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

PJ Dever ›

As Executive Director, PJ is responsible for leading and developing sustainable impact in Wisconsin and oversees two program managers, six site coordinators, and two Pro trainers that provide a range of services to 50+ schools each year, empowering them to…

September 9, 2022

Krystin Taylor ›

Krystin joined Playworks Wisconsin 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…

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

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