Updates

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 Neighbor Award is given to outstanding individuals who go above and beyond for their communities. Wyley was joined by the Playworks East Bay team, who…

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 the Golden State Warriors, Playworks, and Kaiser Permanente to educate Bay Area youth on the importance of healthy eating and active living. During Get Fit…

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 have provided our partner schools an opportunity to advertise the benefits of getting fit and incentivize healthy behavior in a fun environment. Introducing . .…

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 a new sense of purpose and provides them with the resources to discover their best selves. Coach Michael explains how giving students more responsibility has allowed them to flourish…

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 a new sense of purpose and provides them with the resources to discover their best selves. Coach Blake explains how the Junior Coach Leadership Program improved one student's…

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 following story highlights Coach Ryan's most memorable and rewarding experience with Playworks.  Being a Playworks coach is one of the most fun and exciting jobs a person…

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 event, participants ran, pedaled, and stretched while discussing Virgin Sport's vision to get people moving. Playworks President Elizabeth Cushing took to the stage and announced Playworks'…

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 at Parker Elementary School in Oakland. “It's a distinct honor to recognize AmeriCorps by awarding the organization and its members for their tremendous service," says…

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 youth around the Bay Area. We are celebrating each Warriors 3-point basket this regular season. The more the Warriors score these 3-pointers, the more our…