Today, we celebrate an important milestone that you helped us achieve: Atlas Corps Class 17 celebrates one month at their Host Organizations! These Fellows are part of the Emerging Global Leadership Initiative (EGLI)-Atlas Corps Fellowship, our partnership with the U.S. Department of State launched as part of President Obama's Stand with Civil Society Agenda.
About four weeks ago, these 23 inspired global leaders arrived in Washington, DC. They participated in a week of Orientation and a week of Immersion (our professional development series) with all of our Fellows in the United States. Then, our Fellows traveled to their Host Organizations to start their year of service. A few details about our newest Class of Fellows:
Here is a reflection from Fellow Luther Jeke (Liberia, Host: Creative Associates International):
"I am of the strong conviction that I made the right decision. I came here for a good purpose. The Atlas Corps experience is going to develop me personally and professionally. Personal development is all about progress. Motivation is key to on-going improvement and this is something I am going to gain from this fellowship. This change in pace in my life’s own little marathon will definitely inject that extra spark of energy and creativity in me. I encourage the young people of Liberia and other emerging countries to keep pushing through challenges and everything will work out...."
Thank you for supporting Luther and all of our Fellows as they develop personally and professionally as they "push through challenges" to achieve great things!
Save the Date: GlobalGiving Bonus Day Wednesday, March 18, 9:00 AM EDT All donations matched at 30%, while matching funds are available. Support Atlas Corps Class 17 and our network of more than 300 Fellows from 70 countries!
On behalf of Atlas Corps, we thank you for an amazing year. We started the year welcoming the largest cohort of Atlas Corps Fellows - Atlas Corps Class 14. Then, we ended the year being named as part of a White House Initiative. Amazing! We reflect on a remarkable 2014 with our annual Top 5 of 2014: Together, We Achieve Impact.
We also look ahead to 2015 as make plans to welcome Atlas Corps Class 17 in January. Look for the official announcement of the new cohort of Fellows next week!
As you reflect on 2014 and look forward to 2015, we encourage you to consider Atlas Corps in your planning. We invite you to make an impact by supporting an Atlas Corps Fellow. Your investment in Atlas Corps supports global leaders who are achieving impact today and into the future.
Thank you for inspiring impact! We wish you the happiest of holidays and we look forward to being in touch in 2015-
(in case you are unable to see the graphic, here are our "Top 5 of 2014")
ATLAS CORPS TOP 5 OF 2014Together, we achieve impact!
5. Signed 5-year lease for new headquarters at the Wonder Bread Factory in Washington, DC—an innovative space for international exchange.
4. Launched Atlas Corps English Teaching Fellowship in Colombia and engaged 45 Fellows.
3. Achieve more than 300 Fellows from 60 countries who have served at 130 Host Organizations.
2. Welcomed our first 2 Fellows from China—Darren (Host: Human Rights First) and Hulu (Host: Youth for Understanding USA). Atlas Corps has received applications from more than 130 countries.
1. Celebrated our 1st Presidential Announcement at the Clinton Global Initiative: Emerging Global Leaders Initiative-Atlas Corps Fellowship (a partnership with the State Department to engage 100 Fellows).
"...the Fellowship was life changing. I am indeed a better person now, I have grown so much and well equipped to face my world and bring about a positive change....I do not see this as a goodbye but rather an opportunity to work together in another platform. My world, my country awaits me to help bring the change that we seek, and life doesn’t get better by Chance but by Change."
Act local. Impact global. Support an Atlas Corps Fellow. (click to watch our special Fellow video)
Join our Fellows to make an impact! Thank you for your ongoing support-
P.S. I also want to say THANK YOU! As we near the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, it is a great time to reflect on how each of us inspire positive impact in our world. You have had a positive impact on Atlas Corps. This Thanksgiving we celebrate you!