September 25, 2014

US Olympic Snowboarding & Freeskiing Coach Mike Jankowski Announces Laureus Foundation Support of Playworks ›

Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA welcomed US Olympic Coach Mike Jankowski to its growing group of Ambassadors on Thursday, September 25th, at an event in Portland, Oregon. As his first act as a Laureus Ambassador, Jankowski announced the organization will be funding Playworks, national nonprofit that improves children’s learning and physical health by facilitating safe, active,…

August 19, 2014

Back-to-School Signals Time to Think about Recess ›

National organization says safe and healthy recess critical to improving school climate; offers tips to help parents assess recess at their child’s school Oakland, CA, August 20, 2014 – With the new school year upon us, a national non-profit is urging families to add an important task to their already-full plate: reviewing the state of…

July 28, 2014

Playworks Comes to Georgia! ›

Playworks is extremely pleased to announce the opening of its newest region, Playworks Georgia. With senior staff hired and more folks on the way, the office has a home in Midtown Atlanta and is ready to serve Georgia schools beginning with the new school year. Ellen McCarty, the new executive director, has been on board since…

June 16, 2014

Recess Rules by Jill Vialet ›

A novel book for kids ages 8-13 is on sale now.

June 10, 2014

Olympic Gold-Medal Swimmer Missy Franklin Wows Playworks Kids at Bay Area School ›

More than 150 students at Bayview Elementary School  in San Pablo had the time of their lives on Tuesday, June 4th, as four-time Olympic gold-medal swimmer Missy Franklin paid a visit to the school’s  Playworks recess. Joining Playworks and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA, Missy came to inspire the kids and encourage the healthy, inclusive and…

March 12, 2014

Annual Report Available Online ›

More kids than ever had a place to belong, have fun and be part of the game at Playworks last year. Through our on-site programs and through training, more than 350,000 kids were able to find their super powers on the playground. The 2013 Playworks Annual Report is now available online. Our 2013 annual report gives a very short overview…

February 27, 2014

Nominate a Young Peacemaker ›

Student peacemakers to be honored with fellowship for education and professional development through Peace First

February 6, 2014

Recess and Physical Activity on PBS NewsHour ›

PBS NewsHour featured the Playworks program in Indianapolis, Indiana

December 11, 2013

Spread Joy, Support Playworks ›

When kids experience play that is safe and inclusive, the joy of being a child shines through. It makes perfect sense. Kids can’t wait to jump into recess when they feel there’s a place for them on the playground. A place where every kid belongs, has fun and is part of the game. Playworks creates that place for…