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

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…

September 1, 2022

Marie DeShelter ›

Marie was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz where she received a B.A. in Sociology…

September 1, 2022

Paige Evans ›

Paige was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from University of California, Riverside with a B.A. in English in 2013. She moved to Portland, OR in 2016 to…

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