The Life Is Good Playmakers

Harnessing the power of optimism to create healing, life-changing relationships for kids in need

Boston, MA   |  www.ligplaymakers.org

Mission

Harnessing the power of optimism to create healing, life-changing relationships for kids in need

Ruling year info

2007

Chief Playmaker

Steve Gross

Main address

51 Melcher St, 9th Floor 9th Floor

Boston, MA 02210 USA

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Formerly known as

Project Joy

EIN

20-5524270

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Early childhood trauma is the single greatest health risk facing our kids today.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Workshops and Retreats

Workshops and Retreats in partnership with Schools, hospitals, social service agencies and enrichment programs.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Children and youth

Content delivery through Keynotes to Spread the Power of Optimism.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Children and youth

The Life is Good Playmakers delivers our workshops through a virtual learning program, making our work accessible to everyone, regardless of location or affiliation.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of list subscribers

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Workshops and Retreats

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of external speaking requests for members of the organization

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Related Program

Speaking Engagements

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of training workshops

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Workshops and Retreats

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of staff members certified in subject area training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Workshops and Retreats

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients reporting increased knowledge after educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Workshops and Retreats

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our Vision is a world where all children grow up feeling safe, loved and joyful. To harness the power of optimism to create healing, life-changing relationships for kids in need.

Positive relationships with adult caregivers are the most critical component to successful early childhood trauma treatment.

For nearly 30 years, Life is Good Playmakers have been harnessing the power of optimism to create healing, life-changing relationships for kids in need. Playmakers support childcare professionals and organizations creating optimal environments to help kids overcome traumas associated with Adverse Childhood Experiences like poverty, violence, and substance abuse.

We have over 16,000 Playmakers working in schools, hospitals, and social service agencies across the U.S. and Haiti. Our goal is to help over 1,000,000 kids every day overcome traumatic Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) thanks to Playmakers.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Life Is Good Playmakers

Board of directors
as of 9/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Julie Bowers

Julie Bowers

Charlie Walsh

Tom Angelone

Lisa Tanzer

Charlene Giancin

Molly Rambo

Mark Muller

Tyler Wakstein

Kara Pass

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/04/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data