Taking inspiration from the Senegalese term “teranga”, which embodies values such as hospitality, respect, community, solidarity, and sharing, Project Teranga represents the Fugees Family’s commitment to expanding our model.

We are collaborating with public school districts and charter networks to develop and support newcomer programs tailored to meet students at their current level, equipping them with the necessary tools to succeed and thrive in their new homes.

Teranga Academy is a full-day, whole-school English immersion model primarily intended for newcomers ages 11-17. It is designed to teach foundational English language, reading, and math skills in a culturally-responsive and trauma-informed setting.

  • Soccer, yoga, and martial arts are core components to students' daily schedules.
  • Music and art classes allow students to explore language creatively.

We are actively searching for new partners across the United States who are prepared to embark on a multi-year, transformative partnership to establish or revamp a newcomer program within their district or network.

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Join our Summer Book Club! 
This summer, our Fugees Family team invites you to dive into an enriching professional development opportunity through our Summer Book Club. We will be reading Learning America, written by our very own founder and CEO, Luma Mufleh. Learning America is a profound exploration of the challenges and triumphs faced by newcomer students in our schools. The book club will be split into two sessions: part one will be discussed on June 20th, and the part two on June 27th.

This is a fantastic opportunity for educators to earn professional development credits while gaining valuable insights into supporting our newest students. As we prepare for the upcoming school year, understanding the unique needs of these students is more important than ever. Join us to share perspectives, strategies, and camaraderie with fellow educators. All are welcome! Details and registration here.