Our Mission Statement:

Games for Change empowers game creators and social innovators to drive real-world impact through games.

What we do:

Founded in 2004, Games for Change empowers game creators and social innovators to drive real-world change using games that help people to learn, improve their communities, and contribute to make the world a better place. We convene stakeholders through our annual G4C Festival and foster the exchange of ideas and resources through workshops and consulting projects. We inspire youth to explore civic issues and learn 21st-century and STEM skills through our Student Challenge and train educators to run game design classes on impact games. We incubate projects through our game design challenges and executive production expertise in coalition building. We act as an amplifier by curating and evangelizing games for change to the public through our games arcades and awards.

To learn more about our current and past projects, visit our Lab page.

Games for Change is a 501(c)3, nonprofit corporation.

We proudly create change from New York City.

Meet the Staff

  • Susanna-Pollack

    Susanna Pollack


    Susanna Pollack is the President of Games for Change, the leading global advocate for the power of games as drivers of social impact. In her role there, she produces the annual Games for Change Festival, the largest gaming event in New York, dubbed by national media as “the Sundance of video games.” Read more

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    Emily Treat

    VP, Production Services, Games for Change

    Working as a VP of Production Services, Emily is extending her expertise to oversee social impact game projects at the Games for Change Lab. Drawing from her designer-producer background, she works closely with impact partners, designers, developers, and other team members to produce and advise on high-quality games that meet the standards and mission of Games for Change. Read more

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    Sara Cornish

    Senior Director, Programs & Strategy

    Sara is the Senior Director of Programs and Strategy at Games for Change, where she develops new partnership-driven projects and leads on learning programs. In 2015, Sara developed and launched the first G4C Student Challenge in NYC public schools, which has since scaled nationally. She curated the Games for Learning Summit in 2016, and helped establish the first Games for Learning Working Group. Read more

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    Meghan Ventura

    Community Manager, Games for Change

    Meghan Ventura is responsible for cultivating the community presence of Games for Change. She previously worked with the Washington, D.C., chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and urban games group DCGames, organizing events and connecting local developers. Read more

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    Tania Hack

    Sr. Manager, Production Services

    Working as the Sr. Manager of Production Services, Tania supports a variety of client and community-facing programs at G4C. She oversees the production of G4C’s digital and live arcades, including the G4C Arcade at the Tribeca Family Day Fair, the G4C Arcade Playlist on the LRNG platform and she also oversees the annual G4C Awards – a prestigious game competition celebrating the year’s best games for impact and learning. She works as a project manager for G4C’s ‘Lab Services’ arm, supporting design challenges, pop-up arcades, executive production of games and more. Read more

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    Kevin Duggan

    Director of Development

    Kevin Duggan specializes in planning, fundraising and organizational development for nonprofit cultural organizations, particularly those making innovative use of media and technology. In addition to Games for Change, clients have included Tribeca Film Institute, Independent Television Service, Anthology Film Archives, Harvestworks, Eyebeam, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Jewish Museum, School of Visual Arts, the Atlantic Foundation, and many others. Previously, Kevin served as Senior Advancement Officer at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) and Senior Program Officer for Services, Technology at the New York Foundation for the Arts, where he was responsible for NYFA’s arts and technology programs. Read more

Board of Directors

Advisory Board