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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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…