Overview of the organization
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids—especially those living in poverty—the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has worked to create safe, community-built playspaces, drive innovation in playspace design and help cities make play the easy choice for kids and families.
We believe that when kids play, we all win.
All kids get the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive.
KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. We do this by creating great places to play, inspiring communities to promote and support play and driving the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives.
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CEO James Siegal
James Siegal is the CEO of KaBOOM!, the national non-profit that seeks to give
children the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they
can thrive. Prior to KaBOOM!, James served as Chief of Staff for the Corporation
for National and Community Service, the federal agency that supports citizen
engagement to address community challenges through AmeriCorps, the Social
Innovation Fund and other programs. James has broad experience in the public,
private and non-profit sectors, including serving as Vice President of Nonprofit
Programs and Practice at the leading non-profit coalition, Independent Sector. He
also served as Registration Section Chief and Assistant Attorney General at the
New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau and associate at the global
law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He is a graduate of Princeton
University and Harvard Law School. James and his wife enjoy spending time on
the playground with their three young girls.