Playworks Northern California

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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 14, 2018

AmeriCorps Week Appreciations from Playworks East Bay ›

Meet our AmeriCorps coaches. They do amazing things every day! Susie Bowman Susie is a true Playworks rockstar. Susie came in as a mid-year hire and you would think she has been doing this for years! Susie truly embodies the AmeriCorps “get things done” mentality and has become an essential member of the Shannon Elementary…

March 9, 2018

Shaun Livingston and Ruthie Bolton Host Get Fit Friday ›

Shaun Livingston and Ruthie Bolton Host A Fantastic Get Fit Friday During the month of March, Kaiser Permanente and Playworks were excited to see Shaun Livingston, shooting guard for the Oakland Golden State Warriors, and Ruthie Bolton, two-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA legend, stopped by to participate in the collaborative initiative Get Fit. The…

March 5, 2018

AmeriCorps Appreciation Week: Coach Michael ›

This week, we are celebrating our amazing AmeriCorps members during AmeriCorps Appreciation Week. All of our AmeriCorps members are getting things done on playgrounds across the Bay Area and they all have truly unique and inspiring stories. Coach Michael is an exemplary AmeriCorps member and a great asset to the Playworks Silicon Valley team. He…

February 15, 2018

Rachel Wyley Presented with State Farm Good Neighbor Award ›

On Tuesday, February 6, Playworks East Bay Executive Director Rachel Wyley was presented with the State Farm Good Neighbor Award on the court floor with the Warriors! The State Farm Good Neighbor Award is given to outstanding individuals who go above and beyond for their communities. Wyley was joined by the Playworks East Bay team, who…

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Upcoming Events


June 08, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Playworks Silicon Valley’s 10th Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Lace up your kicks and join us for our 10th Annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Tournament! Playworks Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Northern California that gets…

June 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Playworks San Francisco’s 15th Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Lace up your kicks and join us for our 15th Annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Tournament! Playworks Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Northern California that gets…

June 29, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Playworks East Bay’s 3rd Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Lace up your kicks and join us for our 3rd Annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Tournament! Playworks Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Northern California that gets…

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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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