Cisco Play-makers make Recess a Success!

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 On Friday, September 27th, Playworks Silicon Valley hosted their very first Corporate Volunteer Day. Fourteen employees from Cisco came out to volunteer their day to be our first official group of Silicon Valley Play-makers. After two hours of learning interactive games and activities, the volunteers headed out to schools across Silicon Valley to interact with children during lunch recess.

The event was a huge success on both ends! The children throughly enjoyed having the Cisco Play-makers at their school, while the volunteers gained a new appreciation for the art of play. Jennifer Loftin, a trained volunteer from Cisco later said, "Our Cisco team had a fabulous time as Play-makers last week and we look forward to our recess today!!"

Big high fives and special thanks go out to all the volunteers from Cisco!  

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January 12, 2023

Golden State Warriors Community Foundation & Salesforce partner with Playworks ›

We are grateful for our continued partnership with the Warriors Community Foundation and Salesforce during the 2022-2023 school year. With their support, Playworks Northern California has delivered safe and healthy play to over 41,200 elementary school children of promise this year! Check out this inspiring video showcasing our work together:      

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…