November 30, 2018

PlayShop Shows How to Create a Safe and Healthy Recess ›

There’s nothing like seeing a great recess in action! And that’s just what happened as part of Playworks’ PlayShop at Eastman Avenue Elementary School on October 23. Sponsored by the USC Good Neighbors Grant, the PlayShop allowed principals and others from neighboring schools to get a glimpse of a high-functioning recess, like the ones that…

November 2, 2018

Everyone Gets in the Game ›

Our Playworks AmeriCorps coaches are dedicated to bringing out the best in every kid at each of the schools we serve in Southern California. Coaches help build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of belonging and have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and into…

Giving Day is Sep 12
Giving Day is Sep 12

September 6, 2018

Playworks SoCal Partners with Orange County Community Foundation ›

Playworks SoCal Partners with Orange County Community Foundation to Host Igniting Potential: A Giving Day to Support the Youth of Orange County CARSON, California—September 12, 2018. Playworks Southern California will partner with the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) and eleven fellow nonprofits on September 12 to host Igniting Potential. The 24-hour online effort aims to raise $135,000…

September 4, 2018

Playworks Southern California Impact Report 2017-2018 ›

Playworks Southern California is pleased to present this impact report highlighting our programs and services during the 2017-18 school year! For more information, please contact Diane Santana at diane.santana@playworks.org. For partnership inquiries, please contact Michelle Serrano at michelle.serrano@playworks.org. Click images or download a printable version of Playworks Southern California’s Impact Report 2017-2018.

July 13, 2018

Kickball Tournament Raises Awareness and Support for Innovative Children’s Play ›

Eight local businesses participated in Seventh Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament raising $20,000 to help Playworks SoCal bring safe and healthy play to elementary schools. Los Angeles, CA–June 21, 2018– Playworks Southern California held their seventh annual Corporate Kickball Tournament raising over $20,000 that will help bring safe and healthy play to elementary schools. Local companies…

Lakers Fit For Life 2018

April 19, 2018

Lakers Partner with City of Hope to Help Kids Become Fit for Life ›

Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Ivica Zubac were among the Lakers players participating in the annual Fit for Life Field Day with over 250 students. The Lakers were proud to partner with City of Hope to help kids from Playworks not only exercise, but also learn about a healthy lifestyle in a fun environment.

April 16, 2018

Hope and Opportunity! The Boys and Girls Club Partners with Playworks Southern California ›

Playworks Southern California has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach in the 2017–2018 school year. To kick-off our partnership, Playworks provided the club’s staff members with a mini preservice training. This fun-filled week included professional development on how to implement safe and healthy play both during club time and in elementary…

April 2, 2018

California PBIS Coalition Recognizes Orange County Playworks Schools ›

Congratulations Playworks Southern California partners on receiving statewide recognition from the California PBIS Coalition! Playworks is proud to have partnered with a special group of 2016-17 California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition Coalition Implementation Award winners who extended PBIS to the playground by creating a safe, inclusive environment for all students to participate in a…

April 2, 2018

Michelle Serrano Runs for Play in the Los Angeles Marathon ›

Playworks would like to highlight one of our 2018 LA Marathon Charity Challenge superstars: Michelle Serrano. Now in her twelfth year with Playworks, Michelle currently serves as the associate director for Playworks Southern California. We caught up with Michelle to learn more about why she chose to #run4pLAy two years in a row. This was her…