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July 31, 2017

Wisconsin 2016-2017 Foundation End of Year Report ›

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July 24, 2017

Milwaukee Bucks Foundation Gives $1 Million to 15 Community Groups ›

Playworks Wisconsin is excited to be one of 15 organizations receiving a portion of the Milwaukee Bucks $1 million dollar contribution to Milwaukee. Playworks will receive $15,000 dollars for three years from the Milwaukee Bucks to help support our Junior Coach Leadership Program. The Junior Coach Leadership Program is a youth leadership development opportunity for fourth…

June 15, 2017

Hadfield Prinicipal is Recognized for Putting Fun Back in Recess ›

Al Busch, principal of Hadfield Elementary School, has been named the nation’s most valuable principal by the group Playworks after he helped to make recess safer. Read the full story in the Waukesha Freeman.

June 14, 2017

Bucks Hosts 350 Playworks Junior Coaches From 22 Schools for Playworks’ Leadership Conference ›

After a year of participating in the Playworks Junior Coach Leadership Program, 350 fourth- and fifth-graders from 22 Milwaukee Public Schools and Waukesha Public Schools gathered at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Friday, June 2, for Playworks Wisconsin's annual Junior Coach Leadership Conference. This year, it was hosted by the Milwaukee Bucks. Students attending the…

April 18, 2017

Celebrating our Volunteers! ›

This year, Playworks Wisconsin has been lucky to have over 50 volunteers in counting! April 24–April 28 is National Volunteer Week. Volunteers play a very important role in the success of our programming. They bring their expertise, ideas, energy, and enthusiasm to create a safe, fun place for students to play every day. Our largest volunteer partners are…

March 20, 2017

Playworks Wisconsin Girls Basketball 2017! ›

Studies show that if a child does not play a team sport by the age of ten, chances are they never will during their educational career. Many students lack the skills and confidence to try a new sport. Through non-competitive after-school girls basketball, Playworks coaches provide fourth- and fifth-graders with a positive team experience. Trends suggest…

March 20, 2017

Mequon-Thiensville School District Partners with Playworks ›

Playworks leads to less conflict, more cooperation, parent involvement, and smiling faces to Wilson Elementary School.

February 24, 2017

Celebrating our Amazing AmeriCorps Coaches ›

Every year, Playworks Wisconsin partners with AmeriCorps to hire energetic and service-minded people. This partnership allows us to expand our reach and serve more schools. This year, AmeriCorps Week is from March 4 through March 11, and Playworks Wisconsin is taking this time to celebrate our nine amazing AmeriCorps coaches. Take a look at some of our awesome coaches in action!…

February 10, 2017

Meet our New Board Member ›

“I was already aware of the good work of Playworks in MPS schools, but as I learned more about the research and the significant impact Playworks programming has on children’s developing social and emotional well-being, my excitement grew,”