About Playworks New York/New Jersey

All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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Meet Playworks New York/New Jersey


Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to New York/New Jersey in 2009. Playworks New York/New Jersey serves low-income schools across the area through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across New York/New Jersey through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations. Our AIM is help 285,000 kids in 475 schools by December 2020.

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September 22, 2017

Kim McCall ›

Kim McCall joined our team in January 2014 as New York/New Jersey executive director. A California native who has found her home in New York City, Kim brings nearly 20 years of extensive fundraising experience, ranging from American Heart Association…

September 22, 2017

Melba Fidalgo ›

As a program associate for Playworks New York/New Jersey, Melba has managed to keep up with her Superwoman persona. Melba is responsible for supporting all program staff including the executive team. She facilitates the onboarding process for all staff which…

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We’re hiring! Join us on the playground or behind the scenes.

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