Playworks Texas

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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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…

March 12, 2018

Playworks Texas Coaches of the Month ›

Coach Cullen Wallace Chambers Elementary Nominated by Courtney Hill, Program Manager: “Dream Team’s Coach of the Month for February is Cullen Wallace. This is Cullen’s second year with Playworks, serving at Chambers Elementary. Coach Wallace has given 110% to his school this year ensuring that both the staff and students at Chambers receive a high…

March 5, 2018

AmeriCorps Week Spotlight: Service During Hurricane Harvey ›

Being an AmeriCorps member is about so many things. It’s about community, dedication, grit, hard work, passion, and service. In honor and celebration of our AmeriCorps members this week, we feel it is of the utmost importance to reflect on a time where our community needed people with those qualities and ideals more than ever.…

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A Better Recess

Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

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7213 Wynnwood Lane
Houston, TX 77008

t: 281.783.6744


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