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 9, 2022

Isaac Abad ›

Isaac Abad is a Site Coordinator that is beyond excited to be with Playworks. Currently studying at Arizona State University, pursuing a degree in Sports Science and Performance Programming, Isaac has a huge passion for the youth. With an athletic…

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 a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin…

August 24, 2022

Sean Pepper ›

Sean Pepper is a Site Coordinator for the ’22-’23 school year. He has prior experience working in summer camp programs as well as the experience of coordinating TV shows in Hollywood! His two most favorite hobbies have to be playing…

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