About Playworks Maryland

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 22, 2017

Joy Lawson ›

Joy has made a career in developing programming that advances the ideas and capacity of young leaders. Most recently, she was Director at Young People For (YP4), a program of People For the American Way Foundation, where she trained more than…

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…

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