Updates

August 7, 2019

Chris Conard Named Ernst & Young’s 2019 Social Entrepreneur of the Year ›

Our Executive Director, Chris Conard, was named Ernst & Young’s 2019 Social Entrepreneur of the Year, and we could not be more proud! Chris was recognized for his commitment to ensuring every kid throughout the state has access to safe and healthy play at their schools. He empowers his staff to innovate around services and…

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…

February 7, 2019

Playworks AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Ashley ›

Coach Ashley is serving her first year as an AmeriCorps member at Parkside Elementary in the Murray School District. This year she has focused on building meaningful relationships with both the students and staff and is helping ensure student success by creating a positive and inclusive environment throughout the entire school. We’re so grateful for…

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…

December 12, 2018

November Playworks AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Heath ›

Coach Heath is serving his third year as a Playworks AmeriCorps Coach at North Star Elementary School. He’s spreading high-fives and good vibes far and wide on the playground! We are constantly impressed by his passion, dedication, and amazing attitude, and we’re so grateful that he serves as one of our coaches. Learn more about…

November 6, 2018

October AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Robyn ›

Coach Robyn is serving her first year as an AmeriCorps member at Copperview Elementary School. Coach Robyn brings her positive energy, and wonderful sense of humor to the playground every single day. In her short tenure as a coach, she’s been able to build a great rapport with all of her students and brings smiles…

June 6, 2018

September AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Lobo ›

Coach Lobo is serving his first year as an AmeriCorps member at Liberty Elementary School. Although he’s only been serving for a month, Coach Lobo has been able to build close, meaningful relationships with the students at Liberty Elementary. He is caring, positive, and passionate about making an impact on the lives of the kids…

April 11, 2018

EY Names Chris Conard Finalist for Social Entrepreneur of the Year ›

Ernst & Young Recognizes Our Executive Director, Chris Conard, as Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award Finalist As the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes business leaders who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The finalists…

April 5, 2018

Playworks Volunteer Interview: Andrew Busath ›

  In one word, how would your friends, family, or colleagues describe you? Hardworking. When, where and what was the first place you ever participated as a volunteer? I had lots of experiences serving as a kid and in the Boy Scouts. But the first thing I did as a volunteer was when I was…