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

October 17, 2017

Asia Wisecarver ›

Born in the Northwest, Asia Wisecarver joined Playworks in 2015. She graduated from Stevenson High School in southwest Washington in 2000 and attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, where she received a degree in Psychology in 2004. Her latest educational…

December 3, 2018

Taylor Timms ›

Taylor was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and is a graduate of Arizona State University. Forks Up! As an advocate for social and juvenile justice, she planned to become a juvenile probation officer. After graduating with a degree in…

April 20, 2021

Maura Stine ›

Maura is the newest member of Playworks, and 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.…

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