About Playworks Indiana

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 Indiana in 2013. Playworks Indiana serves low-income schools through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Indiana through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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Meet Our People


June 22, 2022

Karlencia Johnson ›

Karlencia Johnson is an Indianapolis native who served an AmeriCorps service year as a Playworks coach on Indy’s Eastside. Upon her service in the AmeriCorps she decided to take on the Site Coordinator position where she serves four different inner…

August 18, 2022

Jo Yocum ›

Jo Yocum began her tenure at Playworks as the Executive Director of Playworks Indiana in January 2017, leading the strategic growth of the organization from providing services in just 9 Indianapolis schools to more than 100 Schools and youth serving…

October 13, 2021

Jamequa Harris ›

Jamequa Harris is an Indiana native and part of the Playworks Indiana program team. She has experience working for nonprofit organizations, where she served children and their families. Jamequa has a bachelor’s degree in Public Health and is obtaining her…

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