Urban School Students Ready to Play

  1. Updates

Playworks has launched an exciting partnership with the service learning department of The Urban School of San Francisco.  Through classroom discussion, community projects, and self-reflection, Urban students become responsible, resourceful citizens with a sense of personal, social, and political awareness.  Playworks will place these high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in 4-5 week projects in our under-resourced elementary schools.

Seventy-five sophomores will particpate in our signature recess training, students will support our coaches in creating a safe and inclusive environment for play: working with junior coaches and assisting in after school programming.  At Peabody Elementary, Urban volunteers are helping kick start a running club and working to make after-school programming more active.  At Leonard Flynn Elementary, students are helping with special education Class Game Times, making sure that despite ability levels all kids get play during the day.  We have already seen the positive effects of having more playful volunteers on the yard as more kids join in games and get the physical activity they need everyday.

More Updates

August 22, 2023

2022-23 Annual Report ›

We are thrilled to share with you our highlights of the 2022-23 program year and invite you to read our NorCal Annual Report 2022-23. Our dedication to program quality and…

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…

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…