Updates

February 5, 2018

2018 Martin Luther King Day ›

Each year on Martin Luther King Junior  Day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions. In that spirit of service, Playworks regional offices across the country select volunteer activities for staff and AmeriCorps coaches that provide the opportunity for service…

January 31, 2018

Playworks Expands Impact with USA Rugby Partnership ›

Playworks is teaming up with Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Play Rugby USA, and USA Rugby Academy powered by Atavus under the new initiative, Impact Beyond! The initiative is aiming to develop an interest in youth rugby among kids and empower youth by highlighting the inclusive values of rugby. We’re excited to partner with other great, like-minded organizations on this…

January 22, 2018

Steph Curry Surprises Playworks Students at Get Fit Event ›

Emeryville, CA—January 22, 2018—Golden State Warriors MVP Steph Curry surprised Anna Yates Elementary students on the playground for a Get Fit event today. Get Fit is a collaborative initiative with the Golden State Warriors, Playworks, and Kaiser Permanente to educate Bay Area youth on the importance of healthy eating and active living. During Get Fit…

January 12, 2018

Best-in-Class Training: Playworks Honored by Service Year Alliance ›

Playworks is thrilled to be honored by Service Year Alliance as one of 28 winners of the 2017 Best Practices Competition. Winners are recognized for the creation of outstanding resources to support the development of AmeriCorps members. Playworks’ “Life After AmeriCorps” resources earned recognition. We created this training to help AmeriCorps coaches navigate their next…

January 2, 2018

Playworks Rings First Nasdaq Bell of 2018 to Kick off 7th Annual Nasdaq Fit Week ›

New York City—Today, Playworks rung the first Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell of 2018, kicking off the New Year with a focus on healthy living. From January 2nd to January 5th, 2018 the 7th Annual Nasdaq “Fit Week” recognizes companies and organizations that help individuals lead healthier lifestyles. Playworks helps kids around the country lay…

December 21, 2017

Playing with Friends NorCal – Highlights from the Alumni Social ›

Playworks recently hosted the first of many alumni socials: Playing With Friends. Alumni attendees reconnected, played games, won raffle prizes, and ate some great food.               Keep an eye out for more Playing With Friends social events coming to a city near you. Help us grow our network by updating…

December 19, 2017

RAND Review: Playworks Stands Out Among SEL Interventions ›

A new review conducted by RAND Corporation and commissioned by The Wallace Foundation found that Playworks stands out among social and emotional learning (SEL) programs for evidence of impact. The RAND Corporation review found that the Playworks Coach service is one of only seven elementary school SEL interventions to meet the highest criteria for evidence…

December 19, 2017

Playworks is Top 10 Education Finalist in Global 100&Change Competition ›

The MacArthur Foundation challenge drew over 1,904 applicants worldwide. See how play can change the world.

December 14, 2017

Pies (and more) for Playworks, Success! ›

Playworks would like to thank ButtercuP Diner for their partnership in Pies (and more) for Playworks! High-Five for supporting our mission of bringing safe and healthy play to kids every day!