Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Sports & Recreation


380 Washington StreetOakland, CA 94607 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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


Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s physical and emotional health. At Playworks we believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. We are changing school climate by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day.

We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. We partner with schools, districts, and after-school programs to provide a service or mix of services including on-site coaches, professional training for school staff who support recess, and consultative partnerships.

Playworks currently serves more than 1,200 schools in 23 regions across the United States and reaches more than 700,000 students directly and through professional training services


Would you recommend Playworks?
4 reviews Write a review
by Arpita G. (February 26, 2018)
So that more people get involved in helping our community be a better place.
by Destiny M. from milwaukee, WI (October 28, 2013)
I would recommend a friend to this organization because i think everyone should get involved and help the community.
by Ben C. (August 31, 2011)
I am impressed with the mission statement of this organization, and I have seen them in action. They're really good!

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