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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Meet Playworks Northern California

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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August 31, 2021

Maria Bautista ›

Maria “Coach Mae” first came to Playworks as an AmeriCorp Member, bringing her passion for healthy, inclusive, and meaningful play to students across Los Angeles County. After her years of service, Maria has been dedicated to promote and model our…

May 8, 2018

Ashly Fagundes ›

Ashly joined Playworks in 2016 as a program coordinator shortly after graduating from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Health Science. Her dedication to youth development and the power of play stemmed from her time building healthy communities…

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September 22, 2017

Tim Seso-Hunter ›

A Bay Area native, Tim first came to Playworks in 2007 as a Coach bringing schools across San Jose, Santa Clara and East Palo Alto the most inclusive, fun, and exciting recess Playworks has to offer. After five years of…

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