Updates

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…

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…

November 8, 2018

Playworks Pennsylvania Generosity 5K ›

On Saturday, October 14 over 300 participants raced for good in Generosity Philadelphia’s fifth annual Multi-Charity 5K in Fairmount Park. Despite the overcast early in the day, thirteen runners raised over $11,000 for Playworks Pennsylvania and its mission to ensure that all kids have access to safe and healthy play across the region. Corrie O’Neil,…

October 25, 2018

Eagles & Playworks Unite to Prove Real Players Don’t Bully ›

On Monday, October 21, Playworks Pennsylvania teamed up with the Philadelphia Eagles for a special recess experience. Former NFL star Quintin Mikell spoke to students about modeling respect and inclusion as a way to work well with others and build leadership skills. With the help of the Eagles Pro Mobile he also led the kids…

October 9, 2018

Pennsylvania Legislators Play to Prevent Bullying ›

“A well-rounded childhood is when a child has everything they need to learn and live in a respectful safe way,” Junior Coach Nafis explains to legislators and staffers at the Pennsylvania Capitol today. Junior Coach Nafis shared firsthand experience of how a safe and inclusive playground can still be fun! State and community representatives put…

October 1, 2018

Playworks PA Impact Report 2017-18 ›

Your partnership in 2017-18 helped Playworks increase physical activity while simultaneously teaching valuable social emotional and life skills to elementary school children in Pennsylvania! Please click on images below for full Impact Report

May 1, 2018

Robert Covington Presents Playworks Pennsylvania Contribution ›

After a thrilling first-round playoff series win over the Miami Heat, we’re flashing back to 76ers forward Robert Covington’s day on the playground last fall with the students of Chester Arthur Elementary School. Robert is one of three players, along with T.J. McConnell and Richaun Holmes, who were on the 76ers active roster two seasons…

March 5, 2018

AmeriCorps Spotlight ›

This month, we’d like to spotlight and thank our AmeriCorps members for their community service and positive impact on Pennsylvania’s children in and out of the classroom. Since the founding of AmeriCorps in 1994, AmeriCorps members have served countless communities with powerful solutions as they tackle the tough challenges we face each day: helping kids…

January 6, 2018

Junior Coach Impact Story ›

Meet Gabriel Agosto, 4th grader at Taylor Elementary School My favorite part of being a Junior Coach is helping the other grades at recess. I also enjoy helping Coach Sean because sometimes I notice he has rough times at recess.  I enjoy helping him on his good and bad days. Coach Sean is a fun guy!…