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. Our AIM is help 285,000 kids in 475 schools by December 2020.

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September 22, 2017

Kim McCall ›

Kim McCall joined our team in January 2014 as New York/New Jersey executive director. A California native who has found her home in New York City, Kim brings nearly 20 years of extensive fundraising experience, ranging from American Heart Association…

September 22, 2017

Melba Fidalgo ›

As a program associate for Playworks New York/New Jersey, Melba has managed to keep up with her Superwoman persona. Melba is responsible for supporting all program staff including the executive team. She facilitates the on-boarding process for all staff which…

September 22, 2017

Henry Appiah ›

Henry Appiah is the program director for Playworks New York/New Jersey. Prior to becoming a program director, Henry served as a program manager in New Jersey for one year and before that was a program coordinator through AmeriCorps for one year.…

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