About Power of Play
While other organizations provide such fundamental services as
housing, food, and shelter, there are few that focus on giving homeless
children the opportunity to experience the most fundamental ingredient
of childhood—play. Through the Power of Play (POP) program, the
TIF sought to bring that joy to these neediest of children.
Creating coherent play
Working in conjunction with six highly regarded partner organizations,
the TIF created several dynamic, effective play initiatives to provide
homeless children with a safe environment for open-ended play
activities. We then worked to consolidate and unify these various
curriculums to produce a coherent program with multiple components.
Each program partnership included extensive data collection to track the
specific sub-populations that were served and measure the effectiveness
of the curriculum.