Global Village Project: Helping Refugee Girls Flourish in a New Land
Global Village Project (GVP) in Decatur, Georgia was founded by a group of volunteers in to serve middle school girls in the refugee community who are new to the United States. The students, who hail from more than fifteen countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, are referred to GVP through other organizations serving refugees as well as through word-of-mouth.
An accredited tuition-free middle school for girls, GVP helps students learn English and boost reading, writing, and other academic skills in small classes with individualized attention. Girls learn about life in the United States and build confidence as they become part of a close-knit, nurturing community actively supporting them on their journeys.
GVP’s mission is to equip its students with the academic and social knowledge needed for success in a high school or equivalent program. And they’re succeeding! Ninety percent of alumnae who have completed GVP’s program are now moving successfully through high school or college.
Most of GVP’s funding comes from private donations, so it’s imperative that GVP be able to handle donor data efficiently. We met with Global Village Project in because GVP needed to up its CRM game. We helped GVP implement a custom SalesForce configuration that would allow them to track donors better. The project was sponsored by UPS.
We salute Global Village Project for the crucial work they do.
About Our #BetterTogether Campaign
We are proud to have assisted so many organizations on the front lines of social change in our communities — alleviating homelessness, fighting poverty, helping kids do better in school, making sure seniors get proper meals, and so much more.
We created the #BetterTogether campaign so that we can showcase some of the important efforts of the nonprofits and people we’ve worked with. And because social change is a community effort, we also wanted to showcase our generous sponsors, amazing technology partners, tireless volunteers, and staff. Without them, we couldn’t do our work.
We feel that these stories exemplify the transformational work that can happen when organizations and individuals work hard — together — towards a common goal. We hope that hearing these stories is as inspirational to you as it is to us.