Playworks

To improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. We improve school climates, rescue recess and help regain lost teaching time.
Nov 17, 2016

Playworks Honored with Top-Nonprofit Award

Playworks is proud to be recognized for the fifth consecutive year as one of the 2016 Top-Rated Nonprofits by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofits.

The people’s choice award among do-gooders, GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards empower volunteers, donors, and peopled served by nonprofits to share their stories and express their gratitude. GreatNonprofits compiles these reviews and gives out annual awards to nonprofits who have significantly inspired and impacted their communities.

At Playworks, we value this dialogue and celebrate the stories of partners and supporters who are joining the play movement, as one partner shared:

The first year we had Playworks at our school . . . we didn’t have our playground installed. Playworks was all we had for recess time. What I witnessed were kids being active, having fun and including others. . . I have seen the benefits of how PLAY does WORK when kids are taught problem solving skills and how to all play together.”

“We are honored to continue to be a part of this diverse community of top-rated organizations,” said Playworks Founder and CEO Jill Vialet. “As we continue to grow to fulfill our 2020 AIM, it is incredibly inspiring to see people sharing stories on GreatNonprofits of how our work touches the lives of our partners and supporters.”

We are humbled by this award and thank everyone whose support made this recognition possible.

Read our reviews and contribute your story!

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Nov 17, 2016

Playworks Honored with Top Non-profit Award

Playworks is proud to be recognized for the fifth consecutive year as one of the 2016 Top-Rated Nonprofits by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofits.

The people’s choice award among do-gooders, GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards empower volunteers, donors, and peopled served by nonprofits to share their stories and express their gratitude. GreatNonprofits compiles these reviews and gives out annual awards to nonprofits who have significantly inspired and impacted their communities. 

At Playworks, we value this dialogue and celebrate the stories of partners and supporters who are joining the play movement, as one partner shared:

The first year we had Playworks at our school . . . we didn’t have our playground installed. Playworks was all we had for recess time. What I witnessed were kids being active, having fun and including others. . . I have seen the benefits of how PLAY does WORK when kids are taught problem solving skills and how to all play together.”

“We are honored to continue to be a part of this diverse community of top-rated organizations,” said Playworks Founder and CEO Jill Vialet. “As we continue to grow to fulfill our 2020 AIM, it is incredibly inspiring to see people sharing stories on GreatNonprofits of how our work touches the lives of our partners and supporters.”

We are humbled by this award and thank everyone whose support made this recognition possible.

GreatNonprofits.org Award is Based on Positive Online Reviews.

Read our reviews and contribute your story!

Aug 22, 2016

Annual survey results are in!

We couldn’t be more excited that the new school year is about to begin! Over the summer, we’ve taken some time to reflect on our previous year and wanted to share what we’ve found.

At the end of every school year, teachers and principals at our partner schools take an extensive survey about the impact of the Playworks program. We are so proud of the results here in Silicon Valley!

Some of the highlights of the survey:

  • 96% of administrators, teachers and support staff want Playworks to return next year
  • 97% of staff report Playworks increased the number of students who were active at recess
  • 87% of staff reported a decrease in the number of bullying incidents

It’s back to school time at Playworks, and this year we’re going to be serving more kids than ever, providing more than 52,000 children with a positive and healthy experience at school.

We couldn’t do it without you!

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