February 24, 2020

Wisconsin’s First Lady Visits Dodgeland to Observe Social Emotional Learning ›

Wisconsin First Lady Kathy Evers was among state and regional leaders who came to Playworks partner school Dodgeland Elementary to learn about how social-emotional learning is done at the school. Social-emotional curriculum is used to teach students about appropriate ways to handle behavior and friendships. It teaches them how to listen, manage their behavior, get…

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…

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August 8, 2019

Playworks Partners with the Zilber Family Foundation ›

Playworks Wisconsin is one of many local nonprofits receiving support from the Zilber Family Foundation this year.  A grant of $75,000 will support Playworks efforts to ensure safe and healthy play in the Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square, and Layton Boulevard neighborhoods.

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.…


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.  

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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.

September 4, 2018

Playworks Launches Principal Cohort ›

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…