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September 13, 2017



Global Village Project will remain closed on Thursday, September 14th. No GVP students, volunteers, or interns should report. All faculty and staff who are able, should report. Please remain safe.

Please check Global Village Project and DeKalb County School District’s website, emails, calling posts, social media, and/or local news media outlets for updates regarding the weather and school closures.

September 12, 2017



Following DeKalb County School District, Global Village Project will remain closed on September 13th due to Hurricane Irma. No GVP students, volunteers, or interns should report on Wednesday. All faculty and staff are expected to report, if possible. Please remain safe.

Please check Global Village Project and DeKalb County School District’s website, emails, calling posts, social media, and/or local news media outlets for updates regarding the weather and school closures.

September 10, 2017



DeKalb County School District will be closed on Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th. GVP will also be closed to students on both days. No volunteers or interns should report on Monday and Tuesday. Hurricane Irma may cause high winds, heavy rain, & power outages. Please be safe. 

Please check Global Village Project and DeKalb County School District’s website, emails, calling posts, social media, and/or local news media outlets for updates regarding the weather and school closures.



August 14, 2017

Register for Connecting Communities Walk 2017!

On Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM, Global Village Project, a tuition-free, nonprofit private middle school for refugee girls, will hold its Fifth Annual Connecting Communities Walk. CCW is a 4.3 mile walk along the PATH Trail between Clarkston, where most refugees start their new lives in Georgia, and Decatur, where our school is located. We hope that you will join us in supporting newly arrived refugee girls and their families, by sponsoring our walk and/or walking with us! 

GVP students arrive in the United States eager for education. Some are older than traditional middle school age. Most have had little previous formal education because the violence and instability that forced them to flee their home countries made it unsafe to go to school. All dream of finishing high school, and attending college. Most are the first in their families to go to college. We believe they deserve that opportunity, and our innovative high school preparatory program and nurturing environment give these highly motivated girls space to grow into very successful students and empowered citizens. Every dollar we raise by walking helps provide life-changing educational opportunity to refugee girls at GVP.




REGISTER to walk with us

Click here to register yourself as an individual walker.


SPONSOR the event through your business

Click here to sign up your business or organization as a walk sponsor.

Learn more about the benefits of sponsorship. 


Help us raise support by building your own FUNDRAISING ‘team’ 

Click here to become a fundraiser for the Connecting Communities Walk.

Click here for instructions on creating a peer-to-peer fundraising page for CCW 2017.


VOLUNTEER to help the day of the event

Email to get more information about volunteering for the event on November 4th.





July 10, 2017

We’re Hiring!

Donor Relations Manager (FT)

Bus Driver (PT)

(Please see position description for details about how to apply.)

May 16, 2017



Saturday, May 20 at 10AM

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church

5140 Memorial Dr

Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Join us to celebrate the 2016-2017 Form 3 girls as they leave us to continue their educational journeys! Graduation will be held in the sanctuary, followed by a potluck in the courtyard. Feel free to bring a dish to share!

April 10, 2017

Art Show Benefiting GVP Sunday, April 23, 2017!

(You can invite others, too!)
Janet Wells
The Jane Project

January 23, 2017

Tickets now available for Tribute to Education 2017!

January 6, 2017

EARLY DISMISSAL Friday: Jan 6, 2017 at 12:45PM


Following DeKalb County Schools, GVP will release students early on Friday, January 6th. Early buses will leave after lunch and cleaning at 12:45PM, and Route 3 will leave as soon as possible, hopefully by 1:30PM. All staff will be released by 2PM. Have a good weekend!

December 24, 2016

GVP Frequently Asked Questions




What does GVP do?

Global Village Project operates an innovative high school preparatory program that serves teenage refugee girls who have interrupted education and limited English proficiency.  We also operate a mentor program to support alumnae who are now in high school and college. GVP was founded in 2009 by tutors and volunteers who had been working with refugee after school and Saturday programs. They recognized that many refugee young women, resettled and placed into local public middle and high schools, needed more intensive and individualized support to help them succeed academically and socially.  With a strong educational foundation and ongoing support, GVP alumnae are staying in school, graduating, and going to college. At least 15 GVP graduates are enrolled in area colleges and universities including Berry College, Agnes Scott College, Georgia State, and Georgia Tech.


How many students do you serve and where do they come from?

We enroll about 40 students in our full day academic program.  Our students have been in this country for 3 years or less.  This year they come from 15 countries including Afghanistan, Burma, Central African Republic, Nepal, Rwanda, Syria, and Somalia. We serve more than 75 students and alumnae in our mentoring program.


Why do you serve girls and not boys, too?

Globally, it is estimated that more than 130 million girls are not in school. Of the more than 120 million young people between the ages of 15 and 24 who cannot read or write, 61% are women. GVP students are representative of these statistics. Their lives and opportunities have been directly impacted by war, displacement, economic hardship and cultural norms that place a low priority on girls’ formal education. As an all-female learning community, GVP empowers refugee girls to learn, take risks, work collaboratively and creatively, ask questions, imagine new paths for their lives, and pursue the dreams that led them to this place.


How do these girls come to your school?

Most of our students are referred to us by other refugee serving agencies, including New American Pathways, IRC Atlanta, Catholic Charities, and World Relief.  We also receive many applicants through word-of-mouth, recommended by friends and families.


Why can’t these students go to public school?

We admit refugee young women ages 11-18 who arrive in this country with interrupted, limited or no formal education.  They typically have Kindergarten through 2nd grade skills in reading and math when they arrive at our school and limited or no English language proficiency. Public schools often do not have the resources to provide older students like these with the intensive support and individualized instruction they need to “catch up” and succeed in high school.


How do you fund your programs?

Our organization is funded mostly through private donations from individuals and foundations.  We do have some federal funding through the Refugee School Impact Grant. Our students’ families pay no tuition; lunch and transportation are also provided free of charge.


I have some wonderful barely used clothing and books—can I donate them to your school?

No, we do not have the storage space to take in-kind donations but hope you will visit our school’s Wish List if you would like to purchase and donate particular items. We also have a winter essentials drive (socks, gloves, hats, and scarves) in December each year, but we ask for new items only and that you speak with our staff before making any donations. Otherwise, please go to our website and consider making an online contribution to our school.


How can I help? 

We depend on private donations to support our school and provide full scholarships for all of our students.  The best way to help is to sign up as a monthly recurring donor.  For just $50 per month, less than one average trip to the grocery store, a GVP student is able to eat lunch at Agnes Scott College every day.  We have a “Donate Now” button on our website homepage, and that is the easiest way to give.  Please also follow us on your social media accounts and help us spread the word about our school.


How can I sign up to volunteer at GVP? 

Sign up on our website under “Get Involved”. We have more than 150 volunteers weekly who act as tutors, mentors, lunch walkers, classroom helpers, and office helpers. We have great group opportunities to fundraise for GVP during our Connecting Communities Walk or to serve by providing lunch for our students when Agnes Scott is closed.  Contact our staff and find out more!






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