Updates

December 8, 2017

Introducing Warriors GetFit Fridays! ›

This year, Playworks, The Golden State Warriors, and Kaiser Permanente have a Bay Area-wide partnership to promote fitness and healthy eating. In order to make getting fit a lifelong habit, we have provided our partner schools an opportunity to advertise the benefits of getting fit and incentivize healthy behavior in a fun environment. Introducing . .…

August 30, 2017

Story from the Playground: Coach Michael ›

Playworks Junior Coaches help our coaches facilitate recess, but more importantly, they learn how to lead, resolve conflicts, problem solve, and model positive behavior. Playworks Junior Coach Leadership Program gives students a new sense of purpose and provides them with the resources to discover their best selves. Coach Michael explains how giving students more responsibility has allowed them to flourish…

August 30, 2017

Story from the Playground: Coach Blake ›

Playworks Junior Coaches help our coaches facilitate recess, but more importantly, they learn how to lead, resolve conflicts, problem solve, and model positive behavior. Playworks Junior Coach Leadership Program gives students a new sense of purpose and provides them with the resources to discover their best selves. Coach Blake explains how the Junior Coach Leadership Program improved one student's…

August 30, 2017

Story from the Playground: Coach Ryan ›

Playworks has the power to bring out the best in every kid! Playworks coaches work hard to establish positive school environments and positively impact students' development through fun, safe play. The following story highlights Coach Ryan's most memorable and rewarding experience with Playworks.  Being a Playworks coach is one of the most fun and exciting jobs a person…

May 22, 2017

Virgin Sport Partners with Playworks ›

  On May 18, 2017, Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Sport CEO Mary Wittenberg announced the launch of Virgin Sport's US operations. Playworks joined the celebration as Virgin Sport's local Give Back partner. During the event, participants ran, pedaled, and stretched while discussing Virgin Sport's vision to get people moving. Playworks President Elizabeth Cushing took to the stage and announced Playworks'…

May 16, 2017

Get in the Game Gala 2017 ›

Playworks honored AmeriCorps at its Get in the Game benefit on May 12, 2017 in San Francisco. The event was hosted by Oakland Raiders Cornerback T.J. Carrie, who volunteers with Playworks at Parker Elementary School in Oakland. “It's a distinct honor to recognize AmeriCorps by awarding the organization and its members for their tremendous service," says…

March 3, 2017

Warriors’ Hoop4Kids and Playworks ›

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. We are celebrating each Warriors 3-point basket this regular season. The more the Warriors score these 3-pointers, the more our…

March 1, 2017

AmeriCorps Appreciation Week 2017 ›

The East Bay office staff want to show their love for the AmeriCorps members who show up every day to make play possible on East Bay playgrounds. Here in the East Bay, we have 21 amazing AmeriCorps coaches and we’re excited for the opportunity to sincerely show our appreciation for their commitment to these communities! #AmeriCorpsWorks…

February 23, 2017

Celebrating AmeriCorps Coach Chris Porter ›

This week we are celebrating our amazing AmeriCorps members during AmeriCorps Appreciation Week! All of our AmeriCorps members are getting things done on playgrounds across the Bay Area and they all have truly unique and inspiring stories. Here’s a story from AmeriCorps Coach Chris Porter: The fifth grade class at Spruce Elementary is bright and…