Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Through Serving our Community

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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 of education, community building, and improving food security.

We learned all about social permaculture, which is the idea that we can attempt to create conditions that favor nurturing and empowering relationships. Healthy community is a Playworks core value, and we loving taking the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of our community and appreciate Urban Farm Collective doing their part!

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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…