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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January 2, 2019

Playworks Named 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2018 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support…

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December 21, 2018

AEG Community Foundation Awards Playworks an Additional $25,000 Grant ›

AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, today announced that Playworks, a national nonprofit that supports learning and physical health by providing safe and inclusive play to low-income students in urban schools, has been granted an additional $25,000 from the AEG Community Foundation as the winner of the #SpreadCheer Challenge.

November 5, 2018

Playworks Southern California’s VIP Appreciation Event ›

Thank you for attending Playworks Southern California’s VIP Appreciation Event at the Porsche Experience Center. Nearly 40 enthusiastic and active guests came to play and had fun riding on the Porsche demonstration lap and experienced the simulator lab. We hope you enjoyed getting in the game, networking and experiencing all that Porsche had to offer.…

November 2, 2018

Everyone Gets in the Game ›

Our Playworks AmeriCorps coaches are dedicated to bringing out the best in every kid at each of the schools we serve in Southern California. Coaches help build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of belonging and have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and into…

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Upcoming Events


March 23, 2019 @ 3:15 AM

2019 Playworks “Race for Recess!” LA Marathon & 5K Team ›

Conquer 26.2 miles, the Charity Challenge, or a family-friendly 5K. Transform 500,000 lives. Kids need to play, and we need your help. Join Team Playworks and run the 2019 Skechers…

May 09, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Get in the Game 2019 Southern California ›

Second Annual Get in the Game 2019 in Southern California Playworks will rock (paper and scissors) in Southern California on May 9, 2019 with our annual celebration featuring games, cocktails, a live auction, special…

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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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