Are you ready for the most rewarding job you’ve ever had? Playworks AmeriCorps coaches transform school culture by ensuring that every kid has opportunities for safe, healthy play—every day. Join one of our 23 regions as a Playworks AmeriCorps Coach and change lives through the power of play.
Playworks is proud to work alongside the Golden State Warriors to ensure kids experience safe and healthy play every day. Through their initiative Hoops4Kids, Warriors achievements on the court benefit youth around the Bay Area. The more the Warriors score 3-pointers this season, the more our kids win.
"California Educator's story "Reclaiming Recess" highlights a few California schools and educators who are taking recess back, recognizing recess' crucial role in optimizing a child's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development, and how learning and attention improve following a break."
"I'd rather go out and be present outside, active and involved spending 15 minutes playing every day instead of spending 30-45 minutes suspending a kid. Now, part of my job is to play with kids and teach them how to play instead of laying down the law."
Peter Wilson, Principal, Hayward, CA
Playworks Northern California
Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.
“At Mattel, we believe in the power of play and the critical link between play and the healthy development and learning of children. With Playworks as a partner, we can directly and immediately translate that vision into direct impact with thousands of children each year.”
—Diedre Lind, Executive Director, Mattel Children’s Foundation
Playworks is grateful to our partners, who share our belief that every child deserves a place on their school playground. Learn how partnering with Playworks can create opportunities that help kids find their place in the world through play.