Leadership Podcast: Adeola Whitney

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The Power of Play. Remember Recess? It's Not Just Fun and Games. Especially for Inner-City Schools.

Meet Adeola Whitney, Newark Executive Director of Playworks.

This is Peter Clayton with a special Leadership Channel podcast. One of the very cool and amazing people I met at Salesforce.com Cloudforce 2011 conference in New York City last week is Adeola Whitney, Newark Executive Director for Playworks. This innovative non-profit, with a vision "to make it possible for every child in America to play every day," is supported by the technology and people of Salesforce.com thorough their Foundation.


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July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…

August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…

June 25, 2021

Playworks & Buffalo Sabres Partner for Girls Community Leadership Program ›

When the Buffalo Sabres Foundation was looking for ways to virtually engage their young fans after their Kids Club programming was canceled due to COVID, they turned to Playworks. Building off of the Sabres’ interest in introducing ice hockey to more girls, Playworks created the Girls Community Leadership Program. Dontae Privette, Playworks Community Engagement and…