By 2025, 1 in 4 students
in American public schools will be an English language learner. For a young refugee or immigrant new to the English language and American way of life, an excellent education paired with a sense of belonging can change their future.
Who We Are
Georgia Fugees Academy Charter School (GFACS) is a tuition free, community-based, public charter school designed to meet the specific needs of refugee and immigrant students in grades 6-12. Refugees and immigrants are reshaping the landscape of American public schools. These young learners represent the future American workforce, and it’s crucial they receive a quality education. Fugees Family is at the forefront of this educational transformation, ensuring these students have the opportunities they deserve to succeed and contribute.
GFACS contracts Fugees Family, Inc as an Educational Services Provider. Coach Luma Mufleh serves as CEO of Fugees Family, Inc. Coach Luma also founded Georgia Fugees Academy in 2006. Click below to find out more about her and to watch Coach Luma's TED Talk.
One Woman’s Fight for Educational Justice for Refugee Children
A visionary leader’s powerful personal story and a blueprint for change that will inspire schools and communities across America.
For readers of Malala, Paul Tough, and Bryan Stevenson, Learning America is the moving and insight-packed story of how Luma Mufleh grew a soccer team into a nationally acclaimed network of schools—by homing in laserlike on what traumatized students need in order to learn. Fugees accepts only those most in need: students recruit other students, and all share a background of war, poverty, and trauma. No student passes a grade without earning it; the failure of any student is the responsibility of all. Most foundational, everyone takes art and music and everyone plays soccer, areas where students make the leaps that can and must happen—as this gifted refugee activist convinces—even for America’s most left-behind.