Playworks’ evidence-based services make a difference in our community.

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Playworks brings out the best in every kid, through play. 

We build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of belonging. Partnering with teachers, principals, and parents, we make sure kids have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and in our community. A randomized control trial found that compared to students at similar schools, Playworks students were more physically active and teachers reported that students had greater feelings of school safety and less bullying behavior. Learn more about our impact. 

Playworks has proved to be a great asset to our school climate. We have had a significant decrease in the behavior infractions during recess.

Curtis Brower

Principal, Powell Elementary, Raleigh, NC

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March 5, 2018

Celebrating AmeriCorps Week ›

“I will get things done for America – to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.” At the beginning of every service term, Playworks North Carolina comes together for two…

June 7, 2016

High 5 for 5 ›

June marks the end of our fifth year of service in North Carolina. This year Playworks provided healthy, meaningful play to more than 18,000 kids, every day! In Playworks schools, recess is…

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…

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