About Playworks Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin


Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Wisconsin in 2012. Playworks Wisconsin serves low-income schools across the Greater Milwaukee metro area and southern Wisconsin through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Wisconsin through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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Meet Our People


June 3, 2022

Keon Irving ›

Keon joined the Playworks Wisconsin team as a Site Coordinator.

September 22, 2017

Jena Barjenbruch ›

As Program Manager, Jena leads and empowers educators at multiple schools throughout four school districts to independently provide safe and healthy play for their students and ultimately transform overall school climate by delivering high quality on-site consultation and a variety…

August 25, 2021

Alyssa Kuhl ›

Playworks is all about positive play and inclusion which is right in my wheelhouse! I am certified as a Recreational Therapist which focuses on the use of play and leisure activities to support the social, emotional, and physical well being…

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We’re hiring! Join us on the playground or behind the scenes.

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