Four Square and Fine Dining

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Playworks' own Bill Vanark, Ellen Goodman, and Emma Rapp brought old school recess to San Francisco's culinary elite on April 29th.  At Share Our Strength's annual Taste of the Nation fundraising event in the Clubhouse at AT&T Park, we had party-goers reliving their youth on the four-square court.  Proceeds from the event went to support Playworks' programming in low-income elementary schools across San Francisco.  Featured chefs and wine sellers included Dominique Crenn of Luce, Jen Biesty of Scala’s Bistro, Hoss Zare of Zare at Fly Trap, and Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake.

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A boy and girl holding basketballs on a playground.
A boy and girl holding basketballs on a playground.

November 16, 2022

2021-22 Annual Report ›

We are excited to share with you a look back at everything we accomplished in the 2021-2022 program year. It was a year focused on rebuilding after the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are proud to share that we served 41,200 students in the Northern California Region.  We are thankful for your continued…

three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…

April 5, 2022

Golden State Warriors Community Foundation & Salesforce partner with Playworks ›

Check out this inspiring video showcasing Playworks Northern California’s continued partnership with the Warriors Community Foundation and Salesforce during the 2021-22 school year. Playworks has delivered safe and healthy play to over 30,000 elementary school children of promise in Northern California this year. We are grateful for their support of this important work!