About Playworks Southern California

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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Meet Playworks Southern California


Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Southern California in 2009. Playworks Southern California serves low-income schools through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Southern California through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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September 22, 2017

LaVal Brewer ›

LaVal Brewer brings to Playworks more than three decades of experience in nonprofit management, with more than a decade of experience in executive and development roles. He recently supported the work of Southern California nonprofit and for-profit corporate employee volunteer…

September 22, 2017

Michelle Serrano ›

Michelle has a background in psychology and ethnic studies and a passion for youth development and community service. It was the ability to serve her community and make a positive impact that initially drew her to Playworks. Through the partnership…

September 22, 2017

Dillon Mosier ›

Dillon joined Playworks as an AmeriCorps program coordinator serving the community of Santa Ana at Carver Elementary in 2013. As a site coordinator, he continued his work in Santa Ana working with over 3,000 students and 200 faculty, fostering a…

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