Updates

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.…

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…

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…

September 10, 2018

2018 Get in the Game Luncheon a Success ›

THANK YOU! On May 30, 2018, Playworks Wisconsin hosted 120 guests and community leaders for our 2nd annual Get in the Game Luncheon. This year’s event recognized Milwaukee Succeeds as a major investor for their support for training and consulting for 12 schools in the city of Milwaukee. We also honored the School District of…

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…

April 5, 2018

Milwaukee Succeeds Awards $116,000 to Playworks Wisconsin ›

The grant from the Milwaukee Succeeds Funders Collaborative will help Playworks Wisconsin assess recess practices and train adults. The Milwaukee Succeeds Funders Collaborative has invested $116,000 in an innovative approach to student safety, engagement, and empowerment focused on adult training and professional development. Through many months of collaboration with St. Anthony School, Milwaukee Public Schools…

April 5, 2018

Ms. Meshia Honored as Educator of the Month ›

Every month, Playworks Wisconsin nominates and votes for an Educator of the Month. In February, the award went to Ms. Meshia at Lloyd Barbee Montessori School. Coach Mychaela, who nominated Ms. Meshia for the award, wrote about Ms. Meshia’s embodiment of the Playworks mission: “Ms. Meshia is an amazing play champion. While she doesn’t have…

March 22, 2018

Playworks to Partner with Wisconsin Brewery Running Series for Second Year ›

Playworks Wisconsin is excited to partner with the Wisconsin Brewery Running Series (BRS) for its second season. Last year, Playworks’ partnership with the BRS brought in over $6,000 to support healthy play and provided us with unique opportunities to engage with Milwaukee adults and families. The Wisconsin Brewery Running Series features a series of 5K…

March 5, 2018

Playworks AmeriCorps Coaches Collaborate for Change in Milwaukee Schools ›

For the past six months, our incredible AmeriCorps coaches have been creating recess environments where every kid can thrive. In Wisconsin, Playworks AmeriCorps coaches commit to a full-time year of service in schools throughout Milwaukee. Our coaches create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social…