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UC Santa Cruz

November 14, 2019

Learning on the playground: How elementary school recess enhances every aspect of child development ›

“Recess is an essential but often neglected part of the school day,” said Rebecca London, author of the new book Rethinking Recess: Creating Safe and Inclusive Playtime for All Children in School. “Every child needs recess, but recess is not distributed equitably.”

Los Angeles Wave

September 30, 2019

Playworks Provides Personalized Programs For Child’s Play ›

Playworks currently brings a collaborative playtime to more than 19 different school districts across Southern California and 91 elementary schools. At each of these schools, children gain the benefits of a healthy play environment where every child can join in.

September 5, 2019

LA Galaxy Champion Project Friday Night Soccer Celebration ›

On Friday, August 23rd the LA Galaxy Foundation hosted LA Galaxy Champion Project schools for “Friday Night Soccer” at Dignity Health Sports Park.  Students from eleven Carson elementary schools and their families were treated to a fun night filled with soccer, music, food trucks and giveaways. LA Galaxy Champion Project partners, Playworks Southern California and…

LA84 Foundation

April 5, 2019

LA84 Foundation Awards Playworks Southern California to Support Basketball and Soccer Leagues ›

We are honored to partner with LA84 Foundation so more kids can play in developmental basketball and soccer sports leagues, develop skills, have a positive team experience, and learn good sporting behavior. Read their official press release.

AEG Worldwide

December 21, 2018

AEG Community Foundation Awards Playworks an Additional $25,000 Grant ›

AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, today announced that Playworks, a national nonprofit that supports learning and physical health by providing safe and inclusive play to low-income students in urban schools, has been granted an additional $25,000 from the AEG Community Foundation as the winner of the #SpreadCheer Challenge.

USC Trojans

May 1, 2018

Day of Play 2018 ›

USC’s Trojan Outreach program recently partnered with Playworks Southern California to hold its annual Day of Play on campus.  Approximately 400 local children were treated to a college prep program that highlighted the importance of play and teamwork.

Lakers Fit For Life 2018

April 19, 2018

Lakers Partner with City of Hope to Help Kids Become Fit for Life ›

Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Ivica Zubac were among the Lakers players participating in the annual Fit for Life Field Day with over 250 students. The Lakers were proud to partner with City of Hope to help kids from Playworks not only exercise, but also learn about a healthy lifestyle in a fun environment.

February 15, 2018

LA Galaxy Giving with Playworks in Carson ›

The LA Galaxy and LA Galaxy Foundation visited the local Community Preparatory Academy in Carson for a Playworks Beautification Project on Wednesday, Feb. 7. As part of the event, LA Galaxy front office participated in a morning of community service at the local elementary school, improving Community Preparatory Academy’s school campus into a play space fit for…

January 4, 2018

Lakers Holiday Party for Kids 2017 ›

Watch a fun video of students throwing snowballs and playing with the Los Angeles Lakers and Laker Girls!