Playworks Northern 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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March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

March 19, 2019

Playworks Students Get Fit While Celebrating Generation Thrive ›

Playworks students from San Lorenzo’s Bay Elementary and San Francisco’s Lakeshore Elementary traveled to the Rakuten Performance Center on March 11 for a special Get Fit program. This program, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and the Golden State Warriors, educates Bay Area youth on the importance of healthy eating and active living. This one-of-a-kind program began with a panel consisting of…

March 15, 2019

Showing our Appreciation for AmeriCorps Members! ›

March 10–16 marked AmeriCorps Appreciation Week! AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs of which members commit their time to address critical community needs. We have 25 AmeriCorps members serving our school communities with Playworks Northern California. They are fundamental to our program, and we are grateful for their commitment to our mission. To…

February 20, 2019

Summer Corporate Kickball Tournaments ›

Playworks San Francisco and Playworks Silicon Valley are hosting their annual Corporate Kickball Tournaments this June! Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Northern California that gets your team out of the office and onto the kickball field for team building, networking, and fun. Participating businesses spend an exciting afternoon seeking…

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Upcoming Events


March 27, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Mendocino Farms Give Back Night ›

Mendocino Farms is hosting a give back night in honor of Playworks Silicon Valley! Make sure to bring the below flyer with you and 20% of your dinner cost will…

May 09, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Get in the Game 2019 ›

Join us for our annual gala 'Get In The Game.' Enjoy an evening of inspiration, playful games, dinner and dance.

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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.

Playworks East Bay

155 Filbert Street, Suite 234
Oakland, CA 94607
t: 510.768.7376
f: 510.779.5507

San Francisco

650 5th Street, Suite #205
San Francisco, CA 94107
t: 415.230.0940
f: 415.373.9163

Silicon Valley

2155 S. Bascom Ave. Suite 201
Campbell, CA 95008
t: 408.412.8340
f: 408.369.1332

         

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