Updates

April 21, 2014

Volleyball season draws to thrilling close ›

Playworks’co-ed volleyball leagues came to a close after five awesome weeks where fourth and fifth grade players bumped it, set it, spiked it—because that’s the way they like it!  Cheers rang out in gyms across the Portland metro area as teams developed their volleyball skills in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Every week there was a…

March 14, 2014

Bellevue School District features Playworks in Washington State ›

The power of play has made a seriously positive impact on schools in the Bellevue School District. Located just east of Seattle, Bellevue contracted Playworks trainers to lead professional development programs for the whole district. As a result, they have already seen marked improvement in positive behavior on and off the playground. Discipline referrals have been cut in…

March 10, 2014

Jill Vialet visits Portland and reads Recess Rules ›

Playworks Pacific Northwest had the pleasure of supporting and hosting a special book event in the Alberta Art District. Founder and CEO, Jill Vialet read excerpts from her new book titled “Recess Rules” at Green Bean Books. The chapter book tells the story of four friends who take back recess with the help of Clarence,…

February 26, 2014

Visit Playworks at the 12th Annual NorthWest PBIS Conference ›

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 Playworks will be presenting Powerful Play: How Recess Can Improve School Climate at 3 pm at the 12th Annual NorthWest PBIS Conference at the Red Lion Inn on the River in Portland, OR. This session will demonstrate techniques for positive play, group management, self-regulated conflict resolution and inclusive activities. We will also discuss how a…

February 20, 2014

Five Ways to support Playworks in the Pacific Northwest ›

We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. For all our friends, supporters, and believers, you can help create a place on the playground for every kid — a place where every kid belongs, has fun and is a part of the game. Here are five ways to…

January 13, 2014

Standing Together ›

Playworks is proud to be a 2014 Stand Together featured partner alongside eight other great Portland area nonprofits. Beginning this month, Playworks and  the Portland Timbers and Thorns FC in partnership with Stand Together will work together during Stand Together Week, Tix for Kids, Playworks Soccer Jamboree, and be a beneficiary at the adidas/Timbers Team Store. “We are thrilled to…

December 10, 2013

Girls get game at extravaganza ›

Playworks Pacific Northwest kicked off the new season of our girls basketball league this year with our annual extravaganza at the University of Portland campus. The event was a great success with fourth and fifth graders representing all 14 Playworks schools in the Portland metro area. The Playworks Basketball Extravaganza is a great way for girls to…

December 9, 2013

The New Look of Recess ›

Last school year, Ardmore Elementary School received a Playworks Recess Implementation training to make their playground and recess more inclusive and respectful — a place where every kid would belong. The Bellvue School District reports how a Playworks training helped to bring recess where “everyone plays and everyone contributes to the game.” Get more information about…

December 9, 2013

#1 Best Nonprofit to Work For in Oregon ›

For the fifth year, Oregon Business showcased exemplary nonprofit workplaces on their 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon project. More than 5,000 employees and volunteers from 159 nonprofits statewide took part in the 2013 survey. The project is based on Oregon Business’ 20-year-old, well-known 100 Best Companies project. The nonprofit project was created to…