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 50 students come from 1 of 19 countries of origin in Africa, Asia, and South America, and they collectively speak 26 different languages—from French to Kinyarwanda and Arabic to Karen. 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 10+ countries of origin in Asia, Africa, and South America
  • 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

GVP Welcomes Elizabeth Elango Bintliff, new CEO and Head of School

Read our August 2020 Press Release and Elizabeth's Message to the Community

Join us for the 2020 Welcome Walk - going virtual this year!

Every year, the Global Village Welcome Walk is a chance for our friends to come together and walk in the spirit of welcome. This year we're taking our event virtual - and taking the vision to welcome refugees and immigrants everywhere as far as possible. Learn more about the 2020 Welcome Walk, taking place November 22nd-28th this year, by visiting the event page below!

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#Throwback to last spring when GVP's Rising Scholars Society completed a scavenger hunt to practice teamwork and problem-solving! Rising Scholars Society is a program for GVP's graduating class that focuses on 21st century leadership skills, high school preparation, and college and career readiness. This year's Rising Scholars Society is fully remote, but the students are still rockin' it! ... See MoreSee Less

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Every week, students in GVP's Songwriters' Club meet via Zoom to workshop lyrics, share works in progress, and teach each other GarageBand, a digital music creation studio. While some students have used their creativity to reimagine traditional songs from their home countries, , others have chosen to write original songs about everything from their experiences as newcomers to the U.S. to their feelings of missing everyone during the pandemic.

Read more at globalvillageproject.org/students-write-create-remix-new-music-in-songwriters-club/!
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Have you ever heard about or seen a pair of Geta sandals? Today, some of our students read about shoes around the world. We had over 25 students and 15 volunteers at our first ever virtual Reading Hour, and it was a huge success! At the end, students exclaimed, "That was so fun! I don't want to leave," and, "Can we read every day?" Thank you to all the volunteers and mentors who signed up for this fun new initiative. We'll see you next Tuesday! ... See MoreSee Less

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February is Black History Month. So is every month of the year.

As we near the month's end, Dr. Cassie, Director of Education and Impact at GVP, shares powerful insights on the teaching of Black history: "No matter one’s background, it is important to reflect on how Black history was integrated into your schooling. Were the diverse histories of the diaspora shared throughout the year or boiled down to one month? Did administrators and teachers only teach about classic Black icons (Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, and so on), or did they make an effort to incorporate lesser told stories of Black excellence, liberation, and culture not found in mainstream textbooks written by white folks? And when Black icons were being celebrated, were the narratives multidimensional or only focused on the aspects of a person’s life most palatable to a white audience?

Black History, when incorporated into school lessons, is an evolving collection of voices from all over the world... Black History Month has its place in the calendar year; however, perhaps it is best seen as a month to remind educators that if we truly desire to create more equitable classrooms, we must strive continually and intentionally to elevate the undertold truths of Black experiences all year round."

Read more at globalvillageproject.org/february-is-black-history-month-so-is-every-month-of-the-year/
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GVP’s work has always been to answer the call for educational equity. We recognize the multifaceted barriers that our students face - as refugees, English language learners, and girls of color, and often as low-income, first-gen students - and employ a unique, holistic model to meet students where they are and build upon their strengths.

To invest in our model for providing refugee learners an equitable, inclusive education, join our Sustainers' Program today at bit.ly/gvpsustainers!
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Teaching in the age of Zoom school is hard - really hard. But in this remote world, GVP is taking the same relationships-first approach to learning that has always defined our model. GVP teachers are not just educators, but anchors, counselors, cheerleaders, and companions. ... See MoreSee Less

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GVP students were thrilled to be back at school again - if only for a little while. On-site annual assessments wrapped up today as students came on campus in small-group cohorts for proctored testing and lunch, all while following social distancing, double masking, and sanitation protocols throughout. It's back to remote learning for now, but we hope to return as a school community soon when it's safe ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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GVP students were thrilled to be back at school again - if only for a little while. On-site annual assessments wrapped up today as students came on campus in small-group cohorts for proctored testing and lunch, all while following social distancing, double masking, and sanitation protocols throughout. It's back to remote learning for now, but we hope to return as a school community soon when it's safe ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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In their advisory class last week, some of our students were joined on Zoom by Evelyne Ombeni, a Congolese lawyer at the International Court of Justice at the Hague. Evelyne specializes in war crimes and defending the rights of child soldiers and women who are victims of sexual violence. She is a powerhouse!

During the meeting, Evelyne talked about her own life, and growing up orphaned in wartime Congo. She talked about her commitment to her education and how that was the game-changer. She studied law so she could defend the rights of children of war and restore their right to education. She worked her way to The Hague.

All of the students in the advisory today happened to be African: from Tanzania and Congo, as was the teacher, Mr. Crispin, so the whole advisory conducted was in Swahili. Evelyne left them with this wisdom: "Your identity should not be limited by the fact that you are a refugee. You are more than that. Your education is your right. Don't temper your ambitions because you are a girl. If a boy can become president of a country, a doctor, or a pilot, so can you. You are just as smart and as capable."
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This Valentine's Day, spread the love (for free!) by signing up to support Global Village Project on Amazon Smile. Just select GVP as your charity of choice at smile.amazon.com, and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will automatically go to support our students! ... See MoreSee Less

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