Playworks Launches Principal Cohort

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Playworks Offers Professional Development Training through Milwaukee Succeeds Funders Collaborative

On August 13, 2018, Playworks officially launched its innovative professional development program in partnership with Milwaukee Succeeds. The MilwaukeeSucceeds Funders Collaborative has invested $116,000 in piloting a new approach to student safety, engagement, and empowerment focused on adult training and professional development around recess.

Playworks has aligned a layered partnership approach to support building an environment of safe and healthy play in area elementary schools. This grant is aligned with the work of the Community Social Support Network of Milwaukee Succeeds and aims to improve the adult inputs in program delivery which we know has a direct link to student outcomes that can be shared with every Milwaukee school in some way.

Playworks will be working with 10 MPS schools including River Trail Elementary, Ideal, Carson Academy, Hawley Environmental School, Holmes Elementary, Alcott Elementary, Hampton Elementary, Macdowell Montessori School K3-12, Maple Tree Elementary, Franklin Elementary, as well as both elementary campuses of St. Anthony School of Milwaukee.

Over the next five months, schools will receive intensive training and coaching from Playworks. The goal of the partnership is to determine the most efficient and effective way to ensure every kid has access to safe and healthy play every day.

Learn more about Playworks and how a better recess can teach kids how to make friends, resolve conflicts, and become leaders at Recess Lab.

To learn more about Social and Emotional Learning, visit our MilwaukeeSucceeds SEL page!

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August 12, 2019

Playworks Wisconsin 2019-20 Impact Report ›

For over 20 years, Playworks has given kids foundational skills for success on the playground, in the classroom, and in the community. We are the leading organization that leverages play to promote healthy behaviors and increase social and emotional learning, at recess and throughout the school day. Last school year alone, Playworks ensured more than…

August 8, 2019

2019 Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Thank you to all of our players and supporters who turned out on June 21st to kick the summer off right! Special shout out to our MVP Sponsor, WaterStone Bank, for supporting the comeback event. Save the Date! 2020 Corporate Kickball Tournament Friday, June 19

April 24, 2019

2019 Get in the Game Luncheon a Hit ›

THANK YOU! On April 11, 2019, Playworks Wisconsin hosted 100 guests and community leaders for our 3rd annual Get in the Game Luncheon. This year’s honorees included The Milwaukee Bucks and Johnson Controls in recognition for their investment in Browning Elementary School and the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center. They received the 2019 Game Changer Award.…