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December 2, 2013

Playworks NY/NJ Adds New School ›

Playworks New York/New Jersey is pleased to welcome our 21st partner, the Quitman Street School in Newark, New Jersey.  Coach Alesha Clayton joins Principal Glover to bring fun and safe play to every student at the school.  We are excited to see Coach Alesha on the playground, ensuring a place for every kid to belong,…

October 14, 2013

Meet Coach Makeda ›

This year Coach Makeda runs her program where she left off last year at PS 24 in Brooklyn, NY. PS 24 is in a predominantely hispanic community. In an effort to build more rapport, Coach Makeda has begun learning Spanish. Coach has been able to really interact with parents through the family nights that she…

June 13, 2013

Introducing Our Newest Board Member ›

We are delighted to announce the newest addition to our Board of Directors, Karla Childers. Karla received her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2004.  Upon graduation, she took a position in Merck Research Laboratories as a bench chemist in the Process Chemistry department and in 2007 transitioned into a role supporting the…

June 13, 2013

Eight Teams Kicked so 10,000 Kids could Play ›

Kickball … Remember the feeling at recess when the pitcher rolled that big, red, bouncy ball your way? … Everyone’s eyes on are you, the suspense rapidly mounting, and then…POW! You send the ball soaring through the clear blue sky, past the outfielders, all of whom are now scrambling for the ball in a desperate…

June 13, 2013

The New York City Marathon and Playworks ›

The cheering crowds on the sidewalks of First Avenue, the thrill of running through all 5 boroughs in New York, to the joy of knowing months of hard running and fundraising is benefiting a cause/mission that you care for. The ING New York City Marathon is considered, by many, to be the pinnacle of city…

June 13, 2013

Partner in the Spotlight ›

Playworks Greater Newark/Greater New York would not be possible without the generous support of the philanthropic community in New Jersey and New York.  One of our newest foundation partners for the 2012-2013 School Year is the Reitman Foundation.  Why did you decide to support Playworks?The Reitman Foundation became acquainted with Playworks through the Jewish Women's Foundation.  We were eager to…

January 3, 2013

Corporate Partner Becomes an Official School Sponsor ›

Starting out as a one-room schoolhouse in 1721, The Bedford Village School/PS3 in Brooklyn is one of the largest and oldest continuously existing schools in New York, Since last year Playworks Greater New York has run our five-component model pf physical activity and play programs at the school, improving the health and well-being of 575…

January 3, 2013

Corporate Partner Becomes an Official School Sponsor ›

Starting out as a one-room schoolhouse in 1721, The Bedford Village School/PS3 in Brooklyn is one of the largest and oldest continuously existing schools in New York, Since last year Playworks Greater New York has run our five-component model pf physical activity and play programs at the school, improving the health and well-being of 575…

January 3, 2013

Coach’s Corner: Corey ›

Meet Corey, Playworks coach and dedicated mentor changing the world one recess at a time. Corey has been making a strong impression in PS 11 on and off the playground by enabling kids to reach their potential in true Playworks fashion. What interested you in the Program Coordinator position? Before I was at Playworks, I…

January 3, 2013

Introducing Our Newest Board Member: Lauren Kelly ›

We are delighted to announce the newest addition to our Board of Directors, Lauren Kelly. Lauren is a motivated individual dedicated to the mission of Playworks and the belief that physical activity in schools fosters children’s success in the classroom and beyond. A former competitive athlete in high school at the national level, Lauren has enjoyed…