Updates

April 23, 2019

Recess Check Up Week ›

It can be hard to understand the impact that your play space has on your school’s culture and your students’ experience, and while there are a lot of solutions worth trying, it’s tough to know what’s working and what’s not. Recess Lab is designed to help more principals, teachers, and students discover the power of play. Explore…

April 16, 2019

Twin Cities Orthopedics and Playworks Minnesota team with Turtle Lake Students for Day of Play ›

Twenty-eight Values Champions, employees who are ambassadors of TCO’s culture and exemplify the organization’s values, teamed up with Playworks to teach students the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at recess. Students learned inclusive games and team-building activities in a classroom setting, and participated in a recess period with volunteers to practice what they learned…

April 5, 2019

Playworks is Hiring AmeriCorps Coaches ›

Playworks is hiring AmeriCorps coaches to serve for the 2019-20 school year at elementary schools in cities across the country. These coaches provide essential opportunities for children to explore their imaginations, connect with other kids, and stretch and grow. Through service, Playworks AmeriCorps members create a place for every kid on the playground to feel…

March 29, 2019

PlayworksU Named 2019 EdTech Awards Cool Tool Finalist ›

PlayworksU has been named a finalist in the new product and service category of the 2019 EdTech Awards—the largest and most competitive recognition program in all of education technology! EdTech’s awards feature the best and brightest by shining a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters across various educational sectors. PlayworksU, Playworks’ online…

March 15, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

AmeriCorps Coach with students
AmeriCorps Coach with students

March 4, 2019

Celebrating the Contributions of our AmeriCorps Coaches ›

“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us in a week-long celebration of all the contributions AmeriCorps members make in our communities. This school year, we have 242 Playworks AmeriCorps coaches serving in our schools. Playworks coaches are caring, consistent adults, working to make playgrounds safer and to help create positive school environments…

November 28, 2018

Playworks of Greater Washington DC and Politicians Unite to Stand Up for Inclusion ›

Playworks of Greater Washington DC and Politicians Unite to Stand Up for Inclusion Nonprofit Honors Local Community Advocates to Show Real Players Don’t Bully Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 Playworks and Google celebrated the culmination of Playworks’ anti-bullying month Real Players Don’t Bully Campaign over breakfast with an in-depth panel. Seventy five corporate and civic leaders,…

November 13, 2018

5 Ways to Make Your Playworks Recess a Success ›

In 2017, Playworks and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) partnered to learn more about how effective recess teams drive strong quality and recess outcomes. Close your eyes and picture the best recess you can imagine. What does that look like to you? A quality recess is one that is safe, engaging, and empowering. Play…

November 12, 2018

Meaningful Moments of Impact ›

Read some of this year’s meaningful stories of impact. Empowering Kids to be Courageous Bringing out the Kindness from Within Helping Students Uncover their Leadership Potential Pennsylvania Legislators Play to Prevent Bullying Challenges of a First Year Teacher Junior Coaches Lead by Example Breaking Down Barriers on the Playground Finding the Confidence to Try Again …