About Playworks Pacific Northwest

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 Pacific Northwest

Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Pacific Northwest in 2009. Playworks Pacific Northwest serves low-income schools across the Portland metro area through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Pacific Northwest through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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Meet Our People

September 9, 2022

Nico Orti ›

As a Site Ccoordinator, Nico loves to move around and infuse positivity in all his activities. New to Playworks, he is looking forward to sparking positive changes on the playground and having that trickle down through the hallways and classrooms…

March 20, 2023

Maura Stine ›

Maura comes to the organization by way of Fruit and Flower Child Development Center and Portland Community College Athletic Department. She has a passion for athletics, physical activity, and bringing those opportunities to children. Maura earned her bachelors and graduate…

November 28, 2022

Casey Gackle ›

From Tacoma, Washington, Casey began his journey with Playworks in November of 2022 as a Program Specialist in the Pacific Northwest Seattle area. Casey has his B.A. in Business Administration and a minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation from Western Washington…

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