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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June 20, 2018

Warriors NBA Champions and Playworks ›

Golden State Warriors and Playworks have had a long-standing relationship thru our partnership with Kaiser Permanente and the GetFit program. Kaiser Permanente, Playworks and the Golden State Warriors have teamed up to educate Bay Area youth on the importance of healthy eating and active living. The program serves to reinforce healthy behavior and provide youth with the…

June 6, 2018

2018 Get in the Game Gala a Success ›

Thank You! A big thanks to everyone who came out to play with us at our 10th Annual Playworks Get in the Game Gala. It was a wonderful evening thanks to all of the amazing supporters who helped to make our fundraising efforts a success. Special thanks to this year’s host Andrew East, former Oakland Raider,…

May 31, 2018

Thank you to our Recess Rockstar, Francisco Sanchez ›

Kids gravitate towards Francisco, the at-risk supervisor, at Theuerkauf Elementary in Mountain View, California. In addition to being a source of extra support for many students at the school, Francisco works closely with the Playworks coach and is out at every recess as a friend, teammate, and trusting adult.  After five years at Theuerkauf Elementary…

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…

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Upcoming Events


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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