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Playworks Overview

Oakland, CA (US)
501 to 1000 employees
1996
Non-profit Organisation
Education Training Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
AmeriCorps, Teach for America, Reading Partners
At Playworks we believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. We are changing school climate by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build ... Read more

Mission: Playworks’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.​ Today, Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform ... Read more

Playworks Reviews

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Playworks CEO and Founder Jill Vialet
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    I worked at Playworks full-time

    Pros

    Fun, active, flexible, make a difference in the lives of children

    Cons

    low room for growth, lack of transparency, lack of consistency

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Playworks Photos

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Playworks Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sandy, UT (US)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Playworks (Sandy, UT (US)) in November 2017.

    Interview

    I was called the day I filled out an application online to come in the following day for an interview. So it was speedy hearing from them, a plus.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you applying for any other jobs?   1 Answer
    • We're open everyday of the year- including Thanksgiving and Christmas. How do you feel about having to work those days?   1 Answer
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Company Updates

  • Before Eleanor began her career in teaching and school administration, she served her community as a Playworks AmeriCorps Coach.

    —29 days ago
    Coach Alumna Brings Joy to School Community as Principal | Playworks

    Alumni Spotlight: Eleanor Alderman Current Role: Principal, International Community School (ICS), Oakland, CA Before Eleanor began her career in teaching and school administration, she was an AmeriCorps coach with Playworks (then called Sports4Kids). We sat down with Eleanor to learn about her journey from coaching to leading school communities.

  • Curious what it's like to work for Playworks? Get the inside scoop from Program Manager Akeem Flowers! In his recent interview with Jopwell, Akeem shared insight into his day-to-day responsibilities as a Playworker and offered up some valuable advice to job seekers.

    —30+ days ago
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Playworks Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 Great Nonprofit, Great Nonprofits, 2016
  • Top-Rated Nonprofit, Great Nonprofits, 2016
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