Playworks is proud to receive the 2022 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.
Playworks was honored with this award based on the large number of positive reviews written by our schools, supporters, and parents. “Our work is not possible without our school partners, board members, volunteers, and all of Playworks nation,” said Playworks CEO Elizabeth Cushing. “These reflections solidify our belief that we are having a real impact throughout our communities, and inspire us to keep working to ensure every child has the opportunity to experience safe and healthy play everyday.”
Below are just a few of those reviews, highlighting our work over the last few years.
A teacher from one of our school partners shared,
“Our school has worked closely with Playworks for the past few years and I have noticed such a huge improvement in the overall social, emotional, and physical health of our students due to the success of this program. The Playworks game time, as well as the junior coach program, have helped to develop strong, collaborative, and confident leaders across all grade levels within out school community. The coaches have done a wonderful job creating a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment on the playground through structured games and clear expectations. Most importantly, our recess time has completely transformed due to this program! Students now have the tools (and necessary skills) needed to work out disagreements and differences through conflict resolution. This has also impacted our classroom learning environment and has contributed to academic success. As a teacher, I cannot say enough great things about this program. Thank you Playworks!”
A board member reflected on their experience serving in a leadership role with Playworks:
“The importance and positive impact Playworks can have on children adjusting to a post-pandemic educational experience has never been greater. The organization is focused on being good stewards of the funds received and continuously challenging themselves to stretch each dollar just a bit further.”
And a volunteer described what it has meant to experience the power of play saying:
“I’ve been volunteering with Playworks for 6 years. Playworks team is incredibly passionate about their work and community. Being a part of recess is so impactful to see how much the kids need and appreciate the coaches in their schools.”
Thank you to all who wrote reviews and shared stories of the impact Playworks has had on them and their communities. We look forward to continuing to strengthen these partnerships and reach even more kids with the power of play.
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