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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August 23, 2021

Kawan Lever ›

Kawan joined the Playworks Wisconsin team as a Site Coordinator.

January 24, 2020

Denzel King ›

As Site Coordinator, Denzel helps to ensure a safe, fun, and inclusive recess and school environment at four schools in the Milwaukee area. He uses play and physical activity as motivators to encourage kids and adults to learn and practice…

September 22, 2017

Maggie Shanahan ›

As Site Coordinator , Maggie is responsible for leading and training successful Recess Teams at four schools, evaluating programming at schools, implementing social and emotional strategies with students, and leading student leadership programs. During Maggie’s three years with Playworks she…

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