Meet Our Newest Board Member: Benjamin Gorelick

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Playworks Greater Newark/Greater New York is thrilled to welcome Benjamin Gorelick to our Board of Directors. Benjamin is an attorney with Hartman and Craven LLP, in New York, NY and practices in many areas of transactional real estate.   Benjamin was born and raised in the Greater New York area. In law school, Ben served as Managing Editor for the New England Journal of International and Comparative Law and wrote for the same journal. When not practicing law, Ben loves a good burger and a sunny afternoon on the golf course. He has traveled across Europe, the US, and Canada, and loves to ski in Utah, Colorado, Northern California, and Western Canada. 

I truly believe in this cause. It’s so easy to see how playtime benefits kids, both in school and out — from academia to everyday. I grew up loving physical activities (and still do), and clearly recall feeling rejuvenated in class after recess. On a more basic level, it’s simply amazing to see how much kids enjoy their play.

– Benjamin Gorelick

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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…