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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March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…

January 25, 2021

The Difference a Caring Adult Makes in the City of Good Neighbors ›

“Schools are going weeks without hearing from kids. Calling it a tragedy doesn’t do it justice. Even if kids are safe, they’re still lost kids because they aren’t connected,” Tyler Davis, Playworks Site Coordinator in Buffalo, NY, explains about kids in the pandemic who haven’t been attending school virtually. At the end of the pandemic,…