Updates

November 11, 2011

Another Way to Make Your Holiday Gifts Count ›

For the second year, Willamette Week chose Playworks Portland to participate in their annual Give! Guide effort. Last year this fundraiser brought in more than $1 million dollars for 79 local nonprofits and local supporters contributed $5000 to Playworks. This year they have expanded to include 100 nonprofits. The Give! Guide’s goal is to develop…

October 14, 2011

Nike Employee Grant Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation Joins Playworks to Expand the Power of Play ›

Students at elementary schools throughout the Portland area may now have a safer play and recess experience, thanks to the Nike Employee Grant Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation. The organization has partnered with Playworks Portland to fund training for schools in two districts for special training and ongoing technical assistance around play and recess…

October 6, 2011

Increase the Peace: Conflict Resolution Day ›

Please join Playworks and community leaders for International Conflict Resolution Day; Increase the Peace. This event will be held Thursday, October 20, 5 – 7 pm at the University of Portland Mago Hunt Center. Increase the Peace is a free, fun and interactive family event to promote awareness of creative and peaceful means of resolving…

August 25, 2011

Keeping Portland Playful – A Year in Review ›

We are fortunate to live in Portland. The connection between residents and community runs deep in these parts. As we gear up for the new school year we thought we’d share a few highlights of 2010/11; We’ve been busy building new corporate and community partnerships and strengthening past ones throughout the year. Our Corporate Kickball Tournament brought teams…

August 23, 2011

Last Two Portland Sunday Parkways – Mark Your Calendars! ›

We have had a great year partnering with Kaiser Permanente and Oregon Children’s Theater for Portland Sunday Parkways. We’ve played with hundreds of kids, grown ups and even a dog or two, over the past three months, teaching fun and inclusive recess games in all kinds of weather. Regardless of sunny skies or drizzle, we…

August 23, 2011

Portland Business Alliance Shop Talk with Playworks ›

Tuesday, September 20 · 7:30am – 9:00am Rose Quarter Arena Rose Room, 2 Center Court P4 Floor, Portland OR 97227 Shop Talk is a networking program of roughly 55 attendees hosted at the locations of different Alliance member companies. The programs feature a networking session, member introductions, a brief host presentation, and a door prize…

June 27, 2011

Playworks Portland Kicks it Corporate Style ›

Under bright blue skies, ten teams from local companies and organizations converged on the ball fields of the Tualatin Hills Athletic Center at PCC Rock Creek campus for an afternoon of nostalgia and old school fun. The event help support bring play and physical activity for 6,000 kids in the Portland-metro area’s low-income schools. Employees…

June 15, 2011

Playworks, Kaiser Permanente and Oregon Children’s Theater Partnership ›

We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Kaiser Permanente and the Oregon Children’s Theater for all of this year's Portland Sunday Parkways events. We kicked off the season at the Gilbert Heights Park Kids’ Fair where we trained "Thrive Coaches" and taught some of our favorite recess games and of course, roshambo! Kids…

April 13, 2011

Junior Coach Conference is here again! ›

The Junior Coach Conference is the time when we get to celebrate the hard work of  the Junior coaches, those 4th and 5th grade students best known for wearing bright purple shirts on the playground. On March 18th, more than 150 Junior Coaches from all over Portland gathered at Rigler Elementary to play games and…