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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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…

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…