Updates

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…

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…

September 21, 2010

Playworks Newark 5K Run/Walk for Recess ›

**The registration is now closed, please register at the Park** The 1st Annual 5k Run/Walk for Recess will be held on Saturday, October 9th from 9am-11am at Branch Brook Park (at Elwood Ave and Lake St) in Newark, New Jersey. This 5K certified course will challenge runners and walkers alike. The event also includes a…

September 21, 2010

Play On 2010 is in Newark’s Backyard!! ›

Play On 2010 was held at Columbia University in New York City on October 12 and 13, 2010 for two action-packed days. Participants took advantage of this high-energy opportunity to learn the latest tools, techniques and strategies to make the most out of play and positively affect the lives of children. Learn. Lead. And Play! Play…

September 21, 2010

Playworks at the Ultimate Block Party in Central Park ›

On October 3, 2010, the Bandshell area of New York’s Central Park (72nd St. & 5th Ave.)  became the main stage in an international event for families, educators and public figures to explore the real power of play with top architects, scientists, engineers, artists and inventors. Over 25 fun family play and learning activities were…

January 8, 2010

Reporting Live… from Fourth Grade! ›

Solomon, a fourth-grader and Playworks Junior Coach, was looking for the scoop on recess for his school newspaper at University Heights Charter School in Newark. He sat down with the school’s executive director, Misha Simmonds, to find out how recess has changed and — just as important — what his favorite game is. Why did…