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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Meet Playworks Colorado


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


March 15, 2022

Ari Cde Baca

Ari has worked in youth programming for over 15 years and began looking for a new way to work with youth and meet their SEL needs with the effects of the Pandemic. She came upon Playworks and really felt connected…

January 20, 2023

Theresa Dellomo

Theresa, or just T, (she/her) is the Operations Manager, supporting a multi-region HUB including Arizona, Colorado, PacNW and Utah. Theresa’s journey to Playworks began as a youth programs AmeriCorps VISTA with Habitat for Humanity. It was this experience that fostered…

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…

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