Rock Band for Charity

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It goes without saying that taking a group of people – people whose office is a school playground – to a bar event will result in an absolutely incredible time. Playworks SF hosted a fantastic party at the Red Devil Lounge on October 6th, with live music by DJ Shindog and the 80s cover band, Notorious. Playworks, deciding not to exclude anyone, invited the community to dance and party with the staff for only $15 a ticket. All proceeds from these sales went to SF Playworks programming.Though things started off a bit slow, with people trickling in by twos and threes, the band struck up and an LED hula hoop joined the mix. Soon, everyone had to have a try. Even the lead singer jumped off the stage to have a go at the glowing hoop. He shortly discovered that hula hooping and singing into a microphone can be a very difficult task! Everyone was dancing, drinking, and singing as loud as they could along with Notorious. Even the more shy individuals hiding in the sidelines joined in and were swept up in the surge of inclusive fun that is the Playworks way.

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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…