Updates

March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

January 2, 2019

Playworks Named 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2018 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support…

October 29, 2018

Race to Reduce Bullying Connected the Community ›

On Saturday, October 20, Playworks New York/New Jersey hosted the Race to Reduce Bullying 5k at Branch Brook Park. This family-friendly fundraiser included music, games, giveaways, and activities. The community-building event brought out an enthusiastic crowd who enjoyed an opportunity to get active and support Playworks’ efforts to ensure that every kid is included on…

September 4, 2018

How Schools Can Make Those 20 minutes Go Smoothly ›

On Friday August 10th, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill from the New Jersey State Senate making 20 minutes of recess every day mandatory for all Garden State elementary schools. Students are now guaranteed 20 minutes of play a day at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. This is a big win…

July 11, 2018

An Impactful Evening at our Fourth Annual Get in the Game Gala ›

Guests gathered at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City on June 19 for an impactful evening of games and fundraising for the power of play, at the fourth annual Get in the Game Gala. This year’s event celebrated the outstanding leadership of our Most Valuable Principal Atiba Buckman of Speedway Academies in Newark, New Jersey,…

March 5, 2018

AmeriCorps Week ›

Playworks New York/New Jersey celebrates all of our AmeriCorps Members! Our Corps members have contributed their time, their energy, their resources and most importantly, their love. Throughout the year, we have created over 400 care packages for military vets and families. We have cleaned parks, donated over 300 coats to people in need and facilitated…

January 2, 2018

Playworks Rings First Nasdaq Bell of 2018 to Kick off 7th Annual Nasdaq Fit Week ›

New York City—Today, Playworks rung the first Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell of 2018, kicking off the New Year with a focus on healthy living. From January 2nd to January 5th, 2018 the 7th Annual Nasdaq “Fit Week” recognizes companies and organizations that help individuals lead healthier lifestyles. Playworks helps kids around the country lay…

May 10, 2017

Playworks Rings Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell ›

Playworks visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on May 10, 2017. In honor of the occasion, Jill Vialet, Playworks CEO and Founder, rang the Opening Bell. Check out the latest pictures and videos of the event.

May 8, 2017

New York Get in the Game Gala 2017 ›

Playworks supporters in New York joined us in celebrating our Get in the Game Gala on May 8  at Tribeca Rooftop. More that 200 guests enjoyed fun games, great food and drinks, and a lively awards ceremony all celebrating the tremendous power of play! (Photos courtesy of AM Media Group)  

February 27, 2017

Celebrating AmeriCorps member Barry Holmes ›

Playworks is excited to announce that it is finally AmeriCorps Week! Like any other Playworks celebration, we must begin with a high-five. Here in New York and New Jersey, Coach B is the perfect example of an AmeriCorps member making a positive impact with his energy and positivity. Coach B is currently serving in his…