Salesforce Funds San Mateo Expansion

  1. Updates

What began as a bike build for Jigsaw, a company recently required by Salesforce, turned into quite a treat for kids at Sunnybrae Elementary School in San Mateo, CA.  Jigsaw’s offices are right around the corner from Sunnybrae. Employees were eager to work in another side of the community in which they work– 57% of Sunnybrae students qualify for free or reduced lunch. On Thursday, March 17 40 Sunnybrae students received bright new bikes built by Jigsaw corporate volunteers in partnership with the Salesforce Foundation.

After a recess training and warm-up, the build began.  In what was possibly the fastest build we have had yet, Jigsaw employees in teams of six cranked and pumped 40 bikes to life in just two hours!

Meanwhile, San Francisco office all-stars Mary, Liz, Colleen, and Bill staged a recess overhaul on the playground at Sunnybrae. Children were given options of games to play with each Playworker and encouraged to use conflict resolution tools, like RoShamBo, throughout the day.  By the end of recess, playground monitors were astonished at the amount of kids playing– Bill even had 200 elementary school students engaged in one massive game of cookie monster. 

We hope to have a partnership with Sunnybrae in the 2011-2012 school year, as well as other schools in the peninsula.  If you are interested in how you can help us expand, please contact Ellen Goodman at egoodman@playworks.org.

More Updates


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!

March 30, 2022

Playworks Celebrates Women’s History Month ›

Playworks Northern California celebrates Women Leaders who have contributed to the Power of 25 years of Play. During this month, meet remarkable female leaders who strive to ensure that every student on the playground feels valued and heard. Throughout Southern California, these women have contributed to empowering students, especially young girls, to get in the…

November 19, 2021

AAA’s Creating Safe Spaces Guide and Lesson Plan ›

In partnership with AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah School Safety Patrol program, we’re proud to share teacher-led and student self-guided digital educational resources for Creating Safe Spaces – an interactive guide for students on how to have courageous conversations. AAA Creating Safe Spaces Overview This lesson is all about students being leaders in creating safe spaces…