Updates

April 6, 2018

Playworks Celebrates National Volunteers Week ›

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice, and support to causes they care about in their communities and around the world. Their stories serve to inspire others to take action and discover their collective power to unite in making a difference.

Playworks Director of Service Design Susannah Staats speaks on a Service Design Network SF panel discussion about service design in the nonprofit sector.
Playworks Director of Service Design Susannah Staats speaks on a Service Design Network SF panel discussion about service design in the nonprofit sector.

March 30, 2018

Designing for Play ›

Quick: what comes to mind when I say service design? Now how about when I say nonprofit? “Service design” often brings up images of exciting, new, entrepreneurial and tech-y—probably in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, or Copenhagen.  “Nonprofit” likely brings up a different set of images. I had the wonderful experience of talking with a…

March 16, 2018

PlayworksU: Online Learning for Play ›

After a year of hard work, playful trial and error, and generous feedback from teachers and principals, we are happy to announce PlayworksU! Courses are available to preview through June 1; school subscriptions will be available starting August 1. These new online courses and videos from Playworks are designed to reinforce in-person training and help you…

March 13, 2018

A Successful Play Everywhere Tour 2018 ›

We joined forces with Target and KaBOOM! to bring four communities outside to play. Kids, parents, and community members in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Miami high-fived and smiled throughout the Play Everywhere tour this February and March. Wellness guru Massy Arias spoke about the importance of fitness and led exercises from the stage. 123 Andrés…

March 9, 2018

Playworks Celebrates AmeriCorps Week ›

Our Playworks AmeriCorps coaches make a positive impact every day at each of the schools we serve. Coaches transform schools, engage communities, and inspire youth leaders. Find stories of these amazing AmeriCorps coaches and learn more about becoming a Playworks AmeriCorps member.  

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…