Welcome to Our New Program Manager David Sanchez

  1. Updates

Hello everyone! I began my time with Playworks San Francisco in 2012 as our flex coordinator, entrusted with spreading best practices to coaches throughout the region. I soon transitioned to San Pedro Elementary in Marin, where I spent three highly gratifying school years dedicated to positively impacting school climate. Here I was able to witness first-hand how Playworks programming and the compassion behind our mission can affect the make-up of our playgrounds. During my tenure on campus, it became increasingly apparent that social skills and behavior were improving, along with students feeling empowered to have their own powerful influences within their communities. I couldn't be more thrilled to be joining such a dedicated and strong office team, and I'm looking forward to an awesome year.

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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…