Global Village Welcome Walk 2019

November 2, 2019 @ 9:30AM — 1:00PM

Register to walk in GVP's Annual Welcome Walk from Clarkston to Decatur in support of refugee girls' education.

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Walk with us to support refugee young women's education!

Ticket Details
General Participant

Walk with us from Clarkston to Decatur!

Student Participant

Walk with us from Clarkston to Decatur, with a student discount!

Alumna Participant

Please join us as we walk from Clarkston — where most of our students begin their new life in Georgia – to Global Village Project’s home in downtown Decatur. The Welcome Walk highlights the connection between these two cities and their vast potential to support Atlanta’s refugee community. When we can unite in educating the young women who, with their families, have survived political persecution, conflict and often war-torn journeys to the U.S., we know we are showcasing the best that our community has to offer. The walk will start at the Refuge Coffee Co. and end at GVP where we will hold our Finish Line Celebration, complete with all the necessary festivities!

After you register to walk, ask those you love to support your efforts:

Become a Fundraiser.

Offer your friends and family the opportunity to join in the fun - from near or far!

Are you part of a company that would like to sponsor the 2019 Welcome Walk?

See Sponsorship details.

2019 Sponsors




Loring Brown and Michael Zowine at Morgan Stanley

Abby Friedman and Harry Heiman


Susan Kupferberg & Richard Mitchell

City of Decatur


Martha and Barry Berlin

The O'Neill Family

Are you a community organization that would like to help us spread a message of welcome and support refugees in our community?

Become an official Welcome Walk Partner.

About GVP

For the past 10 years, Global Village Project has been operating in the heart of Decatur, providing tuition-free, middle school education for refugee girls and young women who have experienced interrupted education. We hope you will join us in the journey of empowering these young women to pursue their dreams for another 10 years.

To learn more about GVP, go to

Check out this recap of last year's Welcome Walk!