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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August 1, 2022

Michael Delfay ›

Michael joined the Playworks team in 2021 as an AmeriCorps member. He served as a Playworks coach at the Paul A. Dever Elementary School in Dorchester, MA for one year before transitioning to his role as a Site Coordinator. Michael…

September 8, 2021

Devon Torres ›

Devon Corinne Torres is a native of the South Coast and working as a New Bedford Site Coordinator. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Television and Dramatic Writing from the Savannah College of Art and…

December 5, 2022

Traneisha English ›

Traneisha English is a Director of Field Operations and has been with Playworks since 2018. She joined Playworks with ten years of experience in youth development and staff management. Prior to joining Playworks, Traneisha served as a Unit Director with…

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