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Preface Launches Global Partnership with LessonUp, Cementing International Reach

(Below, L-R): LessonUp International Educational Development Lead Alice Dossche and Preface Founder & Executive Director Jonathan "JT" Wu celebrate the groundbreaking launch of their organizations' collaborative educational partnership. The joint effort represents LessonUp's first American partnership, as well as Preface's first foray into the European Union.


GWINNETT COUNTY, GA. & THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – With the start of a new school year brings a season of innovative technology and new outstanding partners to join the Preface model..

Starting this fall, Preface is proud to be partnering internationally with LessonUp, a web-based interactive learning platform based in the European Union. With the support and collaboration of the innovators at LessonUp, the Preface model will continue to empower and educate children across the nation – and now across the world.

“All of us here at Preface are thrilled to be partnering internationally with LessonUp to help supercharge educational efforts in communities across the globe! Our award-winning educational models have helped foster Equality Through Education and Early Childhood Literacy all across America, and we couldn’t be more grateful to be joining forces with Kars and all of Team LessonUp to streamline our high-impact service models and help students across Europe foster Literacy, Community, and Opportunity in their own backyards and beyond,” said Jonathan “JT” Wu, Preface’s Founder and Executive Director.

Kars Veling, Chief Executive Officer and Founder at LessonUp, shared similar sentiments. “As an interactive learning platform, LessonUp’s mission is to empower learning anywhere and inspire students everywhere. Preface does just that. JT and the Preface team empower student Ambassadors to become leaders within their own school communities. From there, younger generations are inspired to learn and become engaged students in the classroom."

The LessonUp partnership will allow Preface to streamline Ambassador trainings across Preface’s 11 current operational states by providing interactive training modules to educate ambassadors about the Preface mission, their roles as Ambassadors, frontline educational best-practices, and how to use various technologies and proprietary systems. The lessons are embedded with creative elements – drag and drop, videos, and open questions – which will further boost engagement among Ambassadors.

“Thanks to our cutting-edge partnership with LessonUp, Preface Ambassadors will be able to leverage best-in-class technologies to further enhance Preface’s award-winning virtual mentorship opportunities, while streamlining our Ambassador trainings to allow them to be even more immediately effective in their own communities,” added Wu.

“As Preface continues to reach more and more students across the US and now internationally, the team at LessonUp is ecstatic to provide back-end support like interactive training modules and lessons to their Ambassadors spread globally,” said Veling.

Preface is beyond grateful to their friends across the pond for their support of our educational mission, and Preface is excited to continue innovating with fantastic partners in ways that will help strengthen educational support for the next generation.

Additional information about the LessonUp platform can be found here.

About Preface:

Founded in 2019, Preface is a public-private philanthropic initiative dedicated to fostering Equality Through Education and early childhood literacy - often 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 students of all backgrounds. A federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization, Preface is proudly headquartered in Gwinnett County, Georgia and serves communities across America. Learn more at

About LessonUp:

Founded in 2015, LessonUp supports teachers to give high-quality education and provides an interactive presentation platform that enables teachers to inspire, motivate, and involve students through presentations, questions, quizzes and assignments. The LessonUp platform offers teachers access to an online lesson editor and to thousands of lessons shared by other teachers and professional content partners. In addition, LessonUp has an Academy full of webinars and workshops to get all the necessary tips and tricks. LessonUp has over 30,000 teachers globally who create, teach and share lessons every month. Learn more at

For further inquiries, contact:

Devon Naftzger

Chief Marketing Officer

Alice Dossche

International Education Development Lead

Preface Public Relations




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