Thank you, Health Care Foundation of New Jersey

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The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey has partnered with Playworks Newark since 2010. The Foundation has  supported our program in Newark schools, serving more than 3,000 children every day and helping improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in greater Newark.

With the generosity of  The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, Playworks Newark has been able to implement our model physical activity and play program in low income elementary schools in Newark. The Foundation’s grant making is based upon Jewish values and a strong Jewish ethic.and their support of Playworks Newark exemplifies their commitment to helping all underserved communities.

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey is an independent, endowed grant-making organization dedicated to reducing disparities in the delivery of healthcare and improving access to quality healthcare for vulnerable populations in the greater Newark area and the Jewish community of MetroWest NJ.

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three people with Playworks shirts

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…