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August 8, 2019

Playworks Partners with the Zilber Family Foundation ›

Playworks Wisconsin is one of many local nonprofits receiving support from the Zilber Family Foundation this year.  A grant of $75,000 will support Playworks efforts to ensure safe and healthy play in the Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square, and Layton Boulevard neighborhoods.


February 4, 2019

“Everyone can play!” ›

Schools like Luther Burbank Elementary are partnering with Playworks, a non-profit that provides tools to create “safe and healthy play.” Playworks brings in coaches, helps train staff and set up games to help fit school needs. Students can pick from games like four-square, basketball, tag, and soccer.  

Biz Times Milwaukee

February 4, 2019

Playworks Names New Executive Director ›

Playworks Wisconsin welcomes Joel Peterson as the new Executive Director taking over after the departure of Deborah Lukovich, who was an active member of the transition team. Joel comes to Playworks from the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha where he served as the Manager of Diversity Development and Community Engagement since 2016.

Playworks TeamUp Helps Kids Have a Positive Playground Experience

February 22, 2018

United Way Features Playworks TeamUp in Waukesha ›

In an article published last month, United Way highlighted Playworks’ TeamUp program at Hadfield Elementary school in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Thanks to United Way’s Helping Kids Succeed initiative, our region has expanded to four new schools this year. We are grateful for their ongoing support of our mission to bring healthy, positive play to every kid.…