A Singular Education

Global Village Project is the only school in the country dedicated to educating refugee girls who have had their education interrupted.
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It Only Takes One

Each and every girl we educate has the potential to not only change her life and that of her family’s, but also her community and even the world. Your gift helps us prepare our students to be undaunted, and allows us to pioneer an innovative model of refugee education to share with educators globally. DONATE NOW >

Merging Many Worlds

Our 45 students come from 1 of 12 African or Asian countries and collectively speak 15 languages—from French to Kinyarwanda and Kirundi to Matu Chin. APPLY FOR ADMISSION >

Arts are integral to teaching and learning at GVP providing students with ongoing experiences that give them tools to express themselves and learn that creative pursuits are a part of innovative thinking. Music, performing, and visual arts act as a means for students to display their strengths, knowledge and identities. Now, with a recent grant from a generous partner, GVP will substantially enhance its STEAM offering over the next two years.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) is an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to 21st century teaching and learning that emphasizes creativity, communication, and collaboration.
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Students served by Global Village Project since 2009

When a student arrives at GVP:

  • she is 13 years old (on average)
  • she speaks 2–3 languages
  • she comes from 1 of 12 African or Asian countries
  • she has missed an average of 3 years of school (and up to 6)
  • she has been in the US for less than 3 years

A GLOBAL VILLAGE PROJECT UPDATE

Transforming Leadership Team to Expand Education for Refugee Teenage Girls

Read our June 2019 Press Release

Global Village Welcome Walk 2019 is on November 2!

Share in our story and impact by participating in this year's welcoming event.

Please join us as we walk from Clarkston — where most of our students begin their new life in Georgia – to Global Village Project’s home in downtown Decatur. The Welcome Walk highlights the connection between these two cities and their vast potential to support Atlanta’s refugee community. When we can unite in educating the young women who, with their families, have survived political persecution, conflict and often war-torn journeys to the U.S., we know we are showcasing the best that our community has to offer. The walk will start at the Refuge Coffee Co. and end at GVP where we will hold our Finish Line Celebration, complete with all the necessary festivities! 

Create a personal fundraising page for the 2019 Global Village Welcome Walk to share your GVP story:

  • STEP 1: Choose team fundraising or personal fundraising: Either way, you get your own customizable personal page - building a team allows you to invite others to create their own page so you can fundraise together!
  • STEP 2: Choose your picture, color, and personal fundraising goal: You get to customize your page - it should represent you and your passion for refugee education. 
  • STEP 3: Share, share, SHARE: Your friends and family can't support your fundraiser if you don't tell them about it! Share what GVP means to you by social media, email, and good old-fashioned word of mouth - and link to your page, of course!
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Congratulations to another GVP Alumna who recently became a citizen AND registered to vote. Her smile tells all: achieving her dreams one step at a time. Just like GVP; we dream a world, one girl at a time. Celebrations are in order, comment below! 👇🏽👇🏻👇🏿
#citizenship #congrats #refugee #alumna
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We're sure you've heard about the Global Village Welcome Walk! Have you heard about our personal fundraising?
Head to bit.ly/FundraiserWW19 to create a fundraising page for the 2019 Global Village Welcome Walk and share your GVP story:

STEP 1: Choose team fundraising or personal fundraising: Either way, you get your own customizable personal page - building a team allows you to invite others to create their own page so you can fundraise together!

STEP 2: Choose your picture, color, and personal fundraising goal: You get to customize your page - it should represent you and your passion for refugee education.

STEP 3: Share, share, SHARE: Your friends and family can't support your fundraiser if you don't tell them about it! Share what GVP means to you by social media, email, and good old-fashioned word of mouth - and link to your page, of course!

#Fundraising #Atlanta #Refugees #welcomerefugees #education #GVPWelcomeWalk
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Don't miss out on the October 5th Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby! Sure to be lots of fun, and all proceeds go to GVP 🤩
#Decatur #AtlantaEvents #SoapboxDerbyThe 9th annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby needs your support.

We love the community spirit that makes Decatur such a special place, and we are honored to do what we do as volunteers because we know that events like the Derby make our community stronger. We hope you’ll take a minute to review our 2019 sponsor opportunities and consider sponsoring this year’s derby. 100% of all sponsorship dollars go directly to our beneficiary Global Village Project.

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GA TAX CREDIT PROGRAM TIP #4
GET A DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR TAX CREDIT!
You can receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit, at no extra cost! How? By redirecting some of your GA state taxes to a scholarship fund for Global Village Project! Pledge deadline is December 15th! Pledge now at www.Apogeebase.com/donate #Apogee #GATaxCreditProgram #GlobalVillageProject
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VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY COFFEE 👋🏼☕👋🏾
GVP loves our volunteers, and we know many of our volunteers love coffee! Last week we invited all volunteers to have a coffee and visit with Head of School Dr. Amy Pelissero and other staff. If you would like to become a GVP volunteer, you can find our Volunteer Application and descriptions of Volunteer Roles on our website's Engage section here: globalvillageproject.org/engage/volunteer/
#volunteer #DecaturGA #DekalbCounty #GeorgiaNonprofit #coffee #community @ Global Village Project
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MUSICAL MONDAYS AT GVP 🥁🎹🎸 Last week started ukelele classes for Form 3 with Haji Basim, piano classes for Form 2 with Penelope Williams, and percussion classes for Form 3 wih Omelika Kuumba. Big thanks to our instrument teachers and classroom volunteers!
#music #education #piano #ukelele #percussion
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Say hello to our 2019-2020 Americorps Service Members! 👋 Raghav and Elizabeth spent the day shadowing our students - including the daily trip to @agnesscottcollege ! Welcome them with encouragement for their service journey below 👇
#americorps #lunch #school #welcome
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TAKE A HIKE 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️
Our Form 3 students are preparing for a trip to the Len Foote Hike Inn! Here's a glimpse of their training today.
#gvpgirls #girlpower #hiking
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Good news about Apogee - it doesn't take much to qualify to participate! 📚
Pledge now at www.Apogeebase.com/donate

GA TAX CREDIT PROGRAM TIP #3
DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH YOU PAY IN GA STATE TAXES?
You choose how much of your taxes you want to redirect as a scholarship donation - any GA taxpayer can participate. Max for individuals is $1,000 and for couples is $2,500. Pledge deadline is December 15th! #Apogee #GATaxCreditProgram #GlobalVillageProject @ Global Village Project
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