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


September 22, 2017

Andrea Woolley ›

Andrea began her nonprofit career in 1999 going door to door raising funds and increasing awareness for the Rape Assistance and Awareness program. Falling in love with the nonprofit sector she realized this was where she wanted to spend her…

October 26, 2021

Dillon Sandoval ›

Dillon Sandoval grew up in a rural town in southwest Colorado called Pagosa Springs. After graduating from Colorado State University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in sports management, he began his journey with Playworks…

July 18, 2019

Shaena Swanson ›

Shaena received her bachelor’s in exercise science from Augsburg College in 2016. Shortly after graduating, she found a role as a program coordinator for Playworks Minnesota, and discovered a passion for working with youth. After three years of bringing healthy…

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