About Playworks New York/New Jersey

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 York/New Jersey in 2009. Playworks New York/New Jersey serves low-income schools across the area through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across New York/New Jersey through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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Meet Our People


September 11, 2019

Peter Asebiomo ›

Peter Asebiomo is a Program Specialist for the Playworks New York/New Jersey region. Peter has been with Playworks since 2017, served as an AmeriCorps member for two years and enters…

April 3, 2019

Daniel Speciale ›

Daniel Speciale joins Playworks as a Regional Pro Trainer in Western New York responsible for delivering Playworks professional development training for youth-facing staff. Most recently he was a human services…

July 25, 2019

Robin Grossman ›

Robin Grossman is the Executive Director of Playworks New York/New Jersey. Robin provides leadership, vision, and strategy to the team based on her 25 years of experience in the nonprofit…

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