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Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school
Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school

September 23, 2019

It’s Recess Checkup Week ›

It can be hard to understand the impact that your play space has on your school’s culture and your students’ experience, and while there are a lot of solutions worth trying, it’s tough to know what’s working and what’s not. Recess Lab is designed to help more principals, teachers, and students discover the power of…

September 17, 2019

Playworks Junior Coach Program named in DOJ’s ‘Promising Program’ ›

Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reviewed evidence of the Playworks Coach program and found that the program met the criteria for a Promising Program intended to improve school attendance.  The DOJ invests in reviewing research that shows programs positively impact attendance because higher rates of kids attending school “prevents or reduce crime, delinquency, or…

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…