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April 5, 2024

LA84 Foundation Announces $1.7M for 18 Organizations to Promote Youth Programs ›

The largest grant was awarded to Playworks to serve more than 35,000 youth in Los Angeles and Orange counties, supporting recess and lunchtime play.

AEG Volunteers
AEG Volunteers


December 20, 2023

AEG’s 13th Annual Day of Service Celebrates Employee Volunteerism ›

In partnership with Playworks, 300 employees participated in a school beautification project at Moffett Elementary School.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

September 26, 2023

It’s a recess like no other at a Monterey Park school, where L.A. Dodgers show up ›

Students at Repetto Elementary had the recess of a lifetime thanks to the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and Catching Hope. They participated in games organized in partnership with Playworks.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…