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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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 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…