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Apr 28, 2015, 01:22 ET Putting Kids First: The sustainable impact of KaBOOM! 10 Years after Katrina

As the 10 year anniversary of Katrina approaches, KaBOOM! – the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve filled...


Sep 11, 2014, 08:01 ET President Obama and the First Lady Join KaBOOM! and AmeriCorps to Dedicate National Day of Service and Remembrance to Improving Kids' Lives through Play

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama joined representatives from KaBOOM!, MyGoodDeed, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps,...


May 13, 2014, 02:00 ET Growing a Movement for Playability in Cities

Today, KaBOOM!, in partnership with the Humana Foundation, announces 212 cities and towns across the United States as 2014 Playful City USA honorees. ...


Sep 24, 2013, 01:49 ET Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Recognized for Championing Play

As municipal and thought leaders from around the country gather in Baltimore to chart a path to ensure all children get the play they need to thrive, ...


Sep 19, 2013, 03:43 ET Cities Champion the Cause of Play: Nation's First Playful City USA Leaders' Summit Draws Leaders from Across the Country to Give Kids the Childhood they Deserve

For the first time, municipal and thought leaders around the country will gather to chart a path to ensuring all children get the play they need to...


May 07, 2013, 09:36 ET Building a Movement for Play: Non-Profit Organization KaBOOM! Announces 217 "Playful City USA" Communities

With research proving play is critical to the overall well-being of children, 217 cities and towns earned recognition from national non-profit...


Oct 03, 2011, 12:56 ET KaBOOM! Announces Scary Playgrounds: Let's Find 'Em and Fix 'Em Contest

We've all seen scary playgrounds – playgrounds where the equipment is outdated, broken and unsafe. In the spirit of Halloween and to advance its...


Sep 06, 2011, 10:04 ET Making Play a Priority: Non-Profit Organization KaBOOM! Announces List of 151 "Playful City USA" Communities

With only 1-in-5 children in the U.S. currently living within walking distance of a park or playground, 151 cities and towns earned recognition from...


Jun 15, 2011, 05:29 ET First Lady Michelle Obama Helps Non-Profit KaBOOM! Build 2,000th Playground

First Lady Michelle Obama joined more than 500 volunteers to celebrate building the 2,000th playground in the history of non-profit organization...


Aug 18, 2010, 09:00 ET Let's Go Play!: Non-Profit Organization KaBOOM! Announces List of 118 'Playful City USA' Communities

To ensure children in their communities are active and healthy, 118 cities and towns across the country earned recognition as 2010 Playful City USA...


Aug 03, 2010, 08:25 ET For Play's Sake - National Nonprofit KaBOOM! Helps Create Opportunities to Play

Today, opportunities for play are dwindling — the U.S. is suffering from a severe shortage of places for kids to play. According to a recent report...


Jul 29, 2010, 06:00 ET On the Fifth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, National Non-Profit KaBOOM! Helps Children Recover by Building 136th Gulf Playground

For the past five years, Gulf area residents have struggled to rebuild roads, homes, schools and businesses devastated by Katrina. To help rebuild...


May 18, 2010, 09:46 ET National Non-Profit KaBOOM! Championing the Cause to Save Play

Play is quickly disappearing from the lives of children across the United States. Children today spend less time playing outdoors than any other...