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The Courage to Live in DEI: GVP’s Journey

The work of diversity, equity and inclusion is not for the faint of heart. You cannot approach DEI strictly from a procedural perspective, thinking that it is solely about structures,...
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GVP Students and Families Regain Footing During Pandemic

The refugee students and families at Global Village Project are persevering through the COVID-19 crisis one day at a time. While the pandemic’s far-reaching implications continue to take their toll,...
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GVP Alumnae: Empowered Young Women of Color

This month marked a major milestone for a group of remarkable young leaders at Global Village Project (GVP): the one-year anniversary of the founding of the Alumnae Advisory Council (AAC),...
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GVP Teachers Bring Black Lives Matter to the Classroom

As the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Rayshard Brooks have sparked national outrage and weeks of protest, conversations about race are more critical than ever -...
Faculty from the Global Village Project, a school for young refugee women in Decatur, held a car parade through their students’ neighborhoods to celebrate their graduation May 16. Photo by Dean Hesse.

GVP Honors Graduates With Car Parade Through Clarkston

Above: GVP staff wave to families from inside their cars. Photo by Dean Hesse of Decaturish. Like many schools across the country, Global Village Project was not able to hold...

GVP stands with Black lives

Global Village Project stands in solidarity with the Black community and all those protesting and fighting for a more just society. The incidents of deadly racial violence that we have...

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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