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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August 30, 2022

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…

September 9, 2022

Cali Hodge ›

Born and raised in Portland, Cali first started with Playworks in 2018 as an AmeriCorps Coach at Longfellow Elementary in San Francisco. After returning to the Pacific Northwest, Cali continued…

July 12, 2023

Samuel Sorscher ›

Sam was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and moved to Portland to attend Lewis & Clark College. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Hispanic Studies. It was…

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