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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three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…

March 30, 2022

Playworks Celebrates Women’s History Month ›

Playworks Southern California celebrates Women Leaders who have contributed to the Power of 25 years of Play. During this month, meet remarkable female leaders who strive to ensure that every student on the playground feels valued and heard. Throughout Southern California, these women have contributed to empowering students, especially young girls, to get in the…

Group of children
Group of children

January 18, 2022

Playworks Receives Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Grant ›

DAVE ROBERTS CONGRATULATES PLAYWORKS AS A FOURTH QUARTER DODGERS FOUNDATION GRANTEES  Playworks Southern California was among 11 Los Angeles nonprofit organizations that received a video message from Dave Roberts, Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager, congratulating them on receiving grant funds from the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF). Today 11 LA nonprofit organizations received this video…