August 7, 2017

Playworks PA Impact Report 2016-17 ›

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May 10, 2017

Corporate Recess ›

Corporate Recess Higher productivity. Better communication. More creativity. Let’s take your team to the next level. What is Corporate Recess? Corporate Recess is a way for companies to improve engagement…

April 19, 2017

Celebrating Volunteer Week 2017 ›

Q&A with Samuel Follansbee In one word, how would your friends, family, or colleagues describe you? Sincere When, where, and what was the first place you ever participated as volunteer?…

March 2, 2017

Meet Coach Veronica ›

“I use my service as a way to connect with children and let them know I am on their side.” I chose to become a Playworks Coach and an AmeriCorps…

March 2, 2017

Meet Coach Jordan ›

“Two years ago, I started a journey.” A Baltimore, Maryland native, I’ve always dreamed of living in the city of Philadelphia. I have also always had a passion for helping the youth…

March 2, 2017

Meet Coach Pam ›

Volunteer Turned Coach “Even when times get hard, I find myself never giving up. Rather, I make the situation positive and make new friends in the process.” Beginning in 11th grade,…

June 14, 2016

Junior Coach Leadership Conference 2016 ›

This year more than 200 fourth and fifth graders across Philadelphia participated in Playworks' Junior Coach program. Our Junior Coaches train four days a week after school on topics such as conflict resolution, leading recess games, and public speaking.…

April 19, 2016

The Educational Value of Recess ›

  Organizations are working with city schools to make the most of playtime, which experts say leads to benefits in the classroom. The School District of Philadelphia doesn’t track which…

February 9, 2016

Playworks Honored as Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to be a recipient of the 2015 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a…