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November 1, 2013

Meet our October Coach of the Month- Coach Grant! ›

Playworks NC is excited to announce that Coach Grant Weixel has been selected as our October Coach of the Month! This is Coach Grant’s second year as Program Coordinator at E.K. Powe Elementary in Durham where he has been doing great things and creating strong relationships during his time there.   This year, Coach Grant…

October 30, 2013

Playworks Partnership with AmeriCorps Continues! ›

Playworks North Carolina is proud to announce that we have been awarded the AmeriCorps State Formula grant for the 2013-2014 school year by the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service! As an AmeriCorps State grantee, 11 of our 19 Program Coordinators will be participating in a “year of service” with AmeriCorps through the…

October 15, 2013

Transforming Our Schools With Paint! ›

Sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation and with support from Duke University Project BUILD, Playworks North Carolina hosted a Recess Paint with our partner school, Merrick Moore Elementary. This community service project had volunteers playing and learning by creating a safe play space, helping the school look beautiful and…

October 15, 2013

Playworks North Carolina Now Serving 18 Schools! ›

As we move into our 3rd year, our impact has grown beyond Durham County. In the 2013-14 school year, we are very excited to be serving 14 schools in Durham County and 4 schools in Wake County!  We are now supporting 18 schools and 9,000 students through our direct service model. Creech Road Elementary is…

October 1, 2013

Meet our Coach of the Month – Coach Reesey!! ›

Congratulations Coach Reesey for being named September Coach of the Month! Coach Ressey is entering her second year as the Program Coordinator at Lakewood Elementary, where she has been a vital asset to the school. With her high energy, smile and wisdom, she creates a safe and happy place for kids to enjoy recess!  What…

May 31, 2013

Big Muddy Challenge ›

Playworks is excited to announce we will be one of two beneficiaries of the first running of The Big Muddy Challenge. The Big Muddy is the original parent / child mud run.  Young participants along with a parent, navigate age-appropriate obstacles in our “race” themed event. How fast you finish matters, kinda, but not as much as how you tackle the…

May 30, 2013

Coach of the Month – Allie Morse ›

Allie Morse is Playworks Durham’s Coach of the Month.  Allie is a first year AmeriCorps coach at Parkwood Elementary School.  Coach Allie’s hard work and commitment to the students at Parkwood are why she is our  Coach of the Month! Coach Allie recently hosted the Mayor of Durham, William “Bill” V. Bell, for the National…

May 29, 2013

Coaches Get Literal at World Book Night ›

Playworks Durham program coordinators recently distributed more than  200 chapter books to every Junior Coach from all 15 Durham partner schools. Playworks Durham was selected as a giver for World Book Night 2013, a non-profit group that hopes to spread the love of reading to all ages! All of our Junior Coaches were given the…

May 23, 2013

AmeriCorps Springs Into Service ›

Playworks Durham’s AmeriCorps (AC) members has had a spring filled with service as they joined together each month to help the Durham community. Coach Allie Morse started the Spring of Service in February with the first project planned by a member: a rewarding day at the Animal Protection Society of Durham. Our six AC members…