February 6, 2018

Playworks Texas Coaches of the Month ›

 Coach Will Nominated by Nia Abdallah, Program Manager: “Will came into 2018 with a bang! His rapport with the students and staff of Cummings has really shined. Everything he touches is a success. He works hard and from the moment he hits the campus you can see it. He modeled what Playworks at a school…

February 24, 2017

AmeriCorps Week Coach Spotlight ›

Playworks Texas AmeriCorps Coaches Linda Johnson and Brooklynn Lemons are creating safe and inclusive playgrounds at our partner schools, running Junior Coach Leadership Programs, and recruiting and coaching students for soccer, girls’ basketball, and volleyball sports leagues. They are making a HUGE difference through the power of play and are #gettingthingsdone. Linda Johnson has all the qualities of a superstar coach!…

April 26, 2016

Successful Walk for Recess 2016 ›

  Thanks to everyone who came out for Walk for Recess. Thank you to our sponsors and donors, including Original Impressions, for showing your support to Playworks and partnering with us. It wouldn't have been successful without you all!

April 12, 2016

K.J. McDaniels of the Houston Rockets visits Kennedy Elementary ›

On April 12, 2016, Playworks Texas had the privilege of teaming up with the Houston Rockets and Kennedy Elementary for an unforgettable experience! K.J. McDaniels, professional basketball player with the Houston Rockets, addressed an assembly of third and fourth grade students at the school emphasizing the importance of staying focused in school, being respectful, and…

November 3, 2015

TeamUp Dream Team ›

Students at Shadow Oaks Elementary are very fortunate to have Darlene Evans at their school. Darlene is the Kinesthetic Interventionist/Behavior Specialist at the school and has a strong passion for physical activity and play.  She says, “I believe in recess, daily recess.” It is this belief that led Darlene to take action to ensure that…

August 6, 2015

Summertime Play ›

"Today is Wednesday. Are Coach L and Coach Kat from Playworks coming?” LaToya Paley, business manager at Precious Moments Learning Center, has been peppered with this question all summer. She says Playworks has been a blessing to herself, her staff, and the children at Precious Moments Learning Center. “You guys have helped us so much…

June 19, 2015

Playworks Young Friends Board ›

Are you someone who wants to make a difference in your community? Are you a young professional seeking to enhance your resume with a mission you’re passionate about? Do you attend networking events and find after talking about your job, the conversation hits a standstill? Do you want to help plan an Ugly Sweater Party…

June 8, 2015

A Junior Coach Leadership Conference of Olympic Proportions ›

Nearly 250 students gathered for a fun-filled day at The Branch for this year’s Junior Coach Leadership Conference. The theme was Olympics. Throughout the year, Playworks Junior Coaches attend trainings three days a week after school on topics, such as conflict resolution, leading recess games, and public speaking. They receive homework help and participate in social/cognitive skills building activities. Junior…

June 4, 2015

A Junior Coach’s Transformation ›

"What I have learned from Morgan is that no one is perfect, but that by allowing ourselves to learn from sometimes ‘tricky’ situations we are growing into the best version of ourselves and we are better for this growth. I look forward to seeing what this mindset will prove to allow Morgan to do in…