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September 11, 2014

Playworks North Carolina Grows to 20 Schools! ›

As we begin for our fourth school year, we are excited to continue our strong partnership in Durham and Wake Counties, serving a combined total of 20 schools and approximately 10,700 children! We are also excited to announce we will now be serving Charlotte schools through Playworks Training. Playworks will provide expert professional development to…

September 10, 2014

Oak Foundation and Playworks partner to create a safe learning community ›

Playworks NC would like to recognize Oak Foundation for its support of Playworks' efforts to increase children’s levels of physical activity, develop leadership and workforce skills, and create a safe and effective learning community. Oak Foundation will support three Playworks partner schools in East Durham where more than 85 percent of students are eligible for free…

June 5, 2014

Meet our Newest Coach of the Month – Coach Brittany! ›

Please join Playworks North Carolina in celebrating our newest Coach of the Month – Coach Brittany Jarrett! Coach Brittany is a first-year program coordinator who comes to Playworks with a great amount of youth development experience. This strong background really shows in her program at Merrick-Moore Elementary in Durham, where she works hard every day…

May 23, 2014

Meet Our Newest Coach of the Month – Coach Brittany! ›

Playworks North Carolina is excited to announce our newest Coach of the Month – Coach Brittany Morgan! This is Brittany’s second year with Playworks and it is also her second time receiving the Coach of the Month award. She is the first Program Coordinator in North Carolina to earn such a distinction! Brittany has been…

March 31, 2014

Meet our Newest Coach of the Month – Coach Charles! ›

Please join Playworks North Carolina in congratulating our newest Coach of the Month – Coach Charles Helms! This is Coach Charles’ second year as a program coordinator with Playworks, where he consistently proves himself to be a strong, positive leader — not just in his school community, but also among his fellow Playworks coaches. Charles started his…

February 11, 2014

Meet our January Coach of the Month – Coach Kia! ›

Playworks North Carolina is proud to announce the newest member of our Coach of the Month “Wall of Fame”- Kia Robinson. Kia is an AmeriCorps member and this is her first year serving as a Playworks coach. Already, Kia has done an amazing job creating positive change at W.G. Pearson Elementary School in Durham, and for…

January 28, 2014

Fifth Grade Scholars Day Inspires Students ›

Fifty students from across Durham county recently gathered on Duke University’s campus for the second annual “Duke-Durham Fifth Grade Scholars Day.” This event was a collaboration between Playworks North Carolina and the Duke Hart Leadership Program, completely organized by a group of dedicated public policy majors from the university. The goal of the day was…

January 22, 2014

Meet our December Coach of the Month—Coach Devin! ›

With a new year, comes a brand new Coach of the Month, Devin Young! This is Devin’s first year as an AmeriCorps member with Playworks North Carolina, and she has been working hard at Spring Valley Elementary School in Durham. Devin was selected as the newest Coach of the Month based on her amazing dedication…

December 1, 2013

Meet our November Coach of the Month-Coach Jodi! ›

It is with great pleasure that Playworks North Carolina announces our November Coach of Month, Jodi Ballard. This is Jodi’s first year as an AmeriCorps member with Playworks and she has already done amazing work at Smith Magnet Elementary School. Jodi has played a key role in Playworks North Carolina’s expansion this year as one of only…