About Playworks Northern California

All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Northern California in 2012. Playworks Northern California serves low-income schools across the San Francisco Bay Area through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Northern California through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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July 17, 2019

Robert Sindelar ›

Robert joined the Playworks team in 2013 as the Executive Director of the San Francisco office. Prior to becoming part of Playworks, he served as district vice president with the YMCA of San Francisco, where he worked for many years.…

September 22, 2017

Trell Sneed ›

Trell Sneed started as a Playworks coach at Bayview Elementary in Richmond in 2009. Trell has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley, where he was a four-year varsity letter winner on the CAL basketball team.…

June 3, 2019

Ben Neveras ›

Ben has worked in youth development and nonprofit leadership for over ten years. An alum of San Jose Unified Schools, Ben returned to the district in 2010 as a Playworks AmeriCorps member at Lowell Elementary. After two years serving the…

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