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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Meet Playworks New England

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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Meet Our People

September 25, 2023

Becca Regis ›

Becca joined the Playworks team in 2021 as an AmeriCorps coach and served for two years. This year she is excited to return as a site coordinator, and continue to…

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June 13, 2023

Heather Crowley ›

Heather joined Playworks in the spring of 2023 after more than a decade of working in a consulting role with a variety of non-profit organizations spanning a wide range of…

December 2, 2022

Renee Gaudette ›

Renee is a strategic, visionary and empathetic leader with 20 years of experience in the youth development field. She brings extensive knowledge of program development, strategic planning, organizational development and…

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