About Playworks Maryland and West Virginia

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 Maryland in 2005. Playworks Maryland serves low-income schools across Baltimore through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Maryland through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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September 22, 2017

Danielle Marshall ›

Danielle Marshall is the Executive Director of Playworks Maryland. She brings over 20 years of experience in child development and nonprofit management. Danielle began her journey working as a Program Director for Jumpstart for Young Children, a nonprofit dedicated to…

September 9, 2019

Michael Jones ›

Michael “Coach” Jones is a twenty-year youth and young adult mentor, advocate and coach. Beginning his career as volunteer then working to become a Director of the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) and Athletic Director of intramural and clubs’ sports.…

September 9, 2019

Rachel Grant ›

Rachel Grant has had a passion for community service and nonprofits before she could vocalize her intentions at a very young age while helping out in soup kitchens, working in fundraising events, and taking on many leadership positions. With a…

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