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

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

Playworks’ proposal for 100&Change, a global competition for a $100 million dollar grant to solve a seemingly intractable problem, ranked among the top 200 proposals. Across all categories, 1,904 organizations applied for 100&Change. Playworks was thrilled to be honored as one of the top ten proposals in the education category.

In December 2017, The MacArthur Foundation and the Foundation Center launched 100&Change Solutions Bank. The 100&Change Solutions Bank features proposals submitted for 100&Change. Through the Bank, the MacArthur Foundation and the Foundation Center aim to bring more visibility to bold proposals aiming to solve critical social problems and help like-minded organizations collaborate.

Check out Playworks’ profile on 100&Change Solutions Bank

Explore the top ten 100&Change proposals in education:

Why we think play can change the world:

Playworks is leveraging play to develop empathy and conflict resolution skills among children. Read excerpts from our proposal.

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