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

The latest from GVP regarding COVID-19

At this time, our highest priority at GVP is the continued wellbeing of our students and families, staff, and extended community of support. These are challenging times for many, and unprecedented times for everyone. As we all proceed one day at a time, GVP is committed to providing our community with the latest information about how we are navigating these uncertain and shifting circumstances with the needs of students and families top of mind.

To learn more about how we are supporting students and families, how you can help, and more, please check out our FAQs. For questions specifically regarding our cancelled gala Tribute to Education, please see our Tribute Cancellation FAQs. Finally, for the latest reflections and updates from GVP's Head of School, Dr. Amy Pelissero, please visit the "We Dream a World": Head of School Blog.

To the extent that each of us is able, this is a time for extending a hand to the most vulnerable among us. Our students and families represent the communities being hardest hit by the pandemic, and we are committed to doing everything we can to support them during this difficult time. If you would like to help support our services to GVP students and families, we invite you to make a financial contribution to GVP of whatever size you are able to during this time.

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The International Rescue Committee Atlanta in Atlanta is partnering with CORE to provide FREE Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing in Clarkston, GA this Saturday (May 30) & Sunday (May 31).

Testing will take place at Parc 1000 Apartments (1000 Montreal Rd E Clarkston, GA 30021) from 10AM-4PM. The tests are available to anyone who wants to be tested, with or without symptoms. Language interpreters will be available on-site for Afaan, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kiswahili, Lingala, Oromo, Sango, Spanish and Tigrinya.

Pre-registration online at www.coreresponse.org/covid19-atlanta is strongly encouraged. On-site registration is also available. Please wear a mask or face covering if you have one, masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided on-site. Spread the word and see you this weekend! #FreeCOVID19Testing #IRCAtlanta #CORE #Clarkston #GetTested
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From graduation to dining to social connection, these "during times" have been marked by both loss and innovation.

GVP's Car Parade to celebrate graduating students on May 16th was recently included in Decaturish's photo compilation "The COVID-19 pandemic in pictures: Caps, gowns and masks".
decaturish.com/2020/05/photos-the-covid-19-pandemic-in-pictures-caps-gowns-and-masks/
Take a look! Photos by Dean Hesse.
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Theatre classes over Zoom? We'll make it happen.

Synchronicity Theatre's Playmaking for Girls, an outreach program of Synchronicity Theatre, has long been a partner at GVP. In this video, Program Director Susie Purcell shares how theatre, dance, and movement exercises were adapted for remote learning so that GVP students could continue practicing using these tools to express themselves and share their stories.
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Congratulations to GVP Alumnae En Kawli Myint, who graduated from the New School this year and will attend Oglethorpe University to study engineering in the fall! 🎉🎉

Recognizing our remarkable alumnae as they continue their educational journeys is hugely important to us. As we roll out this series honoring our alumnae, please feel free to reach out to us if you have more info about where our alumnae are headed!
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GVP students often serve as literacy brokers early in their educational journeys, helping their families, communities, and each other navigate English even while they are still learning the language themselves.

In her blog post "Literacies in Action", Dr. Amy argues for educational practices that make literacy relevant to the everyday experiences of students from varied backgrounds. Read more here:
globalvillageproject.org/literacies-in-action/
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In case you missed it - on Sunday, May 17th, GVP Artist-in-Residence Elise Witt and multi-instrumentalist and composer Mick Kinney hosted a virtual concert from their home to benefit Global Village Project. The evening featured a collection of global, local, and homemade songs, including many GVP favorites!

Originally hosted via Facebook Live, the concert was recorded and is now available here.

To give to Global Village Project, please visit bit.ly/gvpcovidappeal. Thank you for your support.
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The New York Times recently reported that chronic absenteeism, a "problem in American education even in the best of times", has become an acute challenge faced by schools across the country because of remote learning.

In her blog post "Virtual Connections", originally published a week ago, Dr. Amy reflects on how this trend has impacted attendance rates at GVP. Read more here: globalvillageproject.org/virtual-connections/
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Back on the road!!

Yesterday, the GVP Team made another round of deliveries through Clarkston to drop off food for families and graduation gifts for our students who are moving on to high school. Congratulations to GVP's class of 2020 and to all our students for finishing another year of school. YOU DID IT!!
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In honor of the end of the school year, Dr. Amy's blog post "Better Together" takes a look back on how GVP has faced these last few months, and looks forward at the challenges and possibilities that lie ahead: globalvillageproject.org/better-together/ ... See MoreSee Less

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