Playworks Southern California

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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Latest News


December 6, 2017

Lakers Host a Halloween Trick or Treat with Playworks ›

Watch a short video of students trick or treating with the Los Angeles Lakers!

November 30, 2017

Play Summit 2017 at Dodger Stadium ›

On November 15, Playworks hosted its inaugural Play Summit, a gathering of community members and education leaders to discuss the importance of play. In case you missed it, or if you want to relive the day, here’s what happened. After a warm welcome from Nichol Whiteman, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, Playworks…

October 17, 2017

Goal! LA Galaxy Foundation Partners with Playworks Southern California ›

Playworks Southern California has partnered with the LA Galaxy Foundation for our 2017-2018 school year. To kick-off our partnership, the foundation demonstrated their support to Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Norwalk by providing a soccer clinic for 4th and 5th-grade students. The soccer clinic allowed the students to directly interact with and receive skilled training…

October 16, 2017

Los Angeles Lakers and Spectrum Host Playworks Back-to-School Basketball Clinic ›

Lakers Community Relations and Spectrum hosted about 55 Playworks students from Cesar Chavez Elementary School in their Back-to-School Clinic at UCLA Health training center court on Monday, October 16th. The students were welcomed by the Lakers and Spectrum staff with enthusiastic smiles and high fives as they entered the facility, and they also each received…

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Upcoming Events


March 17, 2018 @ 3:15 am

2018 Playworks “Run for Play!” LA Marathon Team ›

Conquer 26.2 miles, the Stadium vs. Sea Charity Challenge, or a family-friendly 5K. Transform 500,000 lives. Get Started Kids need to play, and we need your help. Join Team Playworks and…

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A Better Recess


Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

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460 E. Carson Plaza Drive, Suite 106
Carson, CA 90746

t: 310.822.4148
f: 310.988.2540


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