About Playworks Arizona

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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Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Arizona in 2011. Playworks Arizona serves primarily low-income schools through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Arizona through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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September 18, 2023

Amanda Kierszenblat ›

Amanda is looking forward to joining the Playworks Team as an Engagement Specialist, and is excited to jump into the new school year! From her time spent supporting nonprofit organizations…

February 12, 2024

Rhett Etherton ›

Rhett Etherton is the Regional Partnership Manager for Playworks Arizona. He first experienced Playworks in 2012 as a teacher when his school was the very first to partner with Playworks…

August 23, 2022

Lisa Paulos ›

Lisa Paulos is the Program Director for Playworks Arizona. She first joined Playworks in 2018. Lisa holds a master’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management from Frostburg State University and…

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