Updates

January 6, 2014

Welcome our new Executive Director! ›

Playworks New York/New Jersey is thrilled to announce the recent addition of Executive Director Kim McCall! A California transplant who now calls New York City home, Kim brings more than 15 years of extensive nonprofit management and fundraising experience. In her free time, Kim enjoys adding new stamps to her passport and extra miles to…

December 2, 2013

Playworks NY/NJ Adds New 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 at the school.  We are excited to see Coach Alesha on the playground, ensuring a place for every kid to belong,…

October 14, 2013

Meet Coach Makeda ›

This year Coach Makeda runs her program where she left off last year at PS 24 in Brooklyn, NY. PS 24 is in a predominantely hispanic community. In an effort to build more rapport, Coach Makeda has begun learning Spanish. Coach has been able to really interact with parents through the family nights that she…

June 13, 2013

Partner in the Spotlight ›

Playworks Greater Newark/Greater New York would not be possible without the generous support of the philanthropic community in New Jersey and New York.  One of our newest foundation partners for the 2012-2013 School Year is the Reitman Foundation.  Why did you decide to support Playworks?The Reitman Foundation became acquainted with Playworks through the Jewish Women's Foundation.  We were eager to…

June 13, 2013

The New York City Marathon and Playworks ›

The cheering crowds on the sidewalks of First Avenue, the thrill of running through all 5 boroughs in New York, to the joy of knowing months of hard running and fundraising is benefiting a cause/mission that you care for. The ING New York City Marathon is considered, by many, to be the pinnacle of city…

June 13, 2013

Eight Teams Kicked so 10,000 Kids could Play ›

Kickball … Remember the feeling at recess when the pitcher rolled that big, red, bouncy ball your way? … Everyone’s eyes on are you, the suspense rapidly mounting, and then…POW! You send the ball soaring through the clear blue sky, past the outfielders, all of whom are now scrambling for the ball in a desperate…

June 13, 2013

Introducing Our Newest Board Member ›

We are delighted to announce the newest addition to our Board of Directors, Karla Childers. Karla received her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2004.  Upon graduation, she took a position in Merck Research Laboratories as a bench chemist in the Process Chemistry department and in 2007 transitioned into a role supporting the…

January 3, 2013

Corporate Partner Becomes an Official School Sponsor ›

Starting out as a one-room schoolhouse in 1721, The Bedford Village School/PS3 in Brooklyn is one of the largest and oldest continuously existing schools in New York, Since last year Playworks Greater New York has run our five-component model pf physical activity and play programs at the school, improving the health and well-being of 575…

January 3, 2013

UPS Lends a Hand ›

UPS has donated $18,000 to support the Playworks initiative at Lady Liberty Charter School in Newark, NJ, helping Greater Newark/Greater New York  to close 2012 with a  roar!   The generous contribution followed an energetic Corporate Recess in October at a Newark school.  UPS employees interacted with 550 kids, had the opportunity to participate in…

January 3, 2013

Introducing Our Newest Board Member: Lauren Kelly ›

We are delighted to announce the newest addition to our Board of Directors, Lauren Kelly. Lauren is a motivated individual dedicated to the mission of Playworks and the belief that physical activity in schools fosters children’s success in the classroom and beyond. A former competitive athlete in high school at the national level, Lauren has enjoyed…