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…

May 3, 2022

Taylor Glaser ›

Taylor is a certified trainer with Playworks Indiana and comes to us with out of school time experience and corporate training experience. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys reading, photography, and being on the water. Taylor has a Bachelor of…

October 4, 2021

Abigail Sieman ›

Abbey joined the Playworks Indiana team in September of 2021 as the Engagement Specialist after recently graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Political Science and International Studies. It was at IU she found a passion for nonprofit work…

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