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Revisiting Equity at the End of 2020

“Equality says we treat everyone the same, regardless of headwinds or tailwinds. Equity says we give people what they need ...
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GVP Alumna Bertha Nibigira Seeks to Solve Refugee Crisis

By the time Bertha Nibigira graduated from Global Village Project in 2012, she had already won two writing contests, interned ...
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GVP Community Honors Dr. Amy Pelissero for her Departure

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” For years, this quote by Malala Yousafzai has ...
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2020 Welcome Walk Goes Virtual, Raises Over $75,000 for Refugee Education

The tremendous success of the 2020 Global Village Welcome Walk, which went virtual for the first time in the event’s ...
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Celebrating Our Habitat in GVP’s Second Virtual Authors’ Tea of the Year!

Global Village Project’s second Virtual Authors’ Tea of the year focused on the theme “Celebrating Our Habitat” in honor of ...
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Celebrate Global Diversity Awareness Month with us this October!

While often we speak of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as three essential and related parts of larger commitment, the ...
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Virtual Authors’ Tea Showcases GVP’s Welcome to our Community

In our October 9th Virtual Authors' Tea, we went live to welcome our new students, our new Head of School, ...
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Teaching During COVID-19: A Q&A with Dr. Amy Pelissero

We’re now more than two months into a school year that has been entirely reshaped by a global pandemic. While ...
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Get to Know Your New CEO & Head of School

We hope you’ve been following along as we’ve gradually introduced our new CEO & Head of School, Elizabeth Elango Bintliff ...
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GVP Alumna Becomes a U.S. Citizen, Votes for the First Time

Voting this election cycle has taken on added importance and urgency for most of us - but even more so ...
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London Runners Join The 2020 Global Village Welcome Walk!

For the past eight years, the Global Village Welcome Walk has brought our community together to make the journey from ...
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A Special Message from Head of School Elizabeth Bintliff

Dear GVP Friends and Community Members, Memories of my boarding school in the Central African country of Cameroon are flooding ...
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Creative Advocacy and The Power of Our Voices

Advocacy [n.]: any action that argues or speaks in favor of, in support of, or in defense of a cause, ...
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Remote Work Brings New Opportunities for Innovation and Connection at GVP

Since the pandemic began, many employees across the country have found themselves on their couches on Zoom, attending the meetings ...
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GVP Alumna Gives Back through Summer Internship

Wise, soft-spoken, and determined, Niza Vang is actively working to better the world around her. This summer, the 2014 graduate ...
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Jasmine Verreen, Newcomer Teacher, Jumps Into New Role at GVP

From left to right: Dr. Cassie Leymarie, Katelynn Villari, and Jasmine Verreen. With her love for adventure and willingness to ...
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GVP Begins Twelfth School Year Amid Pandemic

On Monday, August 17th, Global Village Project began its twelfth school year, transformed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Like many ...
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GVP welcomes Elizabeth Elango Bintliff, next Head of School

Dear friends, partners, and caring community, I am thrilled to announce that after an exhaustive search, Elizabeth Elango Bintliff has ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Farewell to Amy Pun, Form 1 Newcomer Teacher

Written by Anne Garbarino in collaboration with Katie Fowler Amy naturally possesses a seemingly unending well of patience and love ...
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Credo for a Pandemic: A Call for Inclusion

Inclusion is an essential value during this pandemic time in our world.  Inclusion is the valuing of the perspectives and ...
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GVP Delivers Food to Families During Crisis

At 9:15 am on a bright Friday morning, Denise Reidy-Puckett and Crispin Ilombe Wilondja are loading over a hundred bags ...
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Team Effort and Tech Make for Remote Learning Success

In a game of charades via Zoom, Ms. Anne Garbarino mimes brushing her hair to evoke a character from the ...
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GVP Family Sews Masks for Healthcare Workers

While businesses have shuttered and people are staying at home, Yaser and Barwin Musa have not been idle. The Syrian ...
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Rising Scholars Engage in Service and Leadership

“People feel better and comfortable when they feel loved,” says a Global Village Project student. In a virtual meeting, the ...
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Teaching in the Time of Corona: A Reflection from Anne Garbarino

Anne Garbarino is the Form 2 & 3 English Language Arts teacher & Literacy Coordinator at Global Village Project, a school ...
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What does Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion look like in practice?

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are powerful tools to use to think through how we each move through the world ...
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GVP receives award from Georgia State University

This past December, Global Village Project was selected alongside Clayton County Public Schools to receive the 2019 Partnership Award from ...
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GVP’s new “Family Saturdays” deepen engagement with Clarkston community

On January 25th, Global Village Project piloted our first-ever “Family Saturday” to bring together members of the community served by ...
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Tribute to Education 2020 to feature Nasteho Ibrahim, Posse Scholar

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to not hold Tribute to Education ...
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Danielle Ereddia brings growing STEAM opportunities to GVP!

Since she joined the GVP Team in July 2019, STEAM Coordinator Danielle Ereddia has been building out new opportunities for ...
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“Your Dance Card”: Updates in GVP’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Journey

Your Dance Card Inclusion is when everyone is asked to dance... Equity is when no one gets a special invitation ...
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Basmat Ahmed Joins the GVP Team as Community Engagement Associate!

This fall, GVP began the search for a new visionary to spearhead Community Engagement, a fiercely compassionate team member focused on building ...
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From GVP to the Met Opera: A Dream Come True for Ms. Kimberli

GVP’s beloved Ms. Kimberli Render will be moving to New York City and leaving her current position as Arts Coordinator ...
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Students Bring Knowledge to Life in “Lifeworks” Author’s Tea

During GVP's second Authors’ Tea of the year, entitled “Lifeworks,” students showcased what they have learned about women who dedicate their ...
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