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Golden State Warriors and Playworks have had a long-standing relationship thru our partnership with Kaiser Permanente and the GetFit program.

Kaiser Permanente, Playworks and the Golden State Warriors have teamed up to educate Bay Area youth on the importance of healthy eating and active living. The program serves to reinforce healthy behavior and provide youth with the opportunities and resources that are critical to their future success.

We congratulate the three-time NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors, and salute their commitment to children and helping us bring safe and healthy play in our schools.


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January 24, 2024

Indoor Recess Transition Plan ›

From snow and cold to rain, smog, and everything in between, weather can throw a wrench in your outdoor recess plans. When inclement weather strikes, transitioning to indoor play can…

December 18, 2023

Playworks recognized as a NYSS Champion ›

Playworks becomes an NYSS Champion Playworks is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

August 22, 2023

2022-23 Annual Report ›

We are thrilled to share with you our highlights of the 2022-23 program year and invite you to read our NorCal Annual Report 2022-23. Our dedication to program quality and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

November 19, 2021

AAA’s Creating Safe Spaces Guide and Lesson Plan ›

In partnership with AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah School Safety Patrol program, we’re proud to share teacher-led and student self-guided digital educational resources for Creating Safe Spaces – an interactive guide…

August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts,…

coach standing in front of children
coach standing in front of children

July 19, 2021

Warriors Community Foundation and Salesforce sponsor Playworks video ›

Playworks is delighted to share this video showcasing our continued partnership with the Warriors Community Foundation and Salesforce during the 2020-21 school year! We are grateful for our highlighted partners,…

March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue.…

December 15, 2020

Top 6 Games to Play Virtually ›

Many educators have risen to the challenge of transitioning their lessons to accommodate virtual education, and Playworks has been helping educators ensure play remains in every child’s day, even online.…

October 6, 2020

Using Play to Foster Social Connections and Physical Activity ›

Play isn’t just fun and games – it’s a vital aspect of our health and well-being. When we play, we engage our bodies, minds, and senses, creating opportunities for increased…

September 3, 2020

How Equity, Trauma, and Play Intersect ›

The play opportunity gap Play is critical for healthy child development as it is a safe way for kids to experiment and practice building relationships and cooperating with others. And…

August 14, 2020

Playful Ways to Build Relationships in 2020 ›

Rapport building is always key to a successful, engaging school year. When kids feel safe, empowered, and cared for, they are more likely to attend school, lean into their education,…

July 17, 2020

Prioritize a trauma-sensitive approach for the 2020-21 school year ›

Playworks believes in a trauma-sensitive approach Educators should focus on providing a trauma-sensitive approach to the reopening of school. Students are all having different experiences right now. For some students,…

July 16, 2020

Safe Return to Play & Recess Guidelines ›

Playworks is helping schools continue to reimagine recess. For the past 24 years, Playworks has partnered with elementary schools to help kids stay active and build valuable social-emotional skills through…

July 8, 2020

Play at Home: Go for a Walk Games ›

Explore your neighborhood in a new way. Summer trips may be closer to home this year, or might just include a lot of exploring your neighborhood. Simply taking a walk…

June 19, 2020

Celebrating Our Supporters ›

Thanks to these corporate partners and supporters for being champions in helping Playworks through the challenges we have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. With their help, we have been working…

June 9, 2020

Play At Home: Week of June 15, 2020 ›

Social-Emotional Skill of the Week: Decision Making & Problem Solving Responsible Decision Making is the ability to make good decisions. Resources for the Week of June 15, 2020 Game of…

May 27, 2020

Play At Home: Week of June 1, 2020 ›

Social-Emotional Skill of the Week: Social Awareness & Perspective Taking Perspective-taking is the ability to see a situation from the viewpoint of another person–understanding their feelings, intentions, thoughts, or view…

May 20, 2020

Play At Home: Week of May 25, 2020 ›

Social-Emotional Skill of the Week: Social Awareness Social awareness is the ability to empathize with and understand the perspective of someone else, even though their background and culture might be…

May 18, 2020

Play At Home: Week of June 8, 2020 ›

Social-Emotional Skill of the Week: Relationship Skills & Building Relationships Relationship skills involve the ability to create and keep healthy relationships. Resources for the Week of June 8, 2020 Game…

Kids playing outdoors
Kids playing outdoors

May 15, 2020

How schools can approach recess in the 2020 school year ›

How can principals incorporate COVID-19 lessons into recess next school year? 1. Teach games that allow for physical distance. Educators can/should intentionally plan recesses that enable kids to play while…

May 13, 2020

Play At Home: Week of May 18, 2020 ›

Social-Emotional Skill of the Week: Self-Regulation Self-regulation is the ability to successfully manage our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Resources for the Week of May 18, 2020 Game of the Day…

May 8, 2020

Play At Home: Week of May 11, 2020 ›

Schools are closed. Sports are canceled. Recess is still on schedule. Playworks knows that children need physical activity and social-emotional support now more than ever in order to successfully navigate…

May 8, 2020

Work Play Balance powered by Playworks ›

Find your Work Play Balance. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of children and adults alike. Playworks is continuing to share the power of play by launching Play at…

April 27, 2020

Giving Tuesday Now: Double the Impact of Your Donation ›

Help us be there for kids like Anita. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every kid, educator, and school in our community. While we are all hoping to reshape a new…

April 15, 2020

Keep Play Going ›

Thanks to our incredible group of champions and supporters, Playworks has impacted the lives of millions of children. Like many other nonprofits in our community, we are adjusting to the…

March 24, 2020

#PlayAtHome with Playworks ›

Playworks wants to help make sure kids still get to play every day. School closures are significantly changing day-to-day life for kids across the country and the world. Families are…

March 16, 2020

Helping Our Communities ›

Like you, we are very concerned as the spreading coronavirus impacts so many people, communities, and organizations across the country. Our priority is to take actions for everyone’s safety. We…

December 5, 2019

Playworks named in Top 10 Volunteer Opportunities in Oakland in 2019 ›

Playworks has been featured as one of Great Nonprofits 10 Top Volunteer Opportunities in Oakland in 2019. Thanks to our fans for your support! The list was compiled based on…

December 4, 2019

Oregon State University Study Finds High-Quality Recess Positively Impacts Student Behaviors ›

A recent study by the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Services found that high-quality recess contributes to the executive function, emotional self-control, resilience, and positive classroom…

November 7, 2019

Give Kids the Childhood They Deserve ›

When kids feel included and supported at recess, they’re more likely to thrive in school and in life. Everyone deserves a chance to become the best possible version of themselves.…

November 6, 2019

Playworks Named 2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2019 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a…

November 1, 2019

Playworks Recruits Playful Professionals with LinkedIn For Nonprofits ›

At Playworks, we seek out energetic, creative people who ensure every kid has the chance to play every day. Our core values of inclusion, respect, healthy community, and healthy play…

Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school
Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school

September 23, 2019

It’s Recess Checkup Week ›

It can be hard to understand the impact that your play space has on your school’s culture and your students’ experience, and while there are a lot of solutions worth…

September 17, 2019

Playworks Coach Program named in DOJ ‘Promising Program’ ›

Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reviewed evidence of the Playworks Coach program and found that the program met the criteria for a Promising Program intended to improve school attendance. …

July 8, 2019

Community Connection at Grown N’ Play ›

Playworks for everyone! On June 27, Playworks Northern California and RealTime Oakland came together for a second evening of fun—Grown N’ Play 2, back by popular demand! Grown N’ Play…

July 3, 2019

Animated Short Shares the Power of Play ›

Playworks Northern California and BRIDGEGOOD come together to create an animated short highlighting the power of play! The video brings to life a story from the field of a student…

July 1, 2019

Corporate Kickball in San Francisco ›

On a beautiful, sunny afternoon, representatives from local companies came together for a San Francisco kickball tournament with a cause. Playworks annual Corporate Kickball Tournament in the city took place…

July 1, 2019

South Bay Kickball Tournament ›

Representatives from local companies gathered for a kickball tournament with a cause. Playworks annual Corporate Kickball Tournament in Silicon Valley took place on June 7 at Twin Creeks. Corporate Kickball…

May 28, 2019

Time to Play Rugby! ›

In partnership with Play Rugby USA, Playworks Northern California hosted a flurry of Rugby Jamborees throughout the Bay Area in the last month! For many kids, this was their first…

May 17, 2019

Bay Area Community Gets in the Game! ›

On May 9, The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco was full of playful laughs, heartfelt stories, and generous supporters of the play movement. Playworks 11th annual Get in the Game…

May 16, 2019

Playworks Northern California Staff Retreat ›

Over 90 Playworks Northern California staff members from Silicon Valley, the East Bay, and San Francisco gathered at Kennedy Park in Union City on May 3 for our Annual Staff…

April 15, 2019

From Bland to BAM! Community Beautification ›

On April 6, 2019, in East Palo Alto, Ca, Playworks Silicon Valley and The Primary School community worked together to enhance the school’s playground in order to create a more…

April 3, 2019

Grown N’ Play for Oakland Community ›

On March 21 at Neyborly – Jack London, Playworks East Bay and RealTime Oakland teamed up for a first-time community event! Grown N’ Play was an evening of recess-inspired games…

March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth…

March 19, 2019

Playworks Students Get Fit While Celebrating Generation Thrive ›

Playworks students from San Lorenzo’s Bay Elementary and San Francisco’s Lakeshore Elementary traveled to the Rakuten Performance Center on March 11 for a special Get Fit program. This program, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and…

March 15, 2019

Showing our Appreciation for AmeriCorps Members! ›

March 10–16 marked AmeriCorps Appreciation Week! AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs of which members commit their time to address critical community needs. We have 25 AmeriCorps members…

February 20, 2019

Summer Corporate Kickball Tournaments ›

Playworks San Francisco and Playworks Silicon Valley are hosting their annual Corporate Kickball Tournaments this June! Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Northern California that…

January 30, 2019

What’s Your Playsolution? ›

The Playworks San Francisco Advisory Board organized an amazing networking event on January 23. Hosted at Salesforce, Playsolution 2019 was an evening to bring young professionals together, raise awareness about…

January 25, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Throughout the Bay Area ›

On July 21, Playworks Northern California made it a day ON, not a day OFF. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday a national day of…

January 2, 2019

Playworks Named 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2018 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a…

December 19, 2018

Foundation Support Thanks to Community Call for Action ›

Playworks East Bay has received a grant from Chamberlin Family Foundation through the Foundation’s first ever community nominated grantmaking process. The Chamberlin Family Foundation focuses its grantmaking in public schools,…

December 12, 2018

NBA Champions Celebrate Playworks ›

Through the #Hoops4Kids program, the Golden State Warriors donate $500 per made 3-point shot during the regular season to local organizations that work to improve opportunities and outcomes for kids.…

December 4, 2018

Junior Coaches at Salesforce! ›

On November 14, 2018 at Salesforce West in San Francisco, we hosted a brand new learning experience for professionals and elementary school students alike. We brought together Playworks Junior Coaches,…

October 25, 2018

Empowering Bay Area Girls and Relationships that Matter ›

On October 6 students from West Contra Costa and Oakland School Districts came together to practice basketball fundamentals at the Playworks East Bay Girls Basketball Jamboree. Stations focused on developing…

October 18, 2018

Playworks Brings Families Together ›

On October 6, 2018, Playworks Northern California hosted our First Family Fun Run for Recess. The event was led by our Silicon Valley team and fostered families coming together in play…

June 6, 2018

2018 Get in the Game Gala a Success ›

Thank You! A big thanks to everyone who came out to play with us at our 10th Annual Playworks Get in the Game Gala. It was a wonderful evening thanks to…

May 31, 2018

Thank you to our Recess Rockstar, Francisco Sanchez ›

Kids gravitate towards Francisco, the at-risk supervisor, at Theuerkauf Elementary in Mountain View, California. In addition to being a source of extra support for many students at the school, Francisco…

March 14, 2018

AmeriCorps Week Appreciations from Playworks East Bay ›

Meet our AmeriCorps coaches. They do amazing things every day! Susie Bowman Susie is a true Playworks rockstar. Susie came in as a mid-year hire and you would think she…

March 9, 2018

Shaun Livingston and Ruthie Bolton Host Get Fit Friday ›

Shaun Livingston and Ruthie Bolton Host A Fantastic Get Fit Friday During the month of March, Kaiser Permanente and Playworks were excited to see Shaun Livingston, shooting guard for the…

March 5, 2018

AmeriCorps Appreciation Week: Coach Michael ›

This week, we are celebrating our amazing AmeriCorps members during AmeriCorps Appreciation Week. All of our AmeriCorps members are getting things done on playgrounds across the Bay Area and they…

February 15, 2018

Rachel Wyley Presented with State Farm Good Neighbor Award ›

On Tuesday, February 6, Playworks East Bay Executive Director Rachel Wyley was presented with the State Farm Good Neighbor Award on the court floor with the Warriors! The State Farm Good…

January 22, 2018

Steph Curry Surprises Playworks Students at Get Fit Event ›

Emeryville, CA—January 22, 2018—Golden State Warriors MVP Steph Curry surprised Anna Yates Elementary students on the playground for a Get Fit event today. Get Fit is a collaborative initiative with…

December 8, 2017

Introducing Warriors GetFit Fridays! ›

This year, Playworks, The Golden State Warriors, and Kaiser Permanente have a Bay Area-wide partnership to promote fitness and healthy eating. In order to make getting fit a lifelong habit, we…

October 18, 2017

10 Year Anniversary of Get Fit hosted by JaVale McGee ›

In order to mark the 10-year anniversary milestone of the Get Fit initiative, Kaiser Permanente, Playworks, and the Warriors enlisted the help of Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee. During…

October 16, 2017

Play 60 at Laurel Elementary with the Oakland Raiders and Playworks ›

Laurel Elementary Receives a Visit from the Oakland Raiders and Playworks for a Play 60 Event Dodgeball and flag football were both part of the festivities that took place during…

August 30, 2017

Story from the Playground: Coach Michael ›

Playworks Junior Coaches help our coaches facilitate recess, but more importantly, they learn how to lead, resolve conflicts, problem solve, and model positive behavior. Playworks Junior Coach Leadership Program gives students…

August 30, 2017

Story from the Playground: Coach Blake ›

Playworks Junior Coaches help our coaches facilitate recess, but more importantly, they learn how to lead, resolve conflicts, problem solve, and model positive behavior. Playworks Junior Coach Leadership Program gives students…

August 30, 2017

Story from the Playground: Coach Ryan ›

Playworks has the power to bring out the best in every kid! Playworks coaches work hard to establish positive school environments and positively impact students' development through fun, safe play. The…

May 22, 2017

Virgin Sport Partners with Playworks ›

  On May 18, 2017, Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Sport CEO Mary Wittenberg announced the launch of Virgin Sport's US operations. Playworks joined the celebration as Virgin Sport's local Give Back partner. During the…

May 16, 2017

Get in the Game Gala 2017 ›

Playworks honored AmeriCorps at its Get in the Game benefit on May 12, 2017 in San Francisco. The event was hosted by Oakland Raiders Cornerback T.J. Carrie, who volunteers with Playworks…

March 3, 2017

Warriors’ Hoop4Kids and Playworks ›

Playworks is proud to work alongside the Golden State Warriors to ensure kids experience safe and healthy play every day. Through their initiative Hoops4Kids, Warriors achievements on the court benefit…

March 1, 2017

AmeriCorps Appreciation Week 2017 ›

The East Bay office staff want to show their love for the AmeriCorps members who show up every day to make play possible on East Bay playgrounds. Here in the…

February 23, 2017

Celebrating AmeriCorps Coach Chris Porter ›

This week we are celebrating our amazing AmeriCorps members during AmeriCorps Appreciation Week! All of our AmeriCorps members are getting things done on playgrounds across the Bay Area and they…

February 23, 2017

Celebrating AmeriCorps Member Coach Joe ›

This week, we are celebrating our amazing AmeriCorps members during AmeriCorps Appreciation Week! All of our AmeriCorps members are getting things done on playgrounds across the Bay Area and they…

November 28, 2016

TJ Carrie and Playworks creates “Recess Hero” Playbook for Parker Elementary ›

Oakland Raiders cornerback TJ Carrie launched his charitable foundation with students on the playground of Parker Elementary in Oakland on November 28, 2016, partnering with Playworks and the Silicon Valley Community…

November 8, 2016

Warriors James Michael McAdoo Joins the Get Fit Movement ›

Golden State Warriors forward James Michael McAdoo joined our Playworks partner Lake Elementary and 425 students through an instructional and interactive clinic focusing on activities around physical fitness, healthy living,…

October 18, 2016

Warriors’ Open Practice Unites Bay Area Community ›

Last Wednesday, two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry accepted the Free Throw Percentage Champion Award from Playworks Junior Coach Kevin Escobar, a student at Highland Elementary in Richmond, CA. Playworks had the opportunity…

September 20, 2016

Raiders Participate in Playworks Recess ›

The Raiders participate in recess activities led by Playworks Coaches through out the school year. The Raiders have been giving back to our community and have been spreading safe and…

June 23, 2016

New Balance SparkStart Fitness Challenge ›

Playworks has teamed up with New Balance to offer the SparkStart Fitness Challenge across the nation. Students at Cesar Chavez participated in fitness challenges twice a week over the course…

May 17, 2016

Get in the Game 2016 ›

Get in the Game 2016 in San Francisco a Rousing Success The San Francisco Metreon’s City View was rocking on the evening of May 13 as Playworks’ eighth annual Get in…

April 13, 2016

Warriors Hoops For Kids Program to Donate $530,000 for Underserved Youth in the Bay Area ›

The Warriors Community Foundation, in partnership with the Koret Foundation, Taube Family Foundation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, continued the Hoops for Kids program this season, a program through which the…

January 26, 2016

Stephen Curry joins Kaiser Permanente and Playworks at Manzanita Community School ›

As part of NBA FIT Live Healthy Week, the Golden State Warriors, Kaiser Permanente, and Playworks held a Get Fit Time Out at Manzanita Community School in Oakland for 240…

November 9, 2015

Kindergarten Kickball ›

I have a Junior Coach who loves kickball. Absolutely adores it. He spends every recess—twice a day—fielding, kicking, and running the bases. If Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hours theory is true,…

September 24, 2015

Playworks Gets Fit with the Golden State Warriors in Oakland ›

On September 23, the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, Kaiser Permanente and learning and physical-health nonprofit Playworks visited Oakland’s Lincoln Elementary School for a Get Fit Time-Out to stress…

August 17, 2015

Pasta Pomodoro Community Fundraising Program ›

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July 21, 2015

Welcome to Our New Program Manager David Sanchez ›

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…

March 6, 2015

Celebrating AmeriCorps Coach Kim ›

  This week at Playworks, we're celebrating AmeriCorps Week by appreciating our amazing AmeriCorps coaches. Here's a story showcasing one of our first-year AmeriCorps coaches, Coach Kim. Coach Kim is an…

March 3, 2015

Jonathan Gets in the Game ›

Jonathan, a quiet and shy 4th grader, never played at recess. Through the gentle persistance of Coach Lisa, Jonathan eventually broke out of his shell and now plays four-square everyday!

January 30, 2015

Journal of School Health Confirms the Postive Impact of Playworks ›

This study found that Playworks led to a fundamental positive shift in school climate in the short time frame of one school year. The study also noted that a positive school…

December 17, 2014

Why We Play ›

Playworks is the leading nonprofit leveraging the power of play to support and improve children's physical and emotional health. Focusing on recess, Playworks programs provide an opportunity for every student…

October 30, 2014

Playworks Northern California Wins $100,000 Prize ›

  Playworks Northern California was named a winner of an online grant competition hosted by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers. The Building Vibrant Communities: Activating Empathy to…

October 2, 2014

Touchdowns for Kids and the 49ers Foundation are Now Supporting Playworks! ›

49ers fans, cheer extra loud this season! Every time the Niners score a touchdown, field goal, or record an interception or sack this season a donation will be made to…

June 10, 2014

Olympic Gold-Medal Swimmer Missy Franklin Wows Playworks Kids at Bay Area School ›

More than 150 students at Bayview Elementary School  in San Pablo had the time of their lives on Tuesday, June 4th, as four-time Olympic gold-medal swimmer Missy Franklin paid a…

February 7, 2014

AmeriCorps Coach of the Month Jennifer Holmes-Ledet ›

Playworks Northern California would like to honor Jennifer Holmes-Ledet of Fairmount Elementary for her outstanding service this month! She truly has embraced the AmeriCorps culture through her commitment to service in…

October 11, 2013

Junior Coach of the Month – Eliana ›

Eliana was one of our strongest Junior Coaches from her first week on the playground. She immediately stood out to me as the first girl Junior Coach to ask to…

April 23, 2013

Run for Recess 2013 Race Results ›

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR'S WINNERS: 1st Place Male: Kevin Yackle 2nd Place Male: Ivan Liben 1st Place Female: Elise Kelly2nd Place Female: Katie Suits  1st Place Girl: Vanessa Miller1st Place Boy: Ben Morgan (View photo gallery on…

April 23, 2013

Playworks’ 10th Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Come celebrate ten years of kickball fun! Join us Friday, June 7 from 11:30am-5:00pm at the Beach Chalet Soccer Fields in Golden Gate Park for a day filled with fun,…

March 26, 2013

2013 Playworks 5K4Play ›

Celebrate the importance of fitness and the value of play! Sunday, May 5, 20138:00 amPortola Valley Playworks games for kids during the race! 

March 26, 2013

Playworks Silicon Valley Corporate Kickball Tournament 2013 ›

What do over 13,000 kids at 25 low-income schools in Silicon Valley have in common? They all receive safe, meaningful and inclusive play and physical activity everyday through Playworks! We…

March 19, 2013

Boys Basketball League ›

Slicon Valley boys finally got their chance on the court when the Playworks boys' basketball leagues tipped off. The boys learn some new skills and develop their existing ones with…

February 15, 2013

From the Sidelines to the Playground ›

There is a first grader named Nelson at my school who rarely participated in games during recess. Even during Class Game Time, he would always try to blend in with…

February 14, 2013

Leadership and Sports Inspire Couple to Partner with Playworks ›

Dick and Lisa Cashin have a long history of investing in sports, kids and hard hit urban communities.  And now they’ve carried that over to the East Bay as Honorary…

January 15, 2013

San Francisco Run for Recess – April 21, 2013 ›

WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 2013  WHERE: Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA Registration/Check in—  Pioneer Log Cabin Picnic Area (Stow Lake Drive, Golden Gate Park) Playworks San Francisco is working with SFPD and…

December 11, 2012

Girls Basketball Scores Big ›

This year the Peninsula League hosted teams from nine schools from Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountatin View and Redwood City, equalling about 125 girls, every Tuesday in November and December.  The…

December 10, 2012

Play Works ›

Playworks is bringing the positive benefits of play to hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren around the country. Through positive play and physical activity, we’re reducing bullying, decreasing transition time from…

December 5, 2012

Alum Rock Girls Basketball 2012 ›

Welcome to Alum Rock Girls’ Basketball!  This developmental league is geared toward fostering a basic understanding for the sport of basketball and building valuable skills such as teamwork and communication.…

November 16, 2012

Liege Makes a Difference Night ›

Playworks East Bay invites you to join us for 'Liege Makes a Difference Night', a happy hour fundraiser supporting Playworks East Bay. Come thirsty and bring your friends, family, and colleagues.…

November 2, 2012

Revolution Through 4-Square ›

When I began at Carver Elementary there was a lot of chaos on the playground. This chaos ostracized many kids from playing games. It seemed as though the students did…

September 25, 2012

Thousands Stand in Solidarity Against Bullying ›

Each year, San Francisco’s bustling South of Market (SOMA) district comes alive with thousands of individuals from the cloud computing industry.  The streets are closed and traffic redirected as hordes…

September 21, 2012

Remembrance Day Service Project for 9/11 ›

Playworks Silicon Valley's 15 AmeriCorps members joined forces with HandsOn Bay Area and other volunteers to help spruce up a veteran's home in honor of 9/11. They painted, gardened, and…

September 21, 2012

Join us at the Playworks Community Health Fair ›

Please come join us for our first ever community Health Fair! If you’re interested in hosting a booth, volunteering or donating goods, please contact Jessica Williams.

September 4, 2012

Playworks East Bay Coaches Highlighted on CBS Morning News ›

CBS Bay Area News anchor Frank Mallicoat dropped by a Playworks Coach training to witness the making of the magic we call Playworks! Playworks  East Bay puts full-time, fully trained…

September 4, 2012

Junior Coach Program at Lincoln Elementary in Richmond, CA ›

Check out this great video of Playworks at Lincoln Elementary in Richmond! A big thanks to the outstanding principal, Mimi Melodia, our amazing coach, Evelia Rameriz-Guerra all of the incredible…

August 31, 2012

Granting Dreams by Gifting Bikes ›

Thanks to a joint project between Silicon Valley Bank and Playworks, 60 students from across the South Bay were able to receive brand spankin’ new bikes. The shiny bikes were…

August 20, 2012

PG&E Playground Paint at Shore Acres Elementary ›

Saying goodbye to the summer can be hard to do. To ease the transition – Playworks teamed up with PG&E, Shore Acres Elementary and Bay Point. With Utilizing dozens of…

August 13, 2012

Come out and kick it for kids! ›

In partnership with WAKA and San Francisco Recreation and Park, Playworks is hosting Kick it for Kids, a community kickball tournament on Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 12-5pm at Balboa…

July 27, 2012

Sip, Stomp, and Play 2012 [UPDATE] ›

We regret to inform you that the 3rd Annual Sip, Stomp, and Play Harvest Festival scheduled for Saturday, September 29 has been cancelled. Unfortunately, an unusually lean yield of grapes has forced…

June 13, 2012

Corporate Kickball Raises Thousands for San Francisco Schools ›

San Francisco’s annual Corporate Kickball tournament was a smash hit this year, bringing together 11 local companies from across the Bay Area for a fun day filled with friendly competition,…

May 23, 2012

Junior Coach Appreciation Day Honors Tomorrow’s Leaders ›

After a successful year of leadership training, Playworks’ junior coaches were honored and celebrated in a day-long event filled with food, fun and games at Longfellow Elementary School. Longfellow’s playground…

May 8, 2012

AmeriCorps members spruce up Evergreen Acres Farm ›

AmeriCorps members from Playworks Silicon Valley recently participated in a day of service. The group spent the day sprucing up the new site for the petting zoo and farm, clearing…

May 8, 2012

Playworks’ Second Annual Run for Recess Was a Stunning Success! ›

Due to the support and participation of the entire San Francisco Playworks community, our Second Annual Run for Recess 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run was a fantastic success! We…

May 8, 2012

East Bay Junior Coach Leadership Conference Brings Out the Best ›

Playworks East Bay celebrated and acknowledged our junior coaches at the 2nd Annual Junior Coach Leadership Conference (JCLC). Nearly 200 junior coaches and Playworks staff spent a fun filled and…

May 4, 2012

Playworks Playground Paint ›

Clean, safe playgrounds are vital for fun and inclusive play! Partnering with Harvard Alumni Association as part of their Global Month of Service, Playworks has organized a fun and important…

April 16, 2012

Meet Jonathan: An Outstanding Junior Coach ›

Jonathan Avila is a fifth grade student at World and Achieve Academy in Oakland, where he’s been a Junior Coach since the beginning of the school year. On a recent…

April 16, 2012

The Second Annual Junior Coach Youth Leadership Conference ›

To improve school climate and alleviate playground chaos, Playworks provides each of our partner schools with a youth leadership training program. These youth leaders, or Junior Coaches, are students who…

March 30, 2012

Junior Coaches Hone Their Leadership Skills ›

In partnership with Academy of Art University (AAU), youth leaders from across the Bay Area gathered at The Cannery to celebrate their leadership roles. The Cannery was teeming with inspiration…

March 29, 2012

Boys Basketball Extravaganza ›

It’s a warm Saturday. There are no classes today, but the atmosphere around the playground at Buena Vista / Horace Mann School is electric – a cacophony of bouncing basketballs,…

March 8, 2012

AmeriCorps members have fun volunteering! ›

We had joy, we had fun playing in the sun. It was a great time for everyone. Silicon Valley's  first AmeriCorps driven service project for the month of March kicked…

March 8, 2012

AmeriCorps and Our City Forest join to plant trees ›

Some of Playworks' Silicon Valley AmeriCorps members teamed up with Our City Forest to plant some trees in the Silver Creek neighborhood of San Jose. Bringing their green thumbs and…

March 5, 2012

Join us at the Pacific Therx 5k4Play run ›

JOIN US at the Pacific THERx 5K4Play, benefitting Playworks Silicon Valley Celebrate the importance of physical fitness and value of play by running or walking the Pacific THERx 5K4Play on…

January 31, 2012

Girls Basketball Extravaganza (Sherman Oaks) ›

Participants in our Girls Basketball league spent an afternoon learning and practicing basketball skills. A group of about 70 girls came to Sherman Oaks Elementary where 12 of our AmeriCorps…

January 31, 2012

Girls Flag Football ›

Held at Shirakawa Elementary in San Jose, 18 teams of approximately 8-10 girls each, came together for a day of flag football! Our AmeriCorps members did a great job both…

January 31, 2012

Co-Ed Soccer Jamboree ›

Teams from 14 different schools came together at Hughes Elementary in Santa Clara to enjoy a lovely day of soccer games! Girls and boys from across Silicon Valley enjoyed lots…

January 11, 2012

AmeriCorps Service Day – San Jose Heritage Rose Garden ›

For our first AmeriCorps driven service project, the team spent a gorgeous morning learning all about one of the best kept secrets in Silicon Valley, the San Jose Heritage Rose…

December 16, 2011

Corporate engagement, team building and volunteer opportunities ›

Corporate Recess is a fun and active teambuilding that takes your employees from the office to the playground. Developed by Playworks, the national leader in play, Corporate Recess is customized for…

December 9, 2011

Helping San Francisco, One Toy at a Time ›

Many think fondly of the holiday season, looking back to happy childhood memories of family, good food, and new toys. However, for many underprivileged children in San Francisco, this is…

December 9, 2011

Playworks Celebrates at the Barrel House ›

Playworks San Francisco still knows how to throw the best party to herald the oncoming holiday season. On December 2nd, a former speakeasy known as The Barrel House donated its…

December 9, 2011

A Great Daniel Webster Story ›

Rio did not know any English when he started attending second grade at Daniel Webster. Since no one else at the school spoke Japanese, he didn’t say much. During his…

December 9, 2011

Playworks Girls’ Basketball Builds Skills and Community ›

When I arrived at Buena Vista-Horace Mann Community School, I immediately found Ateneza, a student of Dr. Charles Drew Alternative School, enthusiastically playing a game of one on one with…

November 23, 2011

PG&E recharges local playgrounds ›

Hundreds of hours of sweat, laughter and dedication produced two completely transformed playgrounds for 3 local schools, as Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) teamed up with our staff and other…

November 23, 2011

Giving Thanks for the Playground ›

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. -Plato Here are of our favorite some stories from the playground this…

November 7, 2011

SF Corporate Kickball Tournament 2012 ›

Save the date!June 8, 2012Beach Chalet Fields, Golden Gate Park Proceeds support children by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity to Bay Area schools. Fore more information,…

November 7, 2011

Run for Recess 2012 ›

Thank you for your interest in Playworks San Francisco Run for Recess.  Online registration is now closed. To register for our 5k Run or 1 mile Fun Run please come…

November 1, 2011

School Bus to Sonoma ›

Limousine Winebus Tasting and Fundraiser   Date: Saturday, November 19, 2011   Place: Sonoma, CA   Cost: $125 per person,   Schedule: 08:15 – 09:00 Departing @ 9am from SF…

October 26, 2011

Make a Difference Day Service Project ›

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…

October 26, 2011

Bringing Playworks to the Streets ›

It is often said that a Playworks Coach's real office is the playground. On Sunday, September 11th, twelve coaches created a new, temporary office right in the middle of Western…

October 26, 2011

Rock Band for Charity ›

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.…

October 26, 2011

Oracle Open World Conference ›

In our modern, tech-saturated lives, many old-fashioned pleasures get overlooked. One is the simple pleasure of receiving a hand-written letter with your name on it. Another is the feeling of…

October 12, 2011

Local business women team with Playworks ›

Heidi Marchesotti, Highland Partners Real Estate and Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency are sponsoring a play ground clean-up and paint at Hillcrest school with the proceeds going to support Playworks coaches…

October 12, 2011

PG&E and Playworks Team up to Celebrate National Service Day ›

More than 80 PG&E employees and their families will roll-up their sleeves to clean-up and paint two East Bay elementary school Playgrounds on Saturday October 22 in honor of the…

October 10, 2011

Day of Service at Full Circle Farms ›

Our lovely AmeriCorps team spent a day out on the farm at Full Circle Farms, in Sunnyvale, CA. They put their backs into it and harvested (and sampled along the…

August 26, 2011

Rock Band for Charity ›

Playworks San Francisco Rock Band for Charity event will be held Thursday, October 6, 8:30 pm -12:30 am at Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco. Put on your dancing shoes…

August 22, 2011

Welcome to New Staff ›

John Quinn Program Manager John Quinn is the program manager for Playworks San Francisco and has been with the organization for six years. After graduating from UC Davis, John started…

August 22, 2011

Coaches Go Back to School ›

If you walked into a room full of adults playing games from their days on the playground, would it even occur to you that serious training was in progress? When…

August 22, 2011

Coaches Go Back to School ›

If you walked into a room full of adults playing games from their days on the playground, would it even occur to you that serious training was in progress? When…

August 19, 2011

Turning Parking Lots Into Playgrounds ›

Imagine a large gray parking lot covered in old, nearly faded white lines. The boring, monotonous landscape is not something we would want our children to consider their play area,…

August 10, 2011

Sip, Stomp & Play 2011 ›

Celebrate the harvest and do your part to protect opportunities for play and physical activity for East Bay students! Join us and Urban Legend Cellars for Sip, Stomp & Play…

August 8, 2011

Join a Fit Rave with Playworks! ›

For three Saturdays this fall Jack London Square will be transformed into the ultimate workout locale! The Bay Area’s finest instructors and trainers will lead a total-body workout in stations…

July 20, 2011

School Bus to Sonoma ›

"Two-thirds Baked"       Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011   Place: Sonoma, CA   Cost: $125 per person,       * Registration closed   Due to popular demand…

July 11, 2011

Playworks SF Promotes Play at Conference ›

Going to a business conference is a lot like being back in class – lectures, listening, note taking, and a lot of people you don't know. Four hours in, and…

July 11, 2011

Second Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

A hundred professional business people stepped outside of their respective offices, replaced their suits with shorts – in one case a hot dog costume – and joined the staff of…

July 11, 2011

Smiles, Teambuilding, and Shiny New Bikes ›

Do you remember your first bike? Remember the feeling? What if you could give that experience to a child who might never otherwise have that chance? What if you could…

May 3, 2011

Playworks Refreshed after Retreat in Marin Headlands ›

On Friday, March 25th, Playworks San Francisco took advantage of the SFUSD furlough day to invite all staff up to Marin County for the annual staff retreat.  It was a…

May 3, 2011

Peace Path Builds Friendships at Starr King Elementary ›

Recently at Starr King, we began placing a much higher emphasis on conflict resolution and anti-bullying.  Last week I had some pretty significant behavioral issues with two kindergartners, who I'll…

May 3, 2011

Salesforce Funds San Mateo Expansion ›

What began as a bike build for Jigsaw, a company recently required by Salesforce, turned into quite a treat for kids at Sunnybrae Elementary School in San Mateo, CA.  Jigsaw’s…

April 28, 2011

2011 Playworks Bay Area Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Its back! Our popular annual tournament celebrating a treasured playground game is back and better than ever. 24-Hour Fitness, Wells Fargo, the Oakland Fire Department and Microsoft are just some…

April 28, 2011

Promoting a Healthy Community: Oakland Playground Painting Service Project ›

Clean, safe playgrounds are vital for fun, inclusive play! Partnering with the Stanford University Alumni Association’s Beyond the Farm Service Day, Playworks Oakland/East Bay has organized a fun, and important…

March 8, 2011

Playworks’ Junior Coach Conference a Blast for Kids ›

Sherman Elementary was descended upon by 150 4th and 5th graders from 18 elementary schools across San Francisco and Marin County when Playworks took full advantage of the SFUSD furlough day…

March 8, 2011

USDA Leaders Join Students as they Celebrate Let’s Move! ›

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2011 – USDA Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Under Secretary Kevin Concannon today joined San Francisco Board of Education President Hydra Mendoza in a tour of…

March 8, 2011

Giants’ Success Inspires Coach Kim and Fairmount Elementary ›

For most kindergartners, recess is a new concept. On the first day of the school year, they often come out to the yard with wide, bright, and confused eyes. They…

March 1, 2011

Playworks Silicon Valley Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament 2011 ›

Support kids in Silicon Valley Build your team Compete for bragging rights Date: Friday, June 10, 2011Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.Location: Twin Creek Sports Complex,969 Carrien Drive,Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Proceeds support…

February 23, 2011

Playworks Silicon Valley League Updates ›

Co-ed Soccer Jamboree More than 12 dozen boys and girls from Playworks schools played in a round-robin tournament at Hughes Elementary school on a fall day in October. We had parents,…

February 1, 2011

Coach Matt Combats Four Square Fears ›

“There is a third-grader at my school that loves to play four square. In fact, she plays it almost every recess. This, however, was not always the case. You see,…

February 1, 2011

Meet Jerry Sherman: Playworks SF’s newest Board Member ›

“In 2004, my oldest son, Peter, was diagnosed with autism. Over the years, seeing Peter grow and attend school, my wife and I realized that many of Peter’s biggest challenges…

February 1, 2011

Urban School Students Ready to Play ›

Playworks has launched an exciting partnership with the service learning department of The Urban School of San Francisco.  Through classroom discussion, community projects, and self-reflection, Urban students become responsible, resourceful…

January 4, 2011

Basketball Extravagan-tastic! ›

More than 200 aspiring basketball stars joined Playworks for our 12th annual Girls Basketball Extravaganza. Kids participated in skill-building activities and games for the better part of two hours while supportive…

December 21, 2010

Dreamforce Making Holiday Dreams Come True ›

Sixty-five Playworks students from Starr King Elementary and Edison Charter Academy received brand new bikes during yet another successful Bike Build Event.  The build was part of a kick-off celebration…

December 21, 2010

Juntas, Juntas! Buena Vista Cheers up the Season ›

Juntas, meaning together in Spanish, is just a piece of a cheer I taught my girls’ basketball team yesterday afternoon at lunch recess.  With leagues coming up and hardly any…

December 21, 2010

Blogger Spotlight: Alex Brasfield on Play ›

I talk to a lot of parents. It is, I feel, a necessary aspect of my role as a Program Coordinator. Part of it has to do with the fact…

December 21, 2010

Recessitate makes a splash at Children’s Expo ›

Board member Ruth Beauchamp launched her company’s first product. recessitate, instant tools to refresh your class, this month at the National Association of Education of Young Children’s expo in Anaheim,…

December 21, 2010

Rain or Shine, Playworks Plays Ball ›

 There was much excitement leading up to the Girls Basketball Fiesta at Bahia Vista Elementary on Saturday, December 4th.  After all, it was the first Playworks event held in Marin…

December 21, 2010

Parent Coaches Transforming Recess ›

Over 25 Parent Coaches run games and help students at Sherman Elementary resolve conflicts every week.  With such success at Sherman, Playworks is launching Parent Coach programs in partnership with…

December 1, 2010

Playworks Partners with Raiders ›

In collaboration with the Oakland Raiders and the NFL’s Play 60 campaign, Playworks has been selected as a community partner in the fight against childhood obesity. Playworks bolstered Play 60’s…

October 29, 2010

Playworks Serves on National Day of Service! ›

Playworks served with Habitat For Humanity on the National Day of Service to help repaint houses and build a fence around an East Oakland low-income housing community. Check out some…

October 27, 2010

Cisco Playmakers Support Playworks 3-Fold! ›

Teaming up with Cisco, Playworks Silicon Valley hosted its 2nd Cisco Playmakers Day of Service. More than 30 volunteers came out to participate in this one-day event. The certified ‘Playmakers’ learned the…

October 7, 2010

San Francisco Board Members ›

After serving San Francisco schools for eight years, the SF office launches its first Board of Directors.  Meet our inaugural Board below: Ruth Beauchamp Ruth is a self proclaimed “evangelist…

October 6, 2010

Weekly Kickball for the Playful Soul ›

Wednesday night kickball with coworkers is the best way to conclude a day of play. Even after four recesses, three class game times, and a two-hour training at our 18…

October 6, 2010

Kids Get Their Kick on at Alice Chalmers Park ›

What a day for kickball! With sunny skies, temperatures reaching almost 80 degrees, a grassy field filled with Playworks coaches and students there were smiles all around. On a warm September Saturday, Playworks…

October 6, 2010

Recess Playground Makeovers, Playworks Style ›

In partnership with Advent Software, Coverity and Salesfore.com,  Playworks is painting the recess playground at all our partner schools this year.  Side by side with our corporate volunteers, we are changing the…

October 6, 2010

Playworks Coaches Rock Pre-Service Training ›

Similar to a kindergartener on the first day of school, Playworks new class of coaches walked into the first day of Playworks’ pre-srvice training with backpacks full, sharpened pencils, and high…

September 28, 2010

Playworks Teams up with San Jose Sharks ›

On Monday, September 20th, Playworks Silicon Valley teamed up with the Sharks Foundation, San Jose Shark's Joe Pavelsko, and the Good Tidings Foundation.  Special thanks to the Good Tidings Foundation…

September 24, 2010

First Annual Playworks Grape Stomp ›

Urban Legend Cellars Presents: 1st Annual Playworks Grape Stomp Saturday Oct 23rd 1- 6PM @ the winery Wine, Food (Paul's Paella, vegan and regular) , Music by DJ Garlynn &…

September 15, 2010

AmeriCorps 9/11 National Day of Service ›

On Saturday, September 11th, Playworks Silicon Valley paired up with InnVision Villa in downtown San Jose, for a National Day of Service. InnVision Villa is a transitional housing center for…

September 10, 2010

Cisco Play-makers make Recess a Success! ›

 On Friday, September 27th, Playworks Silicon Valley hosted their very first Corporate Volunteer Day. Fourteen employees from Cisco came out to volunteer their day to be our first official group…

July 28, 2010

Playworks Teams Up with 24 Hour Fitness for “Fit to Play Day”! ›

Playworks teamed up with 24 Hour Fitness on June 10, 2010, to participate in "Fit to Play Day." This day of service and training kicked-off with a two hour, fun…

July 12, 2010

Four Square with Football Giants ›

Buffalo Bills Running Back Marshawn Lynch and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Josh Johnson cherry bombed and roshamboed alongside Playworks staff at an appreciation reception Saturday, July 10th at the Vitamin…

July 12, 2010

Bottomless Margarita Fiesta at Chevy’s ›

On June 4th, the extended Playworks San Francisco community gathered at Chevy’s Mexican Restaurant on Van Ness to celebrate the end of the 2009-2010 school year. Over 200 people attended…

July 12, 2010

Google Revamps Recess at ER Taylor Elementary ›

30 Google employees and Playworks staff descended on the bleak and faded playground at ER Taylor Elementary Tuesday, June 8th.  We kicked off the day with some recess playground basics…

July 12, 2010

Corporate Team Building with a Kick ›

Fourteen teams of corporate employees escaped their cubicles and dusted off their cleats to participate in Playworks’ 6th Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament on June 18th.  Teams included 24 Hour Fitness,…

June 28, 2010

2010 Playworks Silicon Valley Kickball Tournament Huge Success ›

The Second Annual Playworks Corporate Kickball tournament was a big success!  We had some great corporate teams this year: Microsoft; Cisco; All Stars; Cupertino Electric; Trader Joes; El Camino Hospital; Squire, Sanders &…

May 14, 2010

First Annual Sourdough Cup Kicks off Playworks Staff Retreat ›

As the school year comes to a close, Playworks staff and Americorps members met at the Headlands Institute by Rodeo Beach Friday, April 23rd for our annual staff retreat. 2010…

May 14, 2010

Four Square and Fine Dining ›

Playworks' own Bill Vanark, Ellen Goodman, and Emma Rapp brought old school recess to San Francisco's culinary elite on April 29th.  At Share Our Strength's annual Taste of the Nation…

May 12, 2010

Playworks takes San Francisco for a Spin ›

Fifty-five Playworks students received brand new bikes at yet another successful Community Bike Build Event, organized in partnership with the Rotary Club of San Francisco. On one of the warmest…

May 12, 2010

Roof-top Recess Brings Light to SF Cubicles ›

Proving the point that you can play 4-square anywhere, the SF Team ran recess with 18 Salesforce employees on Tuesday, April 20th atop an office building high above downtown San…

March 8, 2010

Record turnout for Junior Coach Conferences! ›

Playworks Junior Coaches – those 4th and 5th grade students best known for wearing bright purple shirts on the playground – came out in full force for a pair of…

March 5, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service a Success! ›

Playworks partnered with Kaiser Permanente employees and community members to volunteer and help community organizations to restore the Gilroy Community Greenhouse located on the Gilroy High School Campus. Our efforts…

March 1, 2010

Playworks Builds Bikes ›

Thanks to a joint project with Old Navy, San Francisco Urban Riders, and Variety Children's Charity, 120 students from Playworks' Cleveland Elementary School now have shiny new bikes. The bikes…

February 9, 2010

Playworks’ Alumni of the Month ›

Playworks is proud to announce John Moore and the Alumni of the Month for March! John Moore was a site director at Horace Mann Elementary School in downtown San Jose…

October 9, 2009

Kickball Tourney Focuses on Fun, Teamwork ›

On a crisp, sunny October Saturday, Playworks San Francisco held its annual kickball jamboree at Paul Revere Preparatory Academy. Hosting teams from four different SFUSD elementary schools, more than 45 students…

June 12, 2009

2010 Silicon Valley Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Playworks Silicon Valley is proud to announce the annual 2010 Playworks Silicon Valley Corporate Kickball Tournament. Happening June 11, 2010 from 12 – 5pm at the Twin Creek Sports Complex,…

June 5, 2009

Bay Area Companies Help Playworks Kick off the Summer ›

Playworks Bay Area kicked off the summer on June 12th, when kickball teams representing eight companies from around the area gathered for the 7th Annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Tournament. Representatives…