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…

January 16, 2013

Mattel Spreads Holiday Cheer ›

Thank you! Mattel donated gifts of toys to 12,000 Playworks students in Los Angeles this year. It was an incredible opportunity for many of our families who struggle with the holiday season. We'd like to recognize Mattel for their incredible contribution, and thank them for a true showing of a philanthropic holiday spirit.

January 15, 2013

LA and Santa Ana Soccer Jamborees ›

Playworks schools in Santa Ana started off the year with a bang with their first ever Soccer Jamboree. Jefferson, Kennedy, and Diamond Elementary came together for Playworks’ first jamboree event in Santa Ana. The boys and girls played three games each against one another, met students from neighboring schools, and built a strong sense of…

January 15, 2013

Mattel Donates Toys to 12,000 Playworks Students in LA County ›

Every year, Mattel donates gifts to children in Los Angeles County. This past holiday season, more than 12,000 of our children received gifts. It was an incredible opportunity for many of our families that struggle with the holidays.  We'd like to recognize Mattel for their incredible contribution, and thank them for a true showing of a philanthropic…

September 27, 2012

Police Officers and Firefighters Join 9/11 Service Event ›

Playworks Southern California’s AmeriCorps team launched a new year of service at Cesar Chavez Elementary September 11. The meaning and gravity of such a momentous day often escapes many youth, especially those who were not even born at the time. Reinforcing the value of building a healthy community at Chavez, Playworks invited the California Highway…

September 26, 2012

Pep Rally with Ben Vereen and William Morris Endeavor ›

Playworks Southern California was one of many partners represented at Compton Unified’s Stephen C. Foster Elementary School Back To School Pep Rally.  Funk and soul music filled the air as a sea of more than 800 students, parents, facult, and staff gathered under the beautiful California sun. Dr. Sanderlin, Foster’s principal, greeted the crowd with…

September 26, 2012

Irvine teen donates bar mitzvah money to nonprofit group ›

Joel Abecassis presented $5,000 to Playworks-Southern California, a nonprofit that promotes learning through play in low-income schools.

August 31, 2012

Kicking off the New Year with Pre-service! ›

Playworks Southern California is excited to welcome our new coaches and kick off the 2012-2013 school year! This is our biggest group ever with 27 coaches serving 25 schools (that's right, 25!) throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. We had a great week of pre-service training at Mattel headquarters, where coaches and staff engaged in…

August 7, 2012

Luciano Mondolo California’s AmeriCorps Volunteer of the Year Recommendation ›

Luciano Mondolo was awarded California's AmeriCorps Volunteer of the Year award at the 2012 Governer's Volunteer and Service Awards. Here is the letter of recommendation from Principal Robert Rayburn of Chavez Elementary School.  To Whom it May Concern, It is my great honor to write this letter to highly recommend Mr. Luciano Mondolo for AmeriCorps…