December 16, 2011

Cloudforce New York City ›

What do a bookbag, a dictionary, a folder and a pencil all have in common? Each of these tools are able to make a huge difference for an elementary school child. Thanks to our partnership with Salesforce.com, hundreds of Playworks volunteers were able to bring these necessary school items to children who needed them most.…

November 8, 2011

Play Night at Brooklyn Brewery ›

Brooklyn Brewery and Playworks are teaming up for a Play Night at the Brooklyn Brewery. Stop by for a delicious sampling of Brooklyn Brewery beers, complimentary appetizers, Playworks games, and the 2011 Playworks Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament. $25 gets you in the door at 7:30pm, two Brooklyn Brewery drink tokens (choice of 8 beers on tap) free…

April 14, 2011

Leadership Podcast: Adeola Whitney ›

The Power of Play. Remember Recess? It's Not Just Fun and Games. Especially for Inner-City Schools. Meet Adeola Whitney, Newark Executive Director of Playworks. This is Peter Clayton with a special Leadership Channel podcast. One of the very cool and amazing people I met at Salesforce.com Cloudforce 2011 conference in New York City last week…

February 22, 2011

Program Coordinator in the Spotlight ›

Our featured coach for the month of January is Coach Tay!! Coach Tay is the amazing Playworks program coordinator (PC) at Lady Liberty Charter School in Newark, N.J. This is her fourth year as a Playworks PC and she continues to do an amazing job. Since September Coach Tay has worked hard to acclimate herself to…

February 18, 2011

Playworks Newark Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Support kids in Newark, Roselle, and Brooklyn Build your team Compete for the title Date: Saturday, May 21, 2011 Time: 12pm to 4pm Location: Military Park, Newark Proceeds support children by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity to Newark, Roselle, and Brooklyn schools. Click HERE to register! For more information, contact Adeola…

January 7, 2011

Meet Coach Carissa ›

Coach Carissa is the amazing Playworks Program Coordinator (PC) at Washington Elementary School in Roselle, NJ. This is her first-year as an AmeriCorps PC and she has done an astounding job so far. In her first few months at Washington Elementary, Carissa has really worked hard to get the program up and running at her…

January 7, 2011

Foundation Support ›

We are so grateful to the following foundations for supporting Playworks Newark for the 2010-11 School Year.  In the last few months, we’ve been awarded the following grants to help us continue to bring the power of play to over 4,000 children in the Greater Newark community: Healthcare Foundation of NJ $60,000 Turrell Fund $25,000…

January 7, 2011

Playworks Newark partners with Lincoln School ›

Playworks Newark is very thrilled to announce a new partnernship with another Newark district school.  Playworks program is now in Lincolhn School. Our commitment to the Newark community is important to us. We look forward to our continued growth in Newark schools!

January 7, 2011

Playworks Newark expanding to Brooklyn ›

The Playworks Newark team is very excited about the launch of our Brooklyn, N.Y. program!  In January 2010, our newest Program Coordinator, Annie Dazle, a native Brooklynite, bacame the Playworks coach at PS 11 Purvis Behan School in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn.  We hope that this new partnership with PS 11 brings many…

January 7, 2011

Playworks Newark and Brick City SERVES Partner Together ›

Playworks Newark took part in the launch of Brick City SERVES (Newark's Comprehensive Service Plan).  Mayors Booker and Bloomberg were welcomed to Broadway Elementary School while several Playworks Broadway junior coaches, teachers, and volunteers played a variety of recess games to showcase the Playworks program. Playworks Newark is working closely with Brick City SERVES on…