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 students on January 26. To celebrate the students completing the Winter Get Fit Challenge, NBA MVP and All-Star guard Stephen Curry and Warriors Assistant Coach…

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, Julian should be a kickball master by the end of 5th grade. The only time he has not been able to play kickball has been,…

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 the importance of healthy eating and active living. Joining the three Oakland-based organizations was Warriors Guard Brandon Rush, who made a surprise visit with the…

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 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…

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 incredibly dedicated AmeriCorps member and has been instrumental in establishing a strong school partnership with her school. This accomplishment has everything to do with the…

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 climate has been linked to a host of favorable student outcomes, from attendance to achievement. In highlighting the crucial importance of a high-functioning recess, the…