Updates

New York, New York: Play At The Core has been selected to lead a workshop at the 2021 Annual PASE Conference on July 29, 2021. The team proposed a workshop focused on the potential impact of applying best practices in youth development programs to the organizational systems and work environments of youth-serving professionals. Workshop participants will reflect on what makes their youth program uniquely powerful in its engagement with youth, explore the value of expanding those strengths to organization's internal professional.environments, and experience a dynamic meaning-making exercise to uncover opportunities for professional growth. In short, the workshop will lead attendees...

As we mark the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd and I reflect on Play At The Core’s work, I feel grateful for the change efforts we have been able to make and also more motivated than ever to promote healing and equity in the field of child and youth development....

Our wonderful social work intern from NYU, Olivia Saleh, wrote the following final reflection about her experience and journey with Play At The Core. It was an honor and a joy to have her be a part of our team and we cannot wait to see her carve out her social work path and continue to work in partnership with communities.

Over the coming months, we're updating our web presence to include more resources and ways to interact. Thanks for your patience! ...