Smiles, Teambuilding, and Shiny New Bikes

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Do you remember your first bike? Remember the feeling? What if you could give that experience to a child who might never otherwise have that chance? What if you could give them that shiny new bicycle?

Bahia Vista is one of the elementary schools that partners with Playworks San Francisco, and the majority of their children are on free or reduced lunch. On Tuesday, June 7th, forty children from Bahia Vista were in for a treat. Forty two corporate volunteers from the met with playworks staff members to play and turn boxes of jumbled parts into beautiful bikes.

After playing, building, learning, and working together, the Salesforce corporate volunteers stood behind a line of bikes, proof of their hard work of the day, and were rewarded with the eager faces of forty children barely able to contain their excitement. The children, as a way of thanking the individuals, had handmade a large thank you banner.

The task wasn't done just yet. By the end of the day, children were laughing as corporate volunteers helped them learn to ride their bikes around the recess yard, calling out to each other. The volunteers remembered what it felt like to ride their bikes for the first time, and on June 7th, they got to feel it again, sharing it with the children of Bahia Vista.

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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…