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Playworks for every kid

Playworks is Hiring
Are you ready for the most rewarding job you’ve ever had? Playworks AmeriCorps coaches transform school culture by ensuring that every kid has opportunities for safe, healthy play—every day. Join one of our 23 regions as a Playworks AmeriCorps Coach and change lives through the power of play.
Warriors' Hoops4Kids and Playworks
Playworks is proud to work alongside the Golden State Warriors to ensure kids experience safe and healthy play every day. Through their initiative Hoops4Kids, Warriors achievements on the court benefit youth around the Bay Area. The more the Warriors score 3-pointers this season, the more our kids win.
Reclaiming Recess
"California Educator's story "Reclaiming Recess" highlights a few California schools and educators who are taking recess back, recognizing recess' crucial role in optimizing a child's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development, and how learning and attention improve following a break."
Playworks Pro
With Playworks Pro, learn how to use active play to support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of your kids.

"I'd rather go out and be present outside, active and involved spending 15 minutes playing every day instead of spending 30-45 minutes suspending a kid. Now, part of my job is to play with kids and teach them how to play instead of laying down the law."

Peter Wilson, Principal, Hayward, CA

Playworks Northern California
Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.

"Playworks is one of the most important programs at our school. The program has enabled students to problem solve and work together as a team. It has created a greater sense of community."

Bahia Vista Elementary School, San Francisco

Collaboration is in our nature
Every Playworks partnership is customized to meet our partners’ specific goals.

At Mattel, we believe in the power of play and the critical link between play and the healthy development and learning of children. With Playworks as a partner, we can directly and immediately translate that vision into direct impact with thousands of children each year.” 

Diedre Lind, Executive Director, Mattel Children’s Foundation 


Playworks in Northern California