Updates

March 8, 2012

Corporate Kickball is coming ›

Get ready to get your game on and kick it around with your colleagues. Playworks brings you back to the playground and your childhood as we raise funds to enhance the lives of underprivileged children in the Greater Los Angleles area. There will be prizes for top teams and a great opportunity to have fun,…

January 11, 2012

“I’m better than you!” ›

Of all the great things Playworks has implemented into a school filled with 1200 students; one story, in particular, personifies Playworks’ mission and the reason we are increasing in size every year. At the beginning of the school year, I met a student who was competitive in every possible sport on the school yard.  Darren…

October 7, 2011

“Come on Coach, Let’s play handball” ›

It was the first week of school at 6th Avenue Elementary in Los Angeles, California! The sun was beaming down on the massive schoolyard and every student from Pre-Kindergarten to fifth grade was ready to begin a new year. Even though this is the third year that the school has had Playworks, I am their…

October 7, 2011

Transformation: A Road to Confidence ›

Martha is an energetic fifth grader with a contagious smile and a love for play.  At most recesses you will find her dribbling a basketball and honing her defensive skills trying to keep the ball away from the Playworks coach at her school! Last year she participated in Playworks’ co-ed Volleyball league and explained that…

October 7, 2011

Rock, paper, scissors, let’s go! ›

Playworks Los Angeles had a fantastic pre-service this year.  We on-boarded 22 Coaches and they are back in action at 21 schools.  You might ask, what is pre-service?  It is a week of intensive training consisting of workshops and presentations; focused on curriculum building for class game time, sharpening conflict and group management proficiencies, team…

April 27, 2011

Playworks Los Angeles Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament 2011 ›

Support kids in Los Angeles Build your team and network Entertainment, food and drink Date: Friday, June 17, 2011Time: 3 – 7 pmLocation: Kenneth Hahn Soccer Fields, 5401 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90056 Proceeds support children by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity to Los Angeles schools. For more information: Darlene…

July 28, 2010

Los Angeles’ 1st Annual Corporate Kickball 2010 ›

The 1st Annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Tournament was held on June 4th at Cheviot Hills Park and was a huge success!  There were over 100 participants from 7 corporate teams: The Jim Henson Company, Terra Matrix Media, Pixel Liberation Front, The Revere Group, SingerLewak, a team of alums from UCLA Anderson, and a team of…

June 5, 2009

Record Heat Greets LA Recess Roll-Out Team ›

Playworks successfully wrapped up a whirlwind of Recess Roll-Outs at 10 low-income Los Angeles area public and charter schools this spring, giving principals a look at how positive the learning environment can be when recess and play at school are focused on healthy activities, even just for a few days. Playworks is expanding to Los Angeles and…