About Playworks Colorado

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 Colorado in 2010. Playworks Colorado serves low-income schools across Denver, Aurora, and Mapleton through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Colorado through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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Meet our People


October 26, 2021

Devon Manning

Devon Manning is a Program Manager with Playworks Colorado. He has been involved with Playworks for three years, as an AmeriCorps Member and Program Coordinator prior to moving to his current role. He has been able to see the impact…

September 22, 2017

Stacy Grubbs

Stacy is originally from Denver, Colorado, and has worked in and around Colorado Public schools for the last seven years. She started as a Playworks AmeriCorps Coach in 2014, where she served two years at Malley Drive Elementary. She was…

July 18, 2019

Madison Freeze

Madison grew up with education as the family business. With teachers, coaches, and administrators going back three generations, she was raised volunteering in and around public schools. As a high school student, she acted as an Athletic Ambassador through an…

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