About Playworks New England

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 New England in 2006. Playworks New England serves low-income schools across the Boston, Lawrence, Salem, and Somerville area through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across New England through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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September 22, 2017

Jon Gay ›

Jonathan Gay has worked with Playworks since 2006 and is continually inspired by the power of play in education. Beginning as a program coordinator at an elementary school in East Boston, he has grown within the organization serving in such…

May 28, 2019

Jessie Igoe ›

Jessie joined Playworks in 2019 as the Director of Development with a longstanding passion for education and holistic youth development. She believes in the power of play to bring out the best in every child and support development in a…

July 26, 2019

Morgan Redman ›

Morgan joined Playworks New England in 2019 as an Associate Program Director. Prior to joining the Playworks team, she spent four years working at Scholar Athletes. As a Program Manager, she oversaw school partnerships and programming that helped Boston high…

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