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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February 3, 2020

Playworks Makes Positive Impact at Challenger Elementary in Washington ›

Prior to implementing Playworks at Challenger Elementary, school staff explained they had hit rock bottom. Students were running the school, large incidents were happening daily, and they had tried nearly everything to remedy these issues.  After putting Playworks systems into place this year, the school environment saw a very positive shift. School staff saw a…

January 30, 2020

Meet Coaches Hayley, Jordan, & Willa! ›

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January 8, 2020

Playworks Washington to Participate in SVP Seattle Fast Pitch 2020 ›

Playworks Washington is thrilled to announce our participation in Social Venture Partner Seattle’s Fast Pitch 2020! Playworks will join a cohort of 20 Seattle based organizations working to drive social change across a variety of service areas. Participants chosen will participate across three tracks: established nonprofit, startup nonprofit, and for-profit social enterprise.  Jill Riemer, Playworks…