May 29, 2024

2024 International Day of Play ›

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted June 11 as the International Day of Play. This global celebration was established to champion and protect children’s right to play. On this…

My News LA

April 5, 2024

LA84 Foundation Announces $1.7M for 18 Organizations to Promote Youth Programs ›

The largest grant was awarded to Playworks to serve more than 35,000 youth in Los Angeles and Orange counties, supporting recess and lunchtime play.

January 24, 2024

Indoor Recess Transition Plan ›

From snow and cold to rain, smog, and everything in between, weather can throw a wrench in your outdoor recess plans. When inclement weather strikes, transitioning to indoor play can…

AEG Volunteers
AEG Volunteers


December 20, 2023

AEG’s 13th Annual Day of Service Celebrates Employee Volunteerism ›

In partnership with Playworks, 300 employees participated in a school beautification project at Moffett Elementary School.

December 18, 2023

Playworks recognized as a NYSS Champion ›

Playworks becomes an NYSS Champion Playworks is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

September 26, 2023

It’s a recess like no other at a Monterey Park school, where L.A. Dodgers show up ›

Students at Repetto Elementary had the recess of a lifetime thanks to the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and Catching Hope. They participated in games organized in partnership with Playworks.

three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical…

screenshot of resource
screenshot of resource

November 19, 2021

AAA’s Creating Safe Spaces Guide and Lesson Plan ›

In partnership with AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah School Safety Patrol program, we’re proud to share teacher-led and student self-guided digital educational resources for Creating Safe Spaces – an interactive guide…

August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts,…