About Playworks Southern California

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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Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Southern California in 2009. Playworks Southern California serves low-income schools through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Southern California through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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September 22, 2017

Michelle Serrano ›

Michelle has a background in psychology and ethnic studies and a passion for youth development and community service. It was the ability to serve her community and make a positive impact that initially drew her to Playworks. Through the partnership…

September 22, 2017

Luciano Mondolo ›

Luciano is in his sixth year with Playworks currently serving as the program director spearheading school partnerships and program quality in Southern California. He previously served as a Playworks program manager for three years dedicated to the development of many…

September 22, 2017

Ann Nguyen ›

Ann first joined the Playworks family in 2009 as Coach Ann, serving as a Playworks coach at Santee Elementary in East San Jose. She absolutely fell in love with the kids, the community she served, and the beauty of bringing…

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