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

February 17, 2023

Abigail Sieman ›

Abbey joined the Playworks Indiana team in September of 2021 as the Engagement Specialist after recently graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Political Science and International Studies. It…

October 31, 2023

Charlene Hecht ›

Coach Charlene is so excited to be a part of the Playworks team as a Site Coordinator! Charlene recently graduated from UW-Oshkosh in Spring of 2023 with a Bachelor’s in…

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…

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