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

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization accredited as a special purpose middle school, serving refugee students from Clarkston, Georgia - one of the most diverse cities in the nation. Our innovative program was first imagined in 2009, in response to the fact that many teenage refugee girls need more intensive and individualized support than their siblings. These young women are placed in middle and high schools when they are resettled, even though many of them arrive in the U.S. with Pre-K to 2nd grade skills in math and reading. In order to succeed academically and socially in their new home, refugee young women need a space designed specifically for their needs as older newcomers.

With an educational approach that focuses on our students’ strengths and resources, Global Village Project supports them in becoming highly successful students and empowered citizens. Our alumnae are staying in school, graduating, and going to college. Nearly 50 GVP graduates are now enrolled in or have graduated from national colleges and universities, including Georgia Tech, Berry College, Agnes Scott College, Georgia State, and Washington University.