Students at Northrup Elementary Reaping the Benefits of Playworks Program

  1. Updates

Playworks is helping students develop social, emotional, and physical skills to support academic focus and participation.

What looks like play is transforming Alhambra USD elementary school campuses. At Northrup, Playworks Coach Joy Lydia Gomez is on hand during the school day, especially during the lunch and recess block, to teach students to stay active, get involved, resolve conflicts, and become leaders.

Northrup is seeing benefits with the Playworks program, including:
• A decrease in bullying
• An improvement in overall school climate
• A reduction in disciplinary incidents
• More participation in academics
• An increase in students’ abilities to focus on class activities

“With Playworks you get to play fair and you tell the other person good job nice try!” – Anais, 3rd grade student 

Read the full story >

More Updates


November 28, 2022

Playworks Southern California Impact Report 2021-2022 ›

Playworks Southern California is pleased to present this impact report highlighting our programs and services during the 2021-22 school year! We are excited to share with you a look back at our accomplishments during the 2021-2022 school year. During the year, we focused on rebuilding after the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic during two school…

November 4, 2022

Playworks Southern California Completes Park on the Move Program Partnership Year #1 ›

As our communities emerge from a year of isolation, Park on the Move supports kids re-engaging through sport and play. Playworks celebrates year one of three in partnering with Park on the Move, a mobile program to bring a unique play experience to youth in neighborhoods who have limited access to park and recreation space.…

photos from Dodgers school visit
photos from Dodgers school visit

October 7, 2022

Los Angeles Dodgers visit Playworks Southern California Partner School ›

It’s not every day a Playworks school receives a visit, let alone a play day with not only one, but three Major League Baseball players and National League West champions.  On Friday, September 30, 2022, students from Northrup Elementary School in Alhambra, CA were ear to ear in smiles as they experienced such an unforgettable…