About Playworks Michigan

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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Meet Playworks Michigan

Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Michigan in 2010. Playworks Michigan serves low-income schools across Detroit through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Michigan through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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Meet Our People

October 26, 2022

Nicholas Covin ›

Nick has recently joined Playworks and is serving as a Site Coordinator. He was born in Detroit, MI, but over the years, he has lived in Kalamazoo, MI. He attended Western Michigan University where he studied Family & Consumer Services…

August 13, 2019

Jamere Dixon ›

Jamere has been with Playworks Michigan since October 2018, beginning as an AmeriCorps Coach. She was born and raised in Detroit and is a product of Detroit Public Schools, K-12. Jamere earned her B.S from Eastern Michigan University where she studied Political Science and Business…

October 26, 2022

Christa Williams ›

Christa “Coach C” Williams joined Playworks Michigan in August 2018, serving as an AmeriCorps Coach for two years in Dearborn, Site Coordinator for an additional two years in Novi and Belleville, and now is stepping into the new role of…

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