March 13, 2018

Max Gallo Runs for Play in the Los Angeles Marathon ›

As the 2018 “Run For Play!” LA Marathon rapidly approaches, we caught up with Playworks program manager and past marathon participant, Max Gallo. A member of the Playworks team since 2014, Max is eagerly preparing to embark on his second marathon. In preparation, one of his goals is to spread the word about his experience…

March 5, 2018

AmeriCorps Coach Inspires Youth Leaders ›

Our Playworks AmeriCorps coaches make a positive impact every day at each of the schools we serve in Southern California. Coaches transform schools, engage communities, and inspire youth leaders. During AmeriCorps Week we celebrate their commitment to service and getting things done on playgrounds all over Southern California. Here’s an inspiring story from AmeriCorps Coach…

February 15, 2018

LA Galaxy Giving with Playworks in Carson ›

The LA Galaxy and LA Galaxy Foundation visited the local Community Preparatory Academy in Carson for a Playworks Beautification Project on Wednesday, Feb. 7. As part of the event, LA Galaxy front office participated in a morning of community service at the local elementary school, improving Community Preparatory Academy’s school campus into a play space fit for…

January 4, 2018

Lakers Holiday Party for Kids 2017 ›

Watch a fun video of students throwing snowballs and playing with the Los Angeles Lakers and Laker Girls!


December 6, 2017

Lakers Host a Halloween Trick or Treat with Playworks ›

Watch a short video of students trick or treating with the Los Angeles Lakers!

November 30, 2017

Play Summit 2017 at Dodger Stadium ›

On November 15, Playworks hosted its inaugural Play Summit, a gathering of community members and education leaders to discuss the importance of play. In case you missed it, or if you want to relive the day, here’s what happened. After a warm welcome from Nichol Whiteman, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, Playworks…

October 16, 2017

Los Angeles Lakers and Spectrum Host Playworks Back-to-School Basketball Clinic ›

Lakers Community Relations and Spectrum hosted about 55 Playworks students from Cesar Chavez Elementary School in their Back-to-School Clinic at UCLA Health training center court on Monday, October 16th. The students were welcomed by the Lakers and Spectrum staff with enthusiastic smiles and high fives as they entered the facility, and they also each received…

August 1, 2017

From the Playground to USC ›

After graduating from college, McKenna Griffith was searching for an opportunity where she could make an impact on students’ lives. She was interested in youth development and wanted to hone her skills by earning a master’s in social work, but McKenna knew that she needed more experience to successfully transition into a graduate program. When…