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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Meet Playworks Southern California


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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Meet Our People


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Landon headshot

August 2, 2022

Landon Kirksey ›

Landon joins the Playworks team as a Pro Trainer and brings his experience traveling the country as a corporate facilitator, teaching executives how to harness play within their work. As a Pro Trainer, he’s excited to now bring that same…

Jon Williams
Jon Williams

January 17, 2023

Jonathan Williams ›

Jonathan joins Playworks bringing his volunteer experience with his local Boys and Girls Club. He also previously supported and guided foster youth college students with resources for health, academics, and finance. Jonathan is excited to support the Playworks mission and…

Evelyn R
Evelyn R

September 22, 2022

Evelyn Rodriguez ›

Evelyn joins Playworks as a Site Specialist, bringing her experience working with children for over five years and her passion for impacting local communities. She is currently a student at Cal State Los Angeles majoring in Child Development, and minoring…

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