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.


3/12 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION WEBINAR: Join us for a FREE professional learning webinar for teachers, district leaders, resettlement agencies, and community members! Details and registration here.

3/26 TERANGA INFO SESSION: Join us to learn about how your district can start a newcomer program that is culturally relevant, trauma-informed, and athletics-focused. Details and registration here.