A Singular Education

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

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.


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


Transforming Leadership Team to Expand Education for Refugee Teenage Girls

Read our June 2019 Press Release

Hope to see you at our 10-Year Reunion!

We're hosting a reunion weekend in June, and we want our whole community to come out.

We can't wait to see you on June 8th as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary school year with a reunion and picnic! We look forward to sharing food and fun and showcasing stories and voices from our community with singing, instrumental music, storytelling, poetry sharing, speaking, and more! Please help us get an accurate headcount by RSVPing at the link below.

Other big events that weekend...

On June 9th we will launch an Alumnae Advisory Council! If you're a GVP alumna who is 18+ or a rising high school senior, please join us on Sunday, June 9th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm to participate in the formation of our new Alumnae Advisory Council (AAC). The AAC retreat for all interested GVP alumnae will take place the day after the picnic and will be followed by a dinner. Please consider joining us for these very special events and spread the word!

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Two of our girls took advantage of an amazing opportunity to attend a leadership training with The Bessie Coleman Aerospace Legacy today. The 5-hour training took place at the Delta Inflight Training Center. The purpose of the training was to introduce the young females to aviation careers like pilots, air traffic controllers, aerospace engineers, safety, business, space and UAV. Thanks to the Bessie Colman Aerospace Legacy for the free training, our friends at Most Valuable Kids of Greater Atlanta for connecting us to this opportunity, and Atlanta Dream for the tickets. #BessieColeman #Aerospace #AviationCareers #MVK #AtlantaDream #MentorProgram #GlobalVillageProject

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Throwing it back to our last two Summer Book Club sessions at the Clarkston Public Library on June 25th and July 9th. Thanks to celebrity guest readers, Teni-Ola Ogunjobi of GVP and Rep. Bee Nguyen of the Georgia House of Representatives, for reading to the students. We have just 2 more sessions left. See you week at the library from 4-6pm. There will environment themed fun, guest readers, reading time one-on-one, and more. All GVP students, alumnae, and friends are welcome! #SummerBookClub #GlobalVillageProject #WeLoveToRead #TBT ... See MoreSee Less

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Today there is NO Summer Book Club session! This is our off week for book club so no students or volunteers should report to the Clarkston Public Library. We will see everyone for book club next week on Tuesday, July 9th at the library from 4-6pm! #NoBookClub #GlobalVillageProject ... See MoreSee Less

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GVP's administrative office is closed this week: July 1st - July 5th. The office will reopen on Monday, July 8th. #GlobalVillageProject #HappySummer ... See MoreSee Less

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This week, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners presented a proclamation officially declaring June 20 as #WorldRefugeeDay in DeKalb County! Thank you Commissioner Steve Bradshaw for your leadership and continued support of new Americans in DeKalb. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to everyone that participated in book club this week. Next week, there is NO Summer Book Club session at the Clarkston Public Library! From July 1-5, GVP will be closed for the holiday and summer break. There will be no book club on July 2nd. #NoBookClub #HappyWeekend ... See MoreSee Less

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This month our Summer 2019 Interns began their service with GVP! We’re highlighting our five interns: Hanna, Aartika, Sophia, Marlee, and Ferrin.

Hanna Baniassad is one of our Summer Nonprofit Administration & Materials Interns. She is a rising high school senior. She loves performing and is the president of her school’s theatre department. She is interested in the field of economics and hopes to pursue a career in the treasury department.

Aartika Shrivastava is one of our Summer Nonprofit Administration & Materials Interns. She just finished her first year as a pre-medical student at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She majors in neuroscience and economics, and she hopes to attend medical school afterwards. She has participated in choirs for the past eleven years and has performed in beautiful and historic locations such as the Vatican City and the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Sophia Minnillo is one of our Summer Literacy & Book Club Interns. She has studied at Emory University for the past 3 years. She majors in Linguistics and French Studies with a focus in second language acquisition and language testing. She’s studied five languages other than English and wants to study more!

Marlee Hoggard is one of our Summer Literacy & Book Club Interns. She studies at Agnes Scott College. She majors in Sociology and minors in Film and Media Studies. Marlee is a musical theatre person! She loves singing and acting.

Ferrin Tinter is our Community Engagement Intern. She attends Oglethorpe University. She majors is Communications with a minor in Non Profit Management. She likes to do improv.

Welcome to GVP summer interns! GVP hosts interns year-round, learn more at globalvillageproject.org/engage/jobs-internships/ #GVPinterns #SummerInterns #GlobalVillageProject #WCW
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We’re back at it today at Summer Book Club at the Clarkston Public Library! All GVP students, alumnae, and community members are welcome. Come have fun reading, singing, & do a fun food activity with volunteers and book club coordinators. Join us today from 4-6pm. #SummerBookClub ... See MoreSee Less

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