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Playworks brings out the best in every kid, through play. 

We build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of belonging. Partnering with teachers, principals, and parents, we make sure kids have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and in our community. A randomized control trial found that compared to students at similar schools, Playworks students were more physically active and teachers reported that students had greater feelings of school safety and less bullying behavior. Learn more about our impact. 

Playworks over the years has changed our school climate. Our students are more respectful and use conflict resolution strategies to consistently resolve their own conflicts.

Denise Bertrand

Principal, Diamond Elementary, Santa Ana, CA

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November 5, 2018

Everyone Gets in the Game ›

Our Playworks AmeriCorps coaches are dedicated to bringing out the best in every kid at each of the schools we serve in Southern California. Coaches help build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of…

September 4, 2018

Playworks Southern California Impact Report 2017-2018 ›

Playworks Southern California is pleased to present this impact report highlighting our programs and services during the 2017-18 school year! For more information, please contact Diane Santana at diane.santana@playworks.org. For partnership inquiries, please contact Michelle Serrano at michelle.serrano@playworks.org. Click images or…

March 9, 2018

AmeriCorps Coach Inspires Youth Leaders ›

Our Playworks AmeriCorps coaches make a positive impact every day at each of the schools we serve in Southern California. Coaches transform schools, engage communities, and inspire youth leaders. During AmeriCorps Week we celebrate their commitment to service and getting…

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