About Playworks Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania in 2010. Playworks Pennsylvania serves low-income schools across Philadelphia through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Pennsylvania through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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September 21, 2021

Jess Keniston ›

Jess is passionate about creating spaces where every person feels appreciated and respected. Just starting out at Playworks, Jess is coming in with a B.A. in Psychology from Colorado College and two years of experience as a counselor at a…

September 11, 2018

Austin Zeller ›

Austin has always felt a connection to the power of play. He first joined the Playworks team in 2017. “Coach Stin” as he goes by on the school yard, began as a program coordinator with Playworks Southern California before transitioning…

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July 22, 2021

Amy Bram ›

Amy brings over 20 years of camp leadership experience to Playworks. She recently launched a family camp in Western Maryland, opened Horizon Day Camp, serving children with cancer and their siblings, worked as the Director of Exceptional Experiences at The…

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