Foundation Support Thanks to Community Call for Action

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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, teachers & leaders, and community advocacy to help every student in West Contra Costa have access to an excellent education.

For the first time, the Foundation decided to extend their grantmaking reach to include organizations nominated by community members. The West Contra Costa community helped identify high-impact organizations that aligned with the Foundation’s mission to support people and ideas that make a difference. Over 70 nomination submissions were received from people across West County with the Foundation choosing 28 organization to receive collectively over $150,000. We are truly honored to be one of those 28 organizations.

Playworks East Bay is active throughout West Contra Costa Unified School District, serving 32 schools and over 16,000 youth. We have been present in the community for over 15 years and are grateful for being recognized in this way. More than anything, we look forward to continuing our service in West Contra Costa.

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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…