Thank You To Our Major Partners

  1. Updates

The Zilber Family Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and neighborhoods. As part of its Quality of Life Plan for Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square, and Layton Boulevard West, the foundation recently awarded Playworks Wisconsin a grant in the amount of $200,000 to help sustain and expand Playworks programming in the neighborhood’s public schools, serving over 1,000 elementary school children, over the next two years. We feel honored and excited to help the foundation empower its neighborhood schools to enable academic performance and civic character for the purpose of sustaining personal well being and a healthy community. Click here to see the Quality of Life Plan.

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s mission is to inspire philanthropy, serve donors, strengthen communities now and for future generations. As part of its priority to strengthen education, the foundation recently awarded Playworks Wisconsin a grant in the amount of $25,000 to help sustain and expand Playworks programming, especially in schools serving predominantly Latino schools, like Rogers Street Academy. We appreciate the foundation’s support in helping us improve the social, emotional, and physical well-being of more children through play. Click here to learn more about the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

BelAir Cantina, known for $2 Taco Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and for Chef Noe’s passion for keeping it fresh, simple and tasty, not only continues to expand, with its fourth location opening soon in Oak Creek, but also contributes to the community in a significant way. The restaurant group recently named Playworks Wisconsin as its next Powered by Tacos nonprofit. Proceeds from the sales of a special taco during the months of October through March of at least $25,000 will be awarded to Playworks to support the expansion of our new TeamUp program, impacting more than 2,000 elementary school children. Click here to check out all the yummy items on BelAir’s menu. Stay tuned for more information about the Playworks taco, one ingredient of which is Cheetos.

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March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 17, 2021

UnitedHealthcare Kickball Team Looks Forward to the Next Tournament ›

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of WI had the opportunity to sponsor two teams in the Playworks Wisconsin 2019 Corporate Kickball Tournament. Corporate Kickball is an active employee engagement event that brings teams of 10-15 co-workers together through tournament play of a nostalgic game of kickball. Companies competed for a championship trophy and the opportunity to bring…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…