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Review for Playworks, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Playworks is a national non-profit that provides safe, healthy and inclusive play at recess at low income schools in 23 cities across the country. Seeing the program in action is amazing and the impact it has on the children is immeasurable. I have witnessed the program in action on several occasions and have also attended some of their after school activities. The children are immediately immersed in a series of games and activities that promote teamwork, problem solving and conflict resolution. The way the "coaches" approach the games and relate to the children keeps everyone in a fun atmosphere. Very well run program.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to see first hand how the childern react to the program and the coaches. They become active, focused participants right away.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more ways to get people, schools and children involved.

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How did you learn about this organization?

Several friends work there.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Safe, healthy and inclusive play in schools.

What is its top priority in the long run?

A national focus on recess in schools.

Role:  Board Member & Participated in Playworks' Corporate Kickball Challenge on June 9th 2012.