Our Collaboration

With the support of generous donors, we partner with healthcare, educational and community organizations to distribute free games to help under-resourced children learn through play.

Our Collaborative Efforts include:

Coaching

our partners on the use of 'quick play' as a universal language of children, facilitating their engagement with the children they serve through play.

Working

with educators to ensure our games cater to developmental needs of children aged 3-8.

Advocating

and raising funds to support the importance of play and early learning skills in a child's educational journey by providing FREE educational games, like Alphabet Zoop. 

Our Story

Learn about Alphabet Zoop and the people behind Project: Play2Learn and our 30 years of helping children to learn through play.

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Our Board of Directors

Project: Play2Learn has a team of professionals with a diverse range of skills and expertise, sharing a passion to help children, regardless of background or circumstances. By leveraging strengths, empathy, and commitment, we are confident in our ability to provide underprivileged children with educational resources to experience learning through play.
Priscilla Jane Ryder
Board Member, Executive Director

Priscilla has many years of experience as an inventor, entrepreneur, and educator of immigrant and refugee children. She now dedicates her time as Executive Director of Project: Play2Learn. By focusing on providing pocket-size learning resources for play, she strives to promote educational equity and inspire a love of learning among young children through Project: Play2Learn.

Tim Jacoby
Board Member, Treasurer and Clerk

Tim Jacoby, retired Deloitte Partner, and Independent Director, brings a wealth of financial knowledge and expertise to the organization. He ensures that the financial resources are used efficiently, effectively, and transparently; safeguarding the organization's long-term sustainability.

Dorota Keverian
Board Member

Dorota Keverian is instrumental with her extensive for-profit and non-profit experience including Chairman of the Board of Directors of Plan International USA. Dorota’s compassion and skills in talent management, organizational change, strategy, and performance improvement, make her a valuable team member as we strive to scale operations and build relationships.

As we grow, we aim to strengthen our board with greater Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) members including a pediatrician, legal and technical experts, and community leaders representing the children we serve. By bringing together a team of passionate and skilled professionals, along with outside collaborating partners, we are confident that Project: Play2Learn will evolve into a sustainable and impactful non-profit helping promote education equity and social justice through play for the most vulnerable US children.

Our Generous Supporters

Michael Emberley
Artist

Michael Emberly is an award-winning creator of books for children. His most recent awards include:
2023: The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book as author and illustrator of I Did It.
2022: The Children's Book of the Year in Ireland for his illustrations in the picture book Our Big Day.
He is the author and illustrator for his own books as well as collaborates with others on books, interactive products, album cover, and games, including Alphabet Zoop.

Caleb Ng
Graphic Designer

Caleb helped to set up the design of the Project: Play2Learn cards for print and this website.

We welcome and greatly appreciate all the generous contributions from Family and Corporate Foundations, Government Grants, DAF and Individual Donations that support the work of Project: Play2Learn.
Project: Play2Learn (Corp.) was incorporated under the General Laws of the Commonwealth of MA on Jan 9, 2023, and recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 92-2409007) and operates through Fiscal Sponsorship by Players Philanthropy Fund (PPF) a Maryland charitable trust under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID: 27-6601178). 

Our Board chooses to partner with PPF as Players Philanthropy Fund has the highest nonprofit ratings with a "Give with Confidence" certification from Charity Navigator and Platinum Transparency from Candid, allowing Project: Play2Learn to be efficient and cost effective.
Contributions to Project: Play2Learn are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. https://www.guidestar.org/profile/92-2409007