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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Meet Playworks New York/New Jersey

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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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…

February 13, 2023

Kasandra Cappon ›

Kasandra (“Kassy”) Cappon joined Playworks in 2023 as a Site Coordinator to support the Rochester City School District and serve the Greater Rochester/Western New York area. Kassy comes to Playworks…

November 25, 2020

Tyler Davis ›

Tyler Davis is a Program Specialist for Playworks NY/NJ. Tyler originally started with Playworks as an AmeriCorps member serving as a Program Coordinator in Buffalo, NY. Tyler attended SUNY-Fredonia where…

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