How the Irvine Foundation Invests Dollars in Recess

You'd be hard pressed to find a youngster who doesn't love counting down the minutes until recess. For elementary school students, it's their favorite time of the day, but many schools are cutting down on playtime — or worse — eliminating recess to spend more time in the classroom. That's a problem Oakland-based nonprofit Playworks is trying to tackle, and the organization is receiving support and recognition from a key Bay Area foundation.

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