KaBOOM! builds in June 2013

Help me spread the word about a ton of playground builds KaBOOM! has in June, including Oklahoma City, Grand Rapids, Brooklyn, Austin, Louisville, Philly, Newark, and many, many more.

I did this once through a work thing. It was actually really fun.

Wait, this is real?!?!? I thought this was just on Parks ‘n’ Rec„,? What!?!?

Yeah this is totally a real organization. They build playgrounds for lower income daycares and schools. They daycare has to raise a certain amount of money, but it’s not much. It was really fun.

Our model isn’t so much about awarding grants (which we do), but it focuses on community building. Think stone soup and teaching a man to fish. It’s all explained in our Theory of Change.

And we are hiring.

Zynga recently helped KaBOOM! build a playground with Mission YMCA in San Francisco. The time-lapse above is good, especailly the fantastic mural the community painted.

If you play Cityville, you can now build a KaBOOM! playground and all proceeds come back to us. I don’t play the game, but I’ve seen some screenshots and it looks really good. If you play Cityville, check it out and let me know how it works.