Welcome to America: How one education entrepreneur is transforming refugee education

Hosted byKerry McDonald|

I came across the work of our guest today, Luma Mufleh, back in 2019. Even then, I was enchanted by the story of how she created Fugees Academy, a successful private school in Georgia for refugee children who are too often overlooked and underserved in traditional district schools. But I recently finished reading Luma’s newly released book, Learning America: One Woman’s Fight for Educational Justice for Refugee Children, which joins the story of Fugees Academy with her own powerful story as an immigrant, entrepreneur, soccer coach, school founder and change maker, and wife and mother. Truthfully, Learning America is one of the most extraordinary books I have read in awhile, and it should definitely be on the top of your list of books to read this summer. 

Fugees Family

Luma Mufleh’s 2017 TED Talk