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…

April 5, 2018

Olivia Klein ›

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Olivia first began her community service with participation in an ocean access program called Pure Light. This Oahu-based group of athletes, coaches and other community leaders is dedicated to making surfing, swimming and paddling…

August 2, 2019

Emily Goldhammer ›

Emily joined the Playworks team in 2016 serving as an AmeriCorps member and is passionate about helping children find confidence through physical activity and play. With diverse experience as a cost analyst and adaptive swim instructor, she brings a mix…

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