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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AEG Worldwide

January 2, 2019

AEG Community Foundation Furthers Playworks Mission in California ›

AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, today announced that Playworks has been granted an additional $25,000 from the AEG Community Foundation as the winner of the #SpreadCheer Challenge.

January 2, 2019

Playworks Named 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2018 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support…

December 19, 2018

Foundation Support Thanks to Community Call for Action ›

Playworks East Bay has received a grant from Chamberlin Family Foundation through the Foundation’s first ever community nominated grantmaking process. The Chamberlin Family Foundation focuses its grantmaking in public schools, teachers & leaders, and community advocacy to help every student in West Contra Costa have access to an excellent education. For the first time, the…

December 12, 2018

NBA Champions Celebrate Playworks ›

Through the #Hoops4Kids program, the Golden State Warriors donate $500 per made 3-point shot during the regular season to local organizations that work to improve opportunities and outcomes for kids. Playworks Northern California is honored to be one of those chosen organizations. On November 26th our partnership was highlighted at Oracle Arena. The special evening…

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Upcoming Events


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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