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

We're kicking off our next chapter!

It's the start of our 11th school year, and we can't wait for what the new year will bring.

This weekend we enrolled 41 students to start the 2019-2020 school year - 20 young women are new to the school! With so many new faces, we're spending the first week building our community, teaching each other about GVP's core values, and orienting new students to what it means to be a GVP girl. 

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For the 2019-2020 school year, GVP students received free backpacks donated by Icna Atlanta 🎒 GVP is grateful for partner organizations that support our students in vital ways, like giving them a bookbag to carry their study materials to and from school.
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GVP celebrates when our students, alumnae, and families reach their goals! Last week, one alumna became a citizen of the United States of America. This is a years-long process and takes hard work! Congratulate her in comments below 🎉
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Doesn't this look amazing?! 😍
The beginning of the school year means we have in-house lunch at GVP. Thank you to our sponsors these first two weeks: an Anonymous donor covered our first 4 days of school, Ellen Bender and her daughter and friend participated for pizza Friday, and yesterday we had cuisine cooked and donated by a GVP parent, Barwin Musa. (If you're looking for catering, look no further!)
Contact us if you're interested in sponsoring a meal before August 28, when we head back to Agnes Scott College - where we usually go for our nutritious lunches. You can choose to sit and eat with us as well, if you would like! Thanks to Ms. Denise for coordinating food, lunch staff, and cleaning for the first 4 weeks of school!
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Week 1 of the 2019-2020 school year at GVP can officially be declared a SUCCESS! We started off the week with some "get-to-know-you"s, but GVP students have finally begun their usual classes, becoming this year's Form 1, Form 2, and Form 3. (We don't do grades here, remember?)
We have so much to look forward to this school year. As our GVP friends, please join us on this journey. It takes a village, and you are ours. 🤗 Stay tuned!
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School is back in session! GVP welcomes our 2019-2020 students for the first day of the school year. We've spent the day learning about each other and what makes us the GVP family, completing STEAM activities, art projects, reading and math assessments, and one of our favorite community activities, SINGING. We thank our teachers, staff, and coordinators who are all hands on deck this week. Help us welcome this year's GVP students in the comments below! #girls #empowerment #education #refugees #welcome #firstdayofschool #nonprofit @ Global Village Project ... See MoreSee Less

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This weekend we held GVP's Enrollment Day at Clarkston Public Library! Our newly accepted & returning students met staff, teachers and support team, filled-out paperwork, and got bus and school schedule information. We always appreciate this time to get ourselves in order before the school year begins. Thanks to our Enrollment Day coordinator & GVP Operations Manager, Ms. Denise! Also special thanks to all the interpreters, volunteers, GVP alumnae, staff and faculty that supported this event!
Now we can start of our 2019-2020 school year!! #HereWeGo #BackToSchool #GlobalVillageProject
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Yesterday our GVP Mentors and Mentees got together for a Back to School Pool Party! Most of these students will be heading into their next year of high school, and we are excited to see what they will do next. For now, they're happy to have one last summer pool party. Thanks to Michelle Kuperman, our Mentor Program Coordinator, and all of the mentors and volunteers who helped make the event such a success!
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Our Community Engagement Manager, Teni-Ola Ogunjobi, is ending her time on GVP’s staff this week. Teni-Ola has headed community engagement, including overseeing our service member programs, communications, and partnerships for the past 3 years. We would like to thank Teni-Ola for her years of service and wish her much success in her next chapter. We will miss you! #GoodLuck ... See MoreSee Less

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Today we celebrated our Arts Coordinator, Kimberli Render’s upcoming hiatus away from the school. She is headed to New York to sing with the Metropolitan Opera at the Lincoln Center! You can see her perform with the Porgy and Bess Chorus between September and October at The Metropolitan Opera. We wish her luck and await her return. See you soon Ms. Kimberli! #GVPstaff #ArtsCoordinator #OperaSinger #TheMetOpera @ Global Village Project Kimberli Render, soprano ... See MoreSee Less

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Yesterday we celebrated our 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Members, D’Nasha Harkness & Macy Hill. Last week they completed their Notre Dame Mission Volunteers-AmeriCorps service. D’Nasha & Macy have been vital members of the GVP team and have made significant impact throughout their time with us. We are grateful to have them serve as our School Support AmeriCorps Members over the past 11-months. Thanks to Alison Sheldon and our Notre Dame Mission Volunteers family for providing us with awesome AmeriCorps members like D’Nasha & Macy! We wish them so much luck on their next journeys: D’Nasha will be headed Boston to pursue a Masters in Social Work. She will also serve one more year with AmeriCorps as a case manager in refugee resettlement. Macy will be working as a program facilitator in a nonprofit and working in the financial crimes field! #AmeriCorps #NDMVA #GettingThingsDone #ThankYou #GoodLuck ... See MoreSee Less

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