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Darell Hammond

D.C. Heroes Changing the World

Lena Tabori | Posted 10.26.2012 | DC
Lena Tabori

Despite a troubled political system and a struggling economy, do average citizens have the power to create positive change within, not only their lives, but also the lives of others?

Lucas Kavner

Let There Be Playgrounds | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.13.2011 | Impact

Darell Hammond (not to be confused with the similarly named "SNL" alum) is very serious about playing around. He's spent more than 15 years establishi...

The Renaissance Of Play And The Man Behind It

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Play is not an incidental activity: it is seminal in the lives of children and the health of communities. Darell Hammond is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed out to plant the seeds of play within reach of every child in America.

It's the Holiday Season: Turning the 'Gimmes' Into Giving and Having 'Good Fun'

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

Holiday season is upon us, and what is meant to be a time of family connections can turn into a time of family divisiveness, especially when children ...

Social Entrepreneur Builds More Than 1,800 Playgrounds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For nearly 15 years, social entrepreneur Darell Hammond has found one American statistic inexcusable: well over half of children in this country don't...

The Birth of a Playful Movement (VIDEO)

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

On Saturday October 3rd, the public in New York City's Central Park will have a chance to enjoy The Ultimate Block Party -- a day of free family fun and the launch of a movement in support of playful learning.

Darell Hammond from KaBoom! building playgrounds

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The story is short and great: Helping Out: His life is a playground (or 2,000 of them): Founder and chief executive of KaBoom, a nonprofit that build...