Our Mission is to harness the power of community to promote healthy development through perinatal education, childhood play & community connection.
Recess Collective is an inclusive community centered space committed to supporting families from the time of pregnancy through the first four years by providing opportunities for perinatal education, play, creativity, support & connection.
By building a small, connected village, we can lighten the load. We aim to educate families on birthing options and postpartum support so that they can step confidently into parenthood. Then, we strive to address the intangible stumbling blocks of raising kids in an urban environment. Authentic community support, reliable in-a-pinch caregiving options, access to vetted resources and a safe, clean space for play are all crucial to supporting parents. In this way, we provide a structure and support system for parenthood that starts at the beginning when parents need it most.
our ultimate vision
By creating a prototype of truly supportive and multigenerational community center, our vision is that every community will have a Recess Collective space to come together, share resources and live playful, healthy lives.
Recess Collective started as Recess-urban recreation, which became a pillar of the Potrero community, helped countess parents find their confidence in their own journey toward raising healthy families, was an integral space where caregivers could overcome the isolation of early parenthood and build relationships and enjoy family support programing since 2008. In 2018, we've converted to a nonprofit in order to scale beyond the singular hub and broaden our offerings toward greater reach. We also added on a perinatal education program so that we could support parents from the very beginning. We feel it’s imperative we continue to create and sustain the delivery of these vital services, we need the support of the community.
As a nonprofit, we are thrilled to be able to take in tax deductible donations and apply for grants in order to offer subsidized memberships, increase playspace access to children with sensory sensitivities, and leverage community partnerships to broaden our reach.
Together we can improve the lives of families with young children. Please consider a tax deductible donation, volunteering, and spreading the word about our efforts. Please visit: www.recesscollective.org/get-involved