Make a Difference Day Service Project

  1. Updates

Our AmeriCorps members continued to serve their community and make an impact by partnering with The Native Garden organization at Lake Cunningham Park in San Jose. We broke into teams pulled weeds to protect the infilatration of the native plants within the area and used wheelbarrows and pitchforks to move an eight foot mountain of mulch from one area of the park to another. After the mulch was transported, it was used to create a barrier of protection for new plants so that they could have the opportunity to thrive within the winter months. Everyone worked very well together and Arvind, our project contact and the Native Garden coordinator, had nothing but great things to say about or work ethic and the amazing work we do each day. Hats off to our AmeriCorps members for yet another successful service day.

More Updates

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…