Updates

October 18, 2018

Playworks Southern California Hosted Play Day with the Stars ›

Playworks Southern California hosted Play Day with the Stars at Griffin Avenue Elementary School. American actor Harold Perrineau best-known for his roles in “Lost” and “Oz” , two-time NBA All-Star Baron Davis, rapper Jake Miller, American actress Logan Browning best-known for her role on the Netflix series “Dear White People,” Jake T. Austin, American actor best-known for his role on Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place,” Val…

October 17, 2018

My Road to Dreamforce ‘18 ›

    I find it takes just one person to have the courage to begin a conversation . . . they’re just waiting for someone to begin it . . .” – Margaret Wheatley With my fourth Dreamforce under my belt, I’m used to the conference routine: frantically scouring my Agenda Builder to find technical…

October 9, 2018

Legislators Play to Prevent Bullying ›

“A well rounded childhood is when a child has everything they need to learn and live in a respectful safe way,” Junior Coach Nafis explains to legislators and staffers . Junior Coach Nafis shared firsthand experience of how a safe and inclusive playground can still be fun! State and community representatives put their political differences…

September 19, 2018

Five Important Life Lessons from the Playground ›

How can adults who supervise the playground—at school, in public parks, or in our back yards—best use that time to reinforce the skills kids need to thrive? In a recent blog post with our partners at United Way, Playworks New England shares life lessons from the playground, and strategies adults can use to support social…

August 22, 2018

Introducing Recess Reboot! (3.0) ›

Back in 2016, Playworks received a grant that came with a big challenge: How could we help more schools use our best recess strategies on their own, without our long-term presence? Thinking about all the schools we wanted to support, we noticed a gap. We offered year-round staffing, modeling, and consultation to schools near our…

August 17, 2018

Making your Day More Playful ›

“Play is a human right,” said Jill Vialet, Playworks Founder and CEO. As we prepare for students to head back to school, we’re thinking about all of the ways to make their days more playful. Your day should be playful too. Five attention-getters to make managing groups easier: Match me – have everyone do the…

August 14, 2018

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Grants Playworks $4,590,371 ›

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Grants Playworks $4,590,371 Over 132,250 kids in more than 350 schools will experience safe and healthy play every day as a result of this investment. This is the largest regional grant Playworks has ever received.  Detroit, MI—July 15, 2018—Playworks, the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform…

July 31, 2018

Announcing PlayworksU ›

On August 1, Playworks introduces its newest service, PlayworksU. Educators asked for bite-sized online courses to reinforce and introduce play-based strategies throughout the school day. Over a nine month period, over 1000 teachers, school staff and principals tested out 19 modules on topics ranging from Group Management to Games Facilitation. Based on their feedback and…

June 20, 2018

Warriors NBA Champions and Playworks ›

Golden State Warriors and Playworks have had a long-standing relationship thru our partnership with Kaiser Permanente and the GetFit program. Kaiser Permanente, Playworks and the Golden State Warriors have teamed up to educate Bay Area youth on the importance of healthy eating and active living. The program serves to reinforce healthy behavior and provide youth with the…