October 18, 2013

Dodgers, United Healthcare, and Playworks partner in “Days of Service and Play” ›

Dodgers alumni and staff and nearly 200 volunteers from UnitedHealthcare to participate in service activities at eight "Dodgers Community of Schools" campuses Read full story Source: UnitedHealthcare  Watch the video

October 9, 2013

Meet Junior Coach Juliana Cruz ›

Meet Juliana Cruz, one of Southern California’s all-star Junior Coaches. Her Program Coordinator, Coach Jaron, can remember the day he first met the shy and soft-spoken third grader at Aldama Elementary.“I think the only thing she ever talked to me about was in the after school program about how nice I colored,” recalls Coach Jaron.…

April 29, 2013

Playworks’ Impact on Carlos ›

When I started at Aspire Huntington Park Charter last year, Carlos (a 4th grader) was very shy and reserved.  He was a sweet kid who was afraid to show his personality and reach out to others.  While his excellent academic skills enabled him to thrive in the classroom, his lack of confidence kept him passing…

April 9, 2013

Help us win $100K! ›

Please vote for Playworks Southern California to win $100,000 from the Goldhirsh Foundation through their LA2050 contest. Your vote will help ensure that more than 14,000 children throughout the Southern California region will have the opportunity to learn about teamwork and develop their leadership skills that can be used in the classroom, on the playground…

April 2, 2013

Playworks Goes to Washington ›

As Congress was ending its recess and getting back to work in late February, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation brought Playworks and its message of a different kind of recess to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.   As the largest funder of Playworks’ national expansion, the Foundation invited Playworks executive directors and program coordinators to increase…

March 25, 2013

Southern California Corporate Kickball Tournament 2013 ›

Looking for a great way to get your company and employees involved and giving back to the community? We invite you to participate in our 4th Annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Tournament. The event is a welcome nostalgia over green grass, a wide open field and a bouncy ball while supporting Playworks Southern California’s work in…

March 18, 2013

Bringing Play to the Kids of Sunshine Foundation ›

AmeriCorps coaches organized a Play Day for Sunshine Kids, a non-profit organization committed in providing various activities for children battling cancer. The day began with the Sunshine Kids and their families participating in an afternoon filled with activities led by more than two dozen AmeriCops members and volunteers at Bennett Kew Elementary in Inglewood. Organized…

February 11, 2013

Service Project Honors Martin Luther King Jr. ›

Martin Luther King Day marked the start of our service projects for the second half of the 2012-13 school year.  In this half of the year, we turned the organization of the projects over to our AmeriCorps members.   A team of four AmeriCorps coaches worked hard and prepped for months to bring together more…

January 16, 2013

Basketball Extravaganza Time ›

Playworks held a Basketball Extravaganza at 112th St. Elementary to kick off the Girl's Basketball Leagues. More than 20 schools came together on a Saturday to participate in a day of games, drills, and skill-building activities to prepare teams for the upcoming games. It was huge hit with parents, students, volunteers, and staff alike. Our…