Updates

March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

January 2, 2019

Playworks Named 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2018 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support…

July 18, 2018

Playworks and Centervention Team Up ›

Playworks and Centervention Team Up to Bring Play-Based Tools to Schools to Help Improve School Climate and Student Behavior DURHAM, North Carolina—July 18, 2018.  Playworks and Centervention® announced a partnership to bring their respective play-based tools to schools across the country in an effort to bring social emotional learning to the forefront of a child’s education. Students with strong…

March 13, 2018

Meet Coaches Kate, Amaya, and Mariah! ›

  This year, Playworks North Carolina is proud to have 10 members serving with us at our partner school communities. They are committed to contributing more than 9,000 hours to service during the 2017-2018 school year. Meet our AmeriCorps coaches! Coach Michael, Coach Amaya, and Coach Mariah share with us the importance of service and…

March 12, 2018

Meet Coaches Kye, Dante, and Courtney! ›

  This year, Playworks North Carolina is proud to have 10 members serving with us at our partner school communities. They are committed to contributing more than 9,000 hours to service during the 2017-2018 school year. Meet our AmeriCorps coaches! Coach Kye, Coach Dante, and Coach Courtney share with us the importance of service and…

March 12, 2018

Meet Coaches Matt, Beth, Michael, and Aminee! ›

This year, Playworks North Carolina is proud to have 10 members serving with us at our partner school communities. They are committed to contributing more than 9,000 hours to service during the 2017–2018 school year. Meet our AmeriCorps coaches! Coach Matt, Coach Beth, Coach Michael, and Coach Aminee share with us the importance of service…

March 5, 2018

Celebrating AmeriCorps Week ›

“I will get things done for America – to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.” At the beginning of every service term, Playworks North Carolina comes together for two weeks of intensive training for our incoming AmeriCorps Members. We play games, get to know one another, and tackle a number of training sessions to…

February 24, 2017

AmeriCorps Appreciation Week ›

As we head into AmeriCorps Appreciation Week where we recognize, celebrate, and thank our members for their hard work and accomplishments throughout the year, it is humbling to remember to take a step back and review some of our favorite memories from the past. Our members are thrown into an exciting, yet daunting, gauntlet at…

June 7, 2016

High 5 for 5 ›

June marks the end of our fifth year of service in North Carolina. This year Playworks provided healthy, meaningful play to more than 18,000 kids, every day! In Playworks schools, recess is as an opportunity to reduce bullying, provide more time for classroom teaching, and increase physical activity. Through the years, Playworks North Carolina has developed a reputation for quality, results…