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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April 12, 2019

LaToya Pearson ›

LaToya Pearson is the Program Associate for Playworks New York City, New Jersey and Western New York. LaToya has been with Playworks since 2015 and served as an AmeriCorps coach for 3 years, a site coordinator for 6 months and…

October 27, 2020

Brianna Thomas ›

Brianna Thomas is a Site Coordinator for Playworks New York/New Jersey. Brianna started her journey with Playworks as an AmeriCorsp member serving as a Recess Coach. Her career started when she was 14 years old, when she entered a summer…

September 4, 2020

Dontae Privette ›

Dontae Privette is ecstatic about being part of the team at Playworks as an community engagement and program specialist, and is a strong believer in the impact of play. After studying psychology at Kutztown University, Dontae developed a deep passion…

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