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Sharing Our Stories

In the fall of 2014 and in my second year as Head of School at GVP, I was introduced via email to Susie Purcell and Synchronicity Theatre’s Playmaking for Girls...
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Privileges and Responsibilities

Our school took a much-needed and well-deserved Spring Break last week. I heard this morning from our School Support Specialist that students were not ready to even hear about returning...
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A Circle of Women

People often ask me about why GVP is exclusively for girls or, alternatively, whether we intend to do something similar for boys. This topic is almost certain to arise on...
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The Miracle That Is Each Moment

I have seen several posts online recently about how March feels like the “never-ending” month. Today, March has finally come to an end, and we begin the month of April,...
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Reimagining Adversity in Community

My husband and I were talking on Saturday morning about the books we’ve been reading during this time. It has been really important for us to turn off and tune...
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Thank You, Teachers

I’ve been thinking a lot about learning today. I happen to be a person who loves learning new things. I always loved school—no doubt why I find myself leading one—and...

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Dear Decaturish – To welcome refugees, we need inclusive education

Decaturish | 6/24/21

Like many students across the country, Lucia, a middle school student in Decatur, spent the past school year online. She worked with her classmates to solve the math problems projected across her screen. 

What's New At GVP | GVP Updates & News | Global Village Project

Lily Tova the therapy dog comforts refugee girls in Decatur

AJC | 12/1/19

Lily Tova barked excitedly and shook her gray pom-pom-like tail when she arrived for her most recent visit at the Global Village Project, a middle school for refugee girls in Decatur.

What's New At GVP | GVP Updates & News | Global Village Project

What one group of refugee girls is thankful for this Thanksgiving

CNN | 11/27/19

Along a short hallway on the upper floor of Decatur Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, a blue banner stretches across the wall, packed with scrawled messages of thanks and words swelling with appreciation.

Education For Refugee Girls & Women | Our Challenge | GVP

One Girl At A Time

A PLUS | 10/18/19

Global Village Project is the only school in the United States designed to meet unique needs of refugee girls with interrupted education.

Strengths Based Approach Steam Education For Refugee Girls | GVP