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

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 comprehensive 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.

Finally, 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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"We are doing all that we can to continue to provide our students with an excellent education, and we are striving to keep them and their families connected to the resources they need, the community that they need, and to keep them engaged and learning."

Tune in for a message from Dr. Amy Pelissero, Head of School, about how Global Village Project is providing holistic support to students and families during COVID-19. We know that these are challenging times for all, and especially for the marginalized and vulnerable communities of which our refugee students and families are a part. We are committed to supporting them throughout this difficult period, both in and out of the virtual classroom.

If you would like to help support GVP students and families, the best way to help is by making a donation to GVP so that we can continue to provide services to them. Whether your can give $5 or $500, every gift makes a difference: secure.givelively.org/donate/global-village-project/gvp-covid-19-crisis-appeal
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Over a hundred food bags and a full bus route later, the GVP Team was still smiling under those beautiful blue skies! Last Friday, we completed our first round of delivering bags of food and other supplies to GVP families in Clarkston. This Friday we'll head out for round 2!

School closures and remote learning means students everywhere are missing out on free lunch every school day. We're doing our best to support students and families during this period, and if you'd like to help, please consider making a gift to GVP today!
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We're waving a virtual "hello" to you, wave back in the comments below and let us know how you are virtually connecting with others 👋🏻👋🏿👋🏽
We wanted to share some joy with you, our GVP community, but you ARE the joy that we share. Take a look at these snaps of joy from our GVP Welcome Walk last fall.
#snapsofjoy #virtualhello #gvpwelcomewalk #ww19 #connection @ Clarkston, Georgia
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At GVP, we're doing everything in our capacity to support students and families during this time, and so far, students and teachers are rockin' and rollin' with our new remote learning model! Here's a throwback to our last day on site, which we can't believe was only four days ago!

On Monday, all GVP families received an iPad with all the software needed for remote learning. Students practiced logging in and sending messages to teachers. Every student also received a thermometer and instructions for flu prevention, and we finished the half-day with an in-house lunch from the YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta!!

COVID-19 has thrown us all for a loop, but we're #inthistogether 👊 Stay tuned for more updates about what's happening (remotely) at GVP!
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Lucy Kocharyan, recipient of the 2020 International Women of Courage Award from the U.S. Department of State, did a Q&A today with GVP students to share about speaking up and using her voice to bring attention to issues affecting women and children in her home country of Armenia.

GVP students shared their own thoughts about gender inequality, the challenges women face, and the importance of being independent. Walking away from the discussion, one student said of Kocharyan, "I thought she was really inspiring."

Read more about Kocharyan and her activism against gender-based violence here: www.state.gov/2020-international-women-of-courage-award-recipients-announced/
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With presentations about famous immigrants, a migration dance choreographed by students, and songs about human and animal migration, GVP students put on quite the showcase at our Migrations Authors' Tea!! Thanks to everyone to came out to show their support - we had a huge crowd of GVP friends in the audience! #Steam #artseducation ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

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Quiet on the set! And...ACTION!! 🎥

Frank Mastrogiacomo came in again to teach our tech crew! Our students learned how to use a Canon DSLR in preparation for the Authors' Tea. They had a blast modeling for the camera! We also learned how to use the Panasonic camcorder and practiced dialogues and debates on-camera. Keep an eye out for our tech crew at the tea! 😎

P.S. Have you RSVP'd for our Authors' Tea yet?? You have 2 days left!! www.eventbrite.com/e/global-village-project-authors-tea-march-6-2020-tickets-85241474545?mc_cid=9...[UNIQID]
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