June 21, 2016

Get in the Game 2016 New York City ›

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 Honored as Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

  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

AmeriCorps in the Spotlight ›

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

Introducing The Quitman Street 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.  We are excited to see Coach Alesha on the playground!

November 21, 2014

Soiree for Play at Greenwich Project NYC ›

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

Run the 2014 TCS NYC Marathon! ›

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

Introducing Program Director Shelly Wilson ›

Shelly Wilson joins our movement to bring out the best in every kid as the New York/New Jersey Program Director! Shelly comes to Playworks with extensive experience operating and supporting after-school programs throughout the New York metropolitan area. During her career, she has served as Director of Enrichment for the Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School, Program Director for the Partnership for…

August 25, 2014

Introducing Program Manager Tashan Kilkenny ›

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…

February 27, 2014

Melba Fidalgo Promoted to Development Associate ›

We are excited to announce the promotion of Melba Fidalgo to development associate for Playworks New York/New Jersey.  Melba previously served as Program Associate for the region, assisting and partnering with our program team, coaches and schools for more than five years. Please join us in congratulating our Playworks teammate at mfidalgo@playworks.org!

February 27, 2014

Snowed in? ›

Since the weather has been so cold and snowy this winter, it’s difficult for the kids to go outside and play. Triangle tag is a game that can be played indoors to keep kids active and having fun! Triangle Tag: Video can be seen here. Purpose: To have students work together and practice their chasing, fleeing, and dodging…