October 18, 2016
Thank you to everyone who came out in support to reduce bullying in Newark! Please check out our Facebook page for more photos of the event.
September 20, 2016
2016 Annual Survey Results from a survey of administrators, teachers and other staff at school with Playworks programming. Please click on photo for a larger view.
June 30, 2016
Playworks has teamed up with New Balance to offer the SparkStart Fitness Challenge across the nation. See how New Balance, MLB athletes, and Playworks are getting kids in the game! Read more about it.
June 21, 2016
Playworks supporters in New York joined us in celebrating our 20th anniversary at our second annual Get in the Game on June 21 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)
November 17, 2015
Playworks is proud to be a recipient of the 2015 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2015 Nonprofit,” says Jill Vialet, Playworks’ CEO and Founder, “The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that…
March 10, 2015
Maya Posey is one of the many AmeriCorps members in the New York/New Jersey area. Prior to joining the team, Maya graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's in criminal justice and theatre. Upon moving to New York, Maya almost immediately found a role as a Playworks AmeriCorps coach. As a coach, Maya brings an…
December 2, 2014
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. We are excited to see Coach Alesha on the playground!
November 21, 2014
Please join us for the Playworks New York / New Jersey 2nd Annual Soirée for Play February 2015 – more details to follow! Greenwich Project 47 West 8th Street, NYC Hosted by Lauren and Scott Kelly Soirée for Play is a cocktail recess and fundraiser for Playworks NewYork / New Jersey designed to get you in…
September 2, 2014
We are proud to announce that Playworks NY/NJ will be representing Playworks once again as a community charity partner in the 2014 NYC TCS Marathon November 2, 2014! This year marks the second year that Playworks will participate in this worldwide event. We currently have ten bibs for Team Playworks. Each runner has a fundraising goal of $5,000. To apply…
August 25, 2014
Tashan Kilkenny is the newest addition to the Program team for Playworks New York/New Jersey. Prior to this position, Tashan served as a Playworks Corps Member in Brooklyn, New York. Tashan worked at Oasis in Central Park summer camp for six seasons where he began to nurture his love for youth development. After graduating from SUNY Albany with his Bachelor of Arts in English, Tashan started his…