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January 17, 2017

Dorsey High School Clean Up to Celebrate MLK Day ›

For about 22 years, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has been deemed a day of service in which individuals take a “day on, not a day off.” In order to keep the ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. alive, we come together and participate in service projects that solve problems and improve our communities. On…

December 20, 2016

Playworks Southern California Social-Emotional Learning Impact Report 2016 ›

  Playworks Southern California is pleased to present this impact report providing highlights of our work during the 2015-16 school year. Playworks has improved the educational environment and boosted the social-emotional skills of 52,000 children at 102 elementary schools in Southern California. The American Journal of Public Health publishes study results that show a significant…

December 8, 2016

From Junior Coach to Presidential Pen Pal ›

Each day, the White House receives thousands of letters and emails from Americans around the country, and the President responds to only a handful. Playworks was thrilled that former Junior Coach Benny joined this select group of presidential correspondents. Last summer, Benny wrote a letter to President Obama describing her experience as a first-generation immigrant.…

October 31, 2016

Playworks SoCal AmeriCorps Members are Making a Difference ›

Playworks SoCal’s AmeriCorps members partnered with the StubHub! Center Foundation and Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation to make a difference at the 10th Annual Treats-n-Suites Halloween Bash. Los Angeles sports teams, businesses, and service organizations decorated luxury suites and provided fun activities for local youth. Participants included the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles Galaxy, Anschutz Entertainment…

October 16, 2016

Playworks Southern California Coach and TeamUp Impact Report 2016 ›

Playworks Southern California is pleased to present this impact report, which provides highlights of our work during the 2015-16 school year for our Coach and TeamUp direct service programs. Playworks has improved the educational environment and social and emotional skills of 52,000 children at 102 elementary schools in Southern California. For more information, please contact…

September 12, 2016

Playworks Southern California Invites Local Businesses to Participate in Corporate Kickball ›

El Segundo, CA – September 12, 2016 – The 6th Annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Tournament will take place at Raytheon, 2000 E El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. Companies participating in the event will help support Playworks Southern California in bringing safe, inclusive recess play to…

September 7, 2016

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Announces Second Year of Partnership with Playworks Southern California ›

Los Angles, CA–September 7, 2016 –The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, the official team charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers, announced that it will continue its partnership with Playworks Southern California for the second year. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation will grant Playworks Southern California $25,000 for its peer-leadership program to improve students’ self-esteem, communication skills, and motivation…

September 6, 2016

‘Game On!’ brings structured recess to valley schools ›

Playworks Southern California has partnered with the Fogelson Foundation, Palm Springs Unified School District Foundation and Palm Springs Unified School District to bring safe and healthy play to 10 elementary schools. The partnership is in its fourth year and serves about 6,500 students through Pro services. Click here to read more. (Printable PDF version) The…

August 19, 2016

Mattel Hosts Playworks Southern California AmeriCorps Members’ Preservice to Launch the 2016-2017 School Year ›

In 2004, California Volunteers partnered with Playworks to help improve lives and build healthy communities by placing AmeriCorps members in schools. AmeriCorps members will also expand opportunity for themselves, gaining skills and experience to jumpstart their careers. Playworks Southern California launched the 2016-2017 school year with its eighth year of preservice for 28 AmeriCorps coordinators, four staff…