Updates

May 28, 2019

Time to Play Rugby! ›

In partnership with Play Rugby USA, Playworks Northern California hosted a flurry of Rugby Jamborees throughout the Bay Area in the last month! For many kids, this was their first time playing Rugby, and this experience provided an amazing community-building opportunity. Over 200 kids from throughout the Bay Area participated in these Playworks Jamborees. Our…

May 17, 2019

Bay Area Community Gets in the Game! ›

On May 9, The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco was full of playful laughs, heartfelt stories, and generous supporters of the play movement. Playworks 11th annual Get in the Game Gala brought together over 250 people from throughout the Bay Area to celebrate the importance of play for our community’s youth. Monique Coleman—an Emmy award…

May 16, 2019

Playworks Northern California Staff Retreat ›

Over 90 Playworks Northern California staff members from Silicon Valley, the East Bay, and San Francisco gathered at Kennedy Park in Union City on May 3 for our Annual Staff Retreat! Individuals facilitated small group discussions centered on professional development. Topics included: Setting the Tone for Your Day Implementing Systems for Success Best Practices for…

April 15, 2019

From Bland to BAM! Community Beautification ›

On April 6, 2019, in East Palo Alto, Ca, Playworks Silicon Valley and The Primary School community worked together to enhance the school’s playground in order to create a more safe, inclusive, and independent play space for their youngest students. The Primary School is serving students with a holistic approach starting at age three to…

April 3, 2019

Grown N’ Play for Oakland Community ›

On March 21 at Neyborly – Jack London, Playworks East Bay and RealTime Oakland teamed up for a first-time community event! Grown N’ Play was an evening of recess-inspired games and organic conversation that fostered authentic connection in the East Bay. RealTime Oakland is a collective of community collaborators who create social experiences that combine…

March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

March 19, 2019

Playworks Students Get Fit While Celebrating Generation Thrive ›

Playworks students from San Lorenzo’s Bay Elementary and San Francisco’s Lakeshore Elementary traveled to the Rakuten Performance Center on March 11 for a special Get Fit program. This program, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and the Golden State Warriors, educates Bay Area youth on the importance of healthy eating and active living. This one-of-a-kind program began with a panel consisting of…

March 15, 2019

Showing our Appreciation for AmeriCorps Members! ›

March 10–16 marked AmeriCorps Appreciation Week! AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs of which members commit their time to address critical community needs. We have 25 AmeriCorps members serving our school communities with Playworks Northern California. They are fundamental to our program, and we are grateful for their commitment to our mission. To…

February 20, 2019

Summer Corporate Kickball Tournaments ›

Playworks San Francisco and Playworks Silicon Valley are hosting their annual Corporate Kickball Tournaments this June! Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Northern California that gets your team out of the office and onto the kickball field for team building, networking, and fun. Participating businesses spend an exciting afternoon seeking…