Updates

January 9, 2012

Durham Chamber of Commerce – Day of Service ›

For the holidays, the staff of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce decided to spend a day giving back to the Durham community and joined in on recess at Parkwood Elementary! They were able to participate in a recess during kindergarten, 1st and 5th grades.  The children at Parkwood Elementary really enjoyed having the additional…

December 16, 2011

Playworks Durham In The News! ›

The Durham News recently featured Playworks Durham! Check out the news story titled Playworks: New Rules for Recess, by Lana Douglas.  (Photographs courtesy of The Durham News) Children clamor out of their classrooms and into the recess yard. Rather than scramble to gain possession of footballs, basketballs, Hula Hoops and other equipment, the children quickly form…

December 16, 2011

Field Trip to Cameron for a Duke Game! ›

Thanks to the generosity of the Duke Women’s Basketball team, students from partnering Fayetteville Street and Parkwood Elementary Schools were able to attend a game in Cameron Stadium! After the game, students were able to visit with the players for a few autographs and photos. They had such a great time, and we thank the…

December 16, 2011

Kick it in Durham! ›

Spring is right around the corner and the weather is slowly warming up. And when the warm weather hits, that means it’s kickball season! Join us for the 1st Annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Tournament. We can’t wait to see everyone out on the field with their gamefaces on. We’ll be snacking on delicious food, sipping…

September 15, 2011

Playworks Durham partners with Bull City Open Streets! ›

Put on your sneakers and get ready to play with us! On October 9, from 1 – 4pm, Bull City Open Streets has organized with the city to close the roads along Central Park and the Durham Athletic Park to allow for active, safe and healthy play. Playworks Durham is excited to be offering a…

September 15, 2011

Playworks Durham starts the school year full-force! ›

After flying to Baltimore for preservice training with Playworks Baltimore and Chicago teams, and tons of practice recesses, our nine program coordinators hit the ground running (and playing) at the start of school on August 25! Debuting in nine schools in our premiere year, we are able to serve over 4,500 children daily with the…

September 9, 2011

Being Fit is Fashionable! ›

Playworks Chicago recently teamed up with Building a Healthier Chicago for the "Fitness Is Always In Fashion!" event at the State Street Macy's. Attendees enjoyed healthy food from three of Chicago's culinary institutes and broke a sweat participating in several 15-minute demonstrations led by local nonprofits whose focus is getting kids in the community engaged…