Updates

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…

April 24, 2017

Playworks SoCal Celebrates National Volunteer Week 2017 ›

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, Playworks Southern California would like to thank all of our volunteer groups and individuals who give their time and talent to ensure that every kid has a place on the playground. Laura Rickert began her full-time spring internship in January. She was eager to serve on any project in…

April 24, 2017

Playworks Southern California Junior Coach Impact Report April 2017 ›

  Playworks Southern California is pleased to present this impact report highlighting our Junior Coach Leadership Program during the 2015-16 school year. The Playworks Junior Coach Leadership Program impacts young leaders, and through them, the world. More than 1,000 fourth- and fifth-grade students participate in the Junior Coach Leadership Program. Junior Coaches become agents of…

March 23, 2017

‘Who’s Ready to Play with the Lakers?’ 2017 Fit for Life Health Fair ›

  It was a beautiful day for our Junior Coaches and players from Playworks' developmental sports leagues to meet Los Angeles Lakers Tyler Ennis, David Nwaba, Metta World Peace, Thomas Robinson, and the Laker Girls. On March 23rd, the City of Hope presented Lakers Fit for Life Health Fair at Campus El Segundo Athletic Field.…

March 4, 2017

Celebrating AmeriCorps Week 2017 ›

During AmeriCorps Week, we like to acknowledge and thank our members who are doing incredible things in our communities. Monica "Coach M" Martinez is one of our coaches making a big impact. As an AmeriCorps member and Playworks coach serving her second term at Dolland Elementary in Norwalk, California (the elementary school that she actually…

February 28, 2017

Playworks Junior Lakers Take the Court at the Staples Center ›

On February 28th, the Junior Lakers from Eastman, 107th, Garfield, and Gardenhill Elementary had the opportunity to practice on the Los Angeles Lakers basketball court at the Staples Center. They got to practice dribbling and shooting while playing various games on either Team Purple or Team Yellow. To add a special bonus for the Junior…

February 22, 2017

Olympic-Sized Junior Coach Retreat for Santa Ana ›

  On February 22, 2017, over 160 Junior Coaches in 11 Santa Ana Unified Playworks partner schools came together at the Long Beach City College for their Leadership Retreat. The olympic theme gave the Junior Coaches a chance to earn their rings in leadership, inclusion, respect, teamwork, and empowerment at each game station they participated…