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Playworks at Nasdaq
Playworks CEO and Founder Jill Vialet rang the Nasdaq stock market Opening Bell on May 10, 2017. Check out the latest pictures and videos of the event.
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Over the past three years, our runners have collectively raised more than $51,000 to support our in-and out-of-school youth development play and physical activity program! Join us this year!
Playworks New York
Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.

"Students have become leaders. They have also learned to cooperate, become team players and have fun."

Teacher, PS-307, Brooklyn

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With Playworks Pro, learn how to use active play to support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of your kids.

"Two AWESOME days! I so do appreciate the work that you all are doing and have been able to share with my staff. They have been leery to try it out, because let’s face it…kids can be a tough crowd! After a little coaching they have been pleasantly surprised at how the things they have learned worked! A BLAST was had by all!"

Recess Implementation Participant, New York City 

Collaboration is in our nature
Every Playworks partnership is customized to meet our partners’ specific goals.

At Mattel, we believe in the power of play and the critical link between play and the healthy development and learning of children. With Playworks as a partner, we can directly and immediately translate that vision into direct impact with thousands of children each year.” 

Diedre Lind, Executive Director, Mattel Children’s Foundation 


Playworks in New York

Recess Rock Stars

Meet the individuals and organizations doing their part to ensure that every kid has a place on the playground.

John P. Holland Charter School
Training Client
Burbank Elementary
University Heights Charter