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February 25, 2016

Playworks Southern California Junior Coach Leadership Retreat 2016 ›

  On Wednesday, February 24, 2016 after school, over 60 Junior Coaches from Playworks partner schools in Los Angeles and Inglewood Unified School Districts attended the Junior Coach Leadership Retreat at Flournoy Elementary School. The Olympics themed event included the maze game, ro-sham-bo relay race, and flag tag with teams representing Mexico, Canada, Ethiopia, Panama, Brazil,…

January 20, 2016

Want Active Students? We’re Here to Help! ›

Physical activity is an important part of the school day. It makes students better learners and teaches them healthy habits that can lead to longer, healthier lives. Unfortunately, not every child has access to a quality PE program or opportunities to run and play. The Active Schools/Active Minds Initiative is here to help find creative…

August 10, 2015

Playworks SoCal Invites You to Meet the Coaches Happy Hour ~ Aug 20th ›

Playworks Southern California invites you to us at Rock and Brewer for Meet the Coaches Happy Hour. This is the perfect opportunity for all of you game-changers out there to meet the 2015-16 team of coaches and staff. Join us at Rock & Brewer 143 Main St., El Segundo, CA 90245 on Thursday, August 20 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.…

June 22, 2015

Coach Jay Shares Her Story ›

Site Coordinator Janelle Matthews was selected by Laureus USA to share her own personal story while spreading awareness about the power of play during the Mercedez-Benz USA National Dealer Meeting on June 10, 2015. Janelle spoke about her passion and dedication of being a Playworks coach to utilize play to bring out the best in every kid.  Please…

June 1, 2015

Playworks SoCal Invites You to Scramble for Playworks ›

Scramble for Playworks Scramble for Playworks is a time to learn and discover the impact that Playworks is having on Los Angeles County youth and schools. You’ll get an overview of Playworks programs as well as insights into our vision and direction. Please join us for breakfast and recess at one of our Playworks Partner Schools: Warren Lane Elementary School Thursday, June…

April 21, 2015

AmeriCorps Resume Writing Workshop ›

We hosted Vijay Ingam of Interview SOS and LA Resume Service in Southern California for our AmeriCorps Resume Workshop training Wednesday, April 22. Vijay has collaborated with other AmeriCorps members to offer his knowledge of interviewing, resumes, cover letters, and the college and graduate school application process. With these new skillls, our Corps Members look forward to taking the next steps in the…

March 13, 2015

Happy AmeriCorps Week ›

  We want to thank our AmeriCorps members and recognize their service and commitment to their communities. During this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, our AmeriCorps members partnered with Warren Lane Elementary School in Inglewood to engage in a day of play and beautification. Members repainted the playground which included two handball courts, a baseball…

December 17, 2014

Why We Play ›

Playworks is the leading nonprofit leveraging the power of play to support and improve children's physical and emotional health. Focusing on recess, Playworks programs provide an opportunity for every student to learn collaboration, teamwork, respect, and inclusion – all through safe, fun, healthy play at school every day.

August 22, 2014

Marketing Experts to Spends 54 Hours Straight Supporting Playworks Southern California ›

In just 54 hours one weekend this September, a team of designers, developers, advertisers and other top marketing professionals will come together to develop marketing materials to help Playworks impact thousands more kids on playgrounds in communities across Southern California. Forge 54 is a nonprofit organization that hosts a weekend of marketing to support a nonprofit organization of…