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


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…

January 3, 2023

Janay McClain-Kelly ›

Milwaukee native, Janay McClain-Kelly, is the Program Director for Playworks Wisconsin. She is responsible for leading and developing sustainable programming in Wisconsin. Under her leadership, she oversees program managers, site…

July 17, 2023

Charmaine Torma ›

Charmaine has dedicated both her professional and personal life to promoting diversity, inclusion, equity, and access for ALL individuals. For over 20 years, she has helped nonprofits of all types,…

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