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Preface Welcomes 2020 Expansion Directors to Support Continued Growth


A newly established and highly selective development program will train and equip dedicated personnel for outreach in key states, further accelerating adoption of the Preface model.

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA. – Building on its robust initial results and a continued drumbeat of national interest, Preface has officially launched its 2020 Expansion Director Initiative (“EDI”), signaling an outlook of enhanced growth and continued expansion into communities across America. Leveraging the talents of an accomplished group of young professionals, the EDI will serve to initiate and jumpstart institutional partnerships across the country – especially as Preface’s innovative relational model continues to become more vital to educators in a digital learning environment.

“We’re beyond excited to welcome our inaugural 2020 Class of Expansion Directors into the Preface family,” said Jonathan “JT” Wu, Founder & Executive Director of Preface. “Building the inaugural class of any highly selective program is no easy task, so we couldn’t be more grateful to have partnered with the Princeton University Center for Career Development to jumpstart this initiative with exceptional talent. As we here at Preface continue fighting to empower students and foster early childhood literacy across the nation, we’re confident that the work our Expansion Directors are doing today will fundamentally transform the lives of the next generation for years to come.”

Wu added that the diverse array of passions and perspectives embodied by the 2020 Expansion Directors further highlights the broad-based appeal that the Preface model can hold for communities across the country. With the inclusion of such a talented group of individuals to support expansionary efforts, Preface appears poised to continue enhancing the educational conversation around the nation – with a multilingual twist.

Selected out of an impressive field of applicants, the following individuals were officially chosen to form Preface’s 2020 Class of Expansion Directors:

About Preface:

Founded in 2019, Preface is a public-private philanthropic initiative dedicated to fostering early childhood literacy… with a multilingual twist! Partnering with educators and community leaders, Preface empowers local high schoolers to give back to their communities and bridge opportunity gaps by fostering literacy among young ESOL students. A federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization, Preface is proudly headquartered in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Learn more at

For further inquiries, contact:

Jonathan “JT” Wu

Founder & Executive Director

Devon Naftzger

Chief Marketing Officer




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