Playworks Wisconsin

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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Latest News


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…

CBS58

February 4, 2019

“Everyone can play!” ›

Schools like Luther Burbank Elementary are partnering with Playworks, a non-profit that provides tools to create “safe and healthy play.” Playworks brings in coaches, helps train staff and set up games to help fit school needs. Students can pick from games like four-square, basketball, tag, and soccer.  

Biz Times Milwaukee

February 4, 2019

Playworks Names New Executive Director ›

Playworks Wisconsin welcomes Joel Peterson as the new Executive Director taking over after the departure of Deborah Lukovich, who was an active member of the transition team. Joel comes to Playworks from the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha where he served as the Manager of Diversity Development and Community Engagement since 2016.

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…

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Events


June 21, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

2019 Annual Playworks Wisconsin Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Lace up your kicks and join us for one day of fun to live out your kickball dreams! Corporate Kickball is an active employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Wisconsin…

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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.

Contact Us


3600 W. Pierce Street
Suites A & B
Milwaukee, WI 53215

t: 414.220.4301

         

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