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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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 that being an Executive Director was her highest professional…

January 16, 2019

Kyle Storms ›

Kyle graduated from the University of Richmond with a double major in leadership studies and history. During his time at school, a significant portion of his studies focused on the Civil Rights Movement, and his passion for social justice led…

September 22, 2017

Ellen Jenks ›

Ellen began working with youth at summer camps and after school programs at the age of 15. A graduate of the University of Vermont, Ellen has always enjoyed exploring the outdoors and being physically active. In 2012, Ellen was hired as a Program Coordinator…

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