GVP Founder Suzie Jacobs Volunteers in Math Class

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For 13 years, Suzie Jacobs has watched GVP grow and blossom. She is one of the school’s founders. Since 2009, she has contributed to the school’s development. Now, she continues to be hands-on in her approach to education — every Monday afternoon in Ms. Linda’s Form Two Math class. Class starts with all eyes on…

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Fatima Salaam Becomes New Director of Development

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We’re excited to announce that Fatima Salaam has joined the GVP team as the Director of Development. Fatima Salaam is a leader with a unique background in education, sales, and entrepreneurship. She is a self-described advocate, strategist, and connector, who excels in strategic planning, public speaking, and building networks and is a strong advocate for…

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Jordanian English Teachers Visit GVP

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Global Village Project welcomed a delegation of 16 Jordanian English teachers to our school on Tuesday, Aug. 16. They were received by Director of Education & Impact, Dr. Cassie Leymarie, who gave the group a tour of the school. The visitors walked curiously through the hallway gazing at student artwork on the walls and saying…

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“Mathstravaganza” Puts Math Center Stage at GVP

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Ms. Linda Smiley, GVP’s long time mathematics teacher, walks around in her new classroom. She moves classroom supplies intentionally, placing each item carefully where she wants it. Against the wall, there are storage shelves, neatly arranged next to each other. Two white boards flank a blank space on her front wall where the new smart…

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A Year in Review: 2021-2022 School Impact Report

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During a year like no other, when staff and students had to relearn “how to do school” in-person with masks, distancing, limited classroom capacities and volunteers, GVP students persisted, worked hard, and met many goals. GVP uses Fountas and Pinnell (F & P) assessment to assess the literacy levels of our students. F & P…

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GVP Gives Food Deliveries to Students and their Families

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The work at Global Village Project doesn’t end inside the classroom. Crispin Wilondja, Family & Student Engagement Manager, leads monthly food deliveries for students’ families with bags of fresh fruit, grains, beans and more. Mr. Crispin talks about the process behind the food deliveries. Why does GVP have food deliveries? Why is it important? We…

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June 20th is World Refugee Day: Everyone Has the Right to Seek Safety

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“Whoever. Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety.” – UNHCR World Refugee Day 2022  Every year on June 20th, people across the globe celebrate and honor the journeys and contributions of refugees through World Refugee Day. The Coalition of Refugee Serving Agencies in Georgia, of which GVP is a proud member, holds an…

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Teacher, Older Sibling, Mentor and Motivator: Americorps Service Members Support GVP Students

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Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps (NDMVA) is a nationwide federally funded community service program for young adults. At GVP, two AmeriCorps members complete an 11-month service at GVP each year by offering individualized service academic support in core programs, including study hall, literacy, STEAM, health and wellness, and summer academic programming. Each full-time member completes…

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