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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. 

I believe that Playworks has made the school a better place by providing students a safe outlet to play and allowing them to come together through play.

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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…

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…

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