Back in the Pac!

  1. Updates

 Despite some clouds and a little Pacific Northwest "liquid sunshine" aka rain, nearly 6,000 students returned to 14 schools in Portland with a Playworks coach on campus ready for fun. The 2010-11 school year marks our second year bringing the power of play to Portland public schools. After weeks of intensive pre-service training to prepare our amazing coaches to work their magic on the playground, everyone is excited to start of the new year with vigor and drive.

This year we're excited to announce that all nine schools from last year have signed on for another year. Of those nine schools, six coaches will return for a second year at their site. These examples of dedication are a true testament to the power of play and our goal of building strong relationships with our partnering schools.

Returning Playworks schools: Bridger, Grout, King, Jason Lee, Markham, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Sitton and Woodlawn.

New Playworks schools: Beach, Cesar Chavez, Marysville, Ockley Green and Woodmere.

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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…

March 14, 2019

Learning the Value of Teamwork Through Leagues ›

This week we kicked off our spring interscholastic volleyball league! We build empathy and teamwork through our developmental sports leagues, which teach students the skills of games like basketball, volleyball, and soccer. In many cases, these Playworks leagues provide the opportunity to develop new skills and learn the value of teamwork, that students may not otherwise…

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…