Playworks Pacific Northwest

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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January 23, 2019

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Through Serving our Community ›

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our staff and AmeriCorps members spent the day giving back to our community. We partnered with Urban Farm Collective to help plant and landscape community garden spaces across Portland. The Urban Farm Collective brings neighbors together to transform vacant lots into neighborhood food gardens for the purposes…

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…

December 11, 2018

Over 100 Girls Attend Basketball Jamboree at Blazers Boys and Girls Club ›

On December 9, the Blazers Boys and Girls Club hosted our Girls Basketball Jamboree, with over 100 girls from Playworks schools in attendance! During our after-school basketball league, which runs throughout November and December, parents come to cheer while our coaches help the girls work on the fundamentals of the game including dribbling, passing, defense,…

November 28, 2018

Join Companies Like Nike and Subaru in Harnessing the Power of Play ›

Do you want to cultivate stronger relationships among your employees while also making an impact on your community? We recently had the pleasure of facilitating a Corporate Play Day for Nike’s Global Finance team, which helped foster increased employee satisfaction and collaboration among the staff. At these lively, interactive team-building experiences, participants learn signature Playworks…

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Upcoming Events


March 22, 2019 @ 7:45 AM

First Annual Breakfast of Champions ›

Join us for a hot and hearty breakfast and a brief introduction to the positive impact Playworks is having on children in elementary schools across the Pacific Northwest region. Register…

June 14, 2019 @ 11:30 AM

10th Anniversary Corporate Kickball Fundraiser ›

Pacific Northwest Corporate Kickball is presented by The Standard and Recesstime Sports Leagues Presented by The Standard and Recesstime Sports Leagues, Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement fundraiser that gets your…

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A Better Recess


Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

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1125 SE Madison
Suite #210
Portland, OR 97214

t: 503.928.8684
f: 503.345.6687

   

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