES Partner Together

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Playworks Newark took part in the launch of Brick City SERVES (Newark's Comprehensive Service Plan).  Mayors Booker and Bloomberg were welcomed to Broadway Elementary School while several Playworks Broadway junior coaches, teachers, and volunteers played a variety of recess games to showcase the Playworks program. Playworks Newark is working closely with Brick City SERVES on a new initiative called Lets Move! “Play Nights”. Together with Brick City SERVES, Playworks Newark hopes to build on the spirit of service that already exists in Newark by expanding volunteers involved in play. The goal is to serve 4,000 students and engage 200 volunteers during and after-school time.

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September 3, 2020

How Equity, Trauma, and Play Intersect ›

The play opportunity gap Play is critical for healthy child development as it is a safe way for kids to experiment and practice building relationships and cooperating with others. And yet, even in normal circumstances before COVID-19, there wasn’t an equal opportunity for every kid to play. We need to make sure this disparity does…

August 14, 2020

Playful Ways to Build Relationships in 2020 ›

Rapport building is always key to a successful, engaging school year. When kids feel safe, empowered, and cared for, they are more likely to attend school, lean into their education, and develop critical social and emotional skills. This year, students around the country are going to school virtually, in-person with potential virtual experiences during COVID…

July 17, 2020

Prioritize a trauma-sensitive approach for the 2020-21 school year ›

Playworks believes in a trauma-sensitive approach Educators should focus on providing a trauma-sensitive approach to the reopening of school. Students are all having different experiences right now. For some students, the shutdown of schools due to COVID has provided them with a welcome reprieve from toxic situations or stressors. For others, it has created an…