Playworks Southern California

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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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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Latest News

March 13, 2018

Max Gallo Runs for Play in the Los Angeles Marathon ›

As the 2018 “Run For Play!” LA Marathon rapidly approaches, we caught up with Playworks program manager and past marathon participant, Max Gallo. A member of the Playworks team since 2014, Max is eagerly preparing to embark on his second marathon. In preparation, one of his goals is to spread the word about his experience…

March 5, 2018

AmeriCorps Coach Inspires Youth Leaders ›

Our Playworks AmeriCorps coaches make a positive impact every day at each of the schools we serve in Southern California. Coaches transform schools, engage communities, and inspire youth leaders. During AmeriCorps Week we celebrate their commitment to service and getting things done on playgrounds all over Southern California. Here’s an inspiring story from AmeriCorps Coach…

February 15, 2018

LA Galaxy Giving with Playworks in Carson ›

The LA Galaxy and LA Galaxy Foundation visited the local Community Preparatory Academy in Carson for a Playworks Beautification Project on Wednesday, Feb. 7. As part of the event, LA Galaxy front office participated in a morning of community service at the local elementary school, improving Community Preparatory Academy’s school campus into a play space fit for…

January 4, 2018

Lakers Holiday Party for Kids 2017 ›

Watch a fun video of students throwing snowballs and playing with the Los Angeles Lakers and Laker Girls!

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Upcoming Events

June 21, 2018

Playworks SoCal 2018 Kickball Tournament at USC ›

SAVE THE DATE and lace up your kicks for the Seventh Annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Fundraiser on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser…

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A Better Recess

Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

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460 E. Carson Plaza Drive, Suite 106
Carson, CA 90746

t: 310.822.4148
f: 310.988.2540


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