Happy AmeriCorps Week

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We want to thank our AmeriCorps members and recognize their service and commitment to their communities. During this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, our AmeriCorps members partnered with Warren Lane Elementary School in Inglewood to engage in a day of play and beautification. Members repainted the playground which included two handball courts, a baseball diamond, five switch games and three basketball courts. In addition, AmeriCorps Members and volunteers assembled a quilt of painted squares to be hung on the playground as a mural. During the event, Junior Coaches lead games with all volunteers and even lead an impromptu dance party. We are so proud to have 17 dedicated members who are passionate about bringing the power of play to every kid and impacting our communities in Southern California!

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August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…

March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…