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Phone: 510.893.4180
380 Washington St.
California 94607
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Target demographics: Direct service: low-income elementary schools
Training: all schools and youth organizations

Direct beneficiaries per year: 130,000 directly

Geographic areas served: We serve low-income schools in urban cities around the country through our direct service program. Playworks Training provides training and technical service to adults who work with schools around the country.

Programs: Direct service which provides a full-time, trained and supervised coordinator at each school providing five components (recess, class game time, junior coach leadership development, out-of-school programming, and interscholastic leagues) to the school.

Our Training department provides four training options to schools, school districts and other youth organizations: recess implementation, recess 360, out-of-school time series and workshops energized.

To improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.

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I joined Playworks as a leadership council member for multiple reasons. A major one is that the principles and lessons learned through playworks is vital to the success of our future entrepreneurial community and workforce. The ability to lead, collaborate and work together is what will take us ... more »
I was fortunate enough to see this amazing program in action for 2 years in Oakland in 2002. The staff and program changed the dynamic of the elementary school and the lives of the students. The students were eager for recess and learned lifelong conflict resolution skills. Recess is often a time ... more »
My company has done a fundraising day with Playworks, and has done some filming of their schools and organization. Playworks is one of the most innovative, holistic and promising nonprofits I have ever come across. I am personally inspired by their mission and all of their messages in my own life as... more »
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