About Playworks Wisconsin

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 Pacific Northwest


Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Pacific Northwest in 2009. Playworks Pacific Northwest serves low-income schools across the Portland metro area through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Pacific Northwest through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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September 22, 2017

Doran Whipple ›

Doran joined Playworks in 2009, our inaugural year in Portland. She is a native Oregonian and has spent her professional career in northern California and Oregon where she worked with children and adults in a variety of school based and…

September 22, 2017

Ruby Primas ›

Ruby joined Playworks as a program coordinator in 2009 promoting positive recess culture for several different schools in Portland area. As a site coordinator, Ruby is excited to bring positive play to many school communities in the Pacific Northwest. Ruby…

October 17, 2017

Asia Wisecarver ›

A Northwest native, Program Director Asia Wisecarver joined to Playworks in 2015. She graduated from Stevenson High School in Southwest Washington in 2000 and attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon where she received a degree in Psychology in 2004. Her latest educational journey resulted in an…

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