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

September 27, 2023

Rena Shephard ›

Rena was first introduced to Playworks in 2022 through a current Playworker, and began volunteering shortly after that. Hearing the impact Playworks was making, and seeing the happiness within the…

September 28, 2023

Cristalynn Johnson ›

Cristalynn is a proud Playworks AmeriCorps Alumni from 2018-2019, a Site Coordinator Alumni from 2022-2023 and is currently the Program Specialist for the Novi School District. A graduate of College…

September 28, 2023

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…

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