Play On 2010 in NEW YORK CITY!

One of my favorite Non – Profitteers (I think I made that word up) in Oakland is the ever amazing Jill Vialet and her wonderful staff at Playworks.  For the past two years I have been lucky enough to shoot their amazing ‘Play On’ conference.  The first one was in San Francisco and last year was in New York City on the Columbia campus.  ‘Play On’ is designed to show teachers, parents & education administrators the importance of play in school and to teach safe conflict management as well as fun and interesting games that can get every child involved in play.  This conference is no ordinary conference where everyone sits through hours of talking and training… there were adults playing triangle tag, 4 square and having fun!  The conference opened with Good Morning America’s Juju Chang and Director of AmeriCorps John Gomperts talking about how important play is in children’s lives.  There were many inspiring speakers throughout the conference including White House Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives Sam Kass & Olympic Soccer Medalist Julie Foudy to name just a few.  I can’t thank the staff at Playworks enough for being so sweet to involve me in their annual event.  Please click here to see more information about this year’s ‘Play On 2011’ conference in Chicago on November 10, 2011… undefined

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Rogers Family Foundation Website Project

Saying the Rogers Family Foundation is a wonderful organization is beyond an understatement.  This non-profit organization donates money to Oakland schools and youth development programs across the bay area.   In a time where California education needs all the help it can get this organization is really doing their part.  They were updating their website and needed photos of all the organizations they were involved with.  I was fortunate enough to see all the wonderful programs the Rogers Family Foundation is a part of up close and personal.  It was truly inspiring.  From the Oakland Zoo youth programs to the East Oakland Youth Development Center, to the Lighthouse Community Charter School in west Oakland, they have changed so many lives.  Thanks again Brian Rogers and the rest of the Rogers Family Foundation for having me be a part of your wonderful organization.

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