Powerful stories of how KABOOM! transforms communities across the country
By KABOOM! | November 12, 2020
Students at Hamilton Elementary/Middle knew that nearby school systems had great playgrounds, but theirs was outdated and deemed unsafe. The community came together, overcoming the pandemic, to make sure Hamilton's kids got the playground of their dreams.
By KABOOM! | September 21, 2020
In rural communities, physical distance or a lack of a local tax base can limit kids' access to playspaces and the benefits they provide for health and well-being.
By KABOOM! | August 26, 2020
Black leaders at KABOOM! discuss the importance of prioritizing racial equity in their work and the need for racial diversity within the philanthropic sector.
By Sianna Simmons-Afari | July 23, 2020
Where can Black kids feel like they belong? Where are they truly safe? Every kid, every community, must have places where they can experience the playful moments that become lifelong memories.
By KABOOM! | May 21, 2020
Bringing a bright spot of joy to the kids hit hardest by the pandemic.
By Ronda Jackson | May 20, 2020
A Q&A with Meagan Elliott, Chief Parks Planner for the City of Detroit about creating playspace equity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Ronda Jackson | May 15, 2020
The next federal stimulus package must include the Rebuild Americas School Act, which would provide funding to support school construction.
By James Siegal & Ronda Jackson | May 13, 2020
To ensure cities are able to effectively meet the needs of residents, national leaders must support local governments working on the front lines to stem the damage caused by COVID-19.
By Ronda Jackson | May 11, 2020
Cities have ground to a halt, bringing to light a too often overlooked aspect of society: the infrastructure of childhood. Good schools, quality healthcare, nutritious food, and safe places to play are undeniably important.
By Lysa Ratliff | April 3, 2020
COVID-19 has layered new challenges on to youth already forced to navigate decades of structural disinvestment. Kids and teens are losing their social connections and the roadmap for their future.