Updates

November 1, 2019

Playworks Recruits Playful Professionals with LinkedIn For Nonprofits ›

At Playworks, we seek out energetic, creative people who ensure every kid has the chance to play every day. Our core values of inclusion, respect, healthy community, and healthy play are the foundation of our organization and are infused in all aspects of our work, including recruiting and retaining the best playful professionals we can.…

Nickelodeon

October 1, 2019

World Wide Day of Play 2019 ›

Nickelodeon hosted the World Wide Day of Play on Saturday, September 28 2019. Playworks was a proud partner in this annual event that encourages kids to get active and play not just on the World Wide Day of Play, but all year round. Check it out!  

Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school
Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school

September 23, 2019

It’s Recess Checkup Week ›

It can be hard to understand the impact that your play space has on your school’s culture and your students’ experience, and while there are a lot of solutions worth trying, it’s tough to know what’s working and what’s not. Recess Lab is designed to help more principals, teachers, and students discover the power of…

September 17, 2019

Playworks Coach Program named in DOJ’s ‘Promising Program’ ›

Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reviewed evidence of the Playworks Coach program and found that the program met the criteria for a Promising Program intended to improve school attendance.  The DOJ invests in reviewing research that shows programs positively impact attendance because higher rates of kids attending school “prevents or reduce crime, delinquency, or…

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…