Awesome! Thank you for being part of these ongoing developments at Atlas Corps. Everyday, I am honored to be part of this network and inspired by your generosity. Please reach out if you have questions or are traveling through Washington, DC, this summer. We would love to see you-
P.S. Mark your calendars! The next GlobalGiving Bonus Day is Wednesday, June 12 - all donations to Atlas Corps will be matched at 50%. Your contribution of $50 instantly turns to $75; $100 turns to $150; and $500 turns to $750. Amazing!
Thanks to our fabulous network of donors (like YOU), GlobalGiving just named us the March Project of the Month. It means that we will be highlighted to the broader network of GlobalGiving donors. To celebrate, I wanted to share our current Top 3 Highlights of 2013. It is amazing that we can already celebrate so many achievements in only the first two months of the year:
1) Atlas Corps Class 11 Arrives! The Atlas Corps network great to 155 Fellows from 49 countries, including the addition of Belarus, Bolivia, Romania, and Syria, with the welcoming of our class in January. This Class also marked the launch of our Sudanese Civil Society Fellowship and the Think Tank LINKS Fellowship (an initiative focused on engaging think tank professionals).
2) State Department Hosts Atlas Corps Event! For the first time, Atlas Corps hosted a public event at the U.S. State Department. The event highlights our new partnership with the Office for the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan to engage 14 Fellows from Sudan. With 200 people in attendance, Fellows shared their energy with the crowd and our Founder & CEO, Scott Beale, inspired with his words and vision for starting this organization seven years ago. The event was a celebration of citizen diplomacy!
3) Atlas Corps Fellow Wins Intercultural Innovation Award! Aldo Arce (Mexico, Class 9, serving at National Audubon Society) won first place in this award sponsored by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group for his Mexican organization, Puerto Joven. Aldo and his organization were honored in the Global Forum in Vienna. See photo featuring Aldo and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
in 2013, our goal is to engage at least 60 Fellows (our largest number EVER). Will you continue to show your support? Will you participate in our first individual donation matching campaign on Wednesday, March. 13? All contributions will be matched at 30%.
Let's get ready for more highlights in 2013! When I say "Atlas," you say "Corps!"
Thank you for all the support-
(30% match for all donations up to $1,000 per donor)*In 2012, we raised $13,000 in one day. It was an Atlas Corps record. Thank you!
In case you missed my email yesterday, I wanted to share some exciting news - our Class 11 Atlas Corps. They are our first group of Fellows to initiate their year of service in January! These 15 inspiring individuals expand our network to 155 Fellows from 49 countries. They also mark many new milestones: adding eight new countries; launching the Atlas Corps-CIPE Think Tank LINKS Fellows; and welcoming our first Fellows from Sudan as part of our special initiative with the U.S. State Department. What an amazing way to end 2012 and to initiate 2013! I feel like I already achieved my resolutions for 2013...though I know there is so much more to achieve. We are also excited to welcome new Host Organizations as we also grow our collaboration with returning partners. Our Host Organizations are fundamental to the Atlas Corps model. These organizations are located throughout the United States and focus on a variety of issue areas from civic engagement to international development to hunger relief. Please join me in welcoming...
Atlas Corps Class 11 Fellows - January 2013
(row one) Cleopatra Ndlovu (Zimbabwe, InsideNGO) - Donna Torsu (Ghana, CDC Development Solutions) - Hiba Salih (Sudan, Association of American Medical Colleges) - Khawater Makki Mustafa (Sudan, Atlas Corps) - Maksim Karliuk+ (Belarus, The Cato Institute)
(row two) Manuel Rodriguez (El Salvador, CARE USA) - Natasha Uppal (India, CDC Development Solutions/U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy) -Nici Meyer (South Africa, International Peace and Security Institute) - Nurangiz Khodzharova (Russia, Net Impact) - Ramona Dragomir (Romania, International Association of Volunteer Effort (IAVE))
(row three) Sally Roshdy+ (Egypt, POMED) - Sergio Daga+ (Bolivia, Heritage Foundation) - Steven Caron (Canada, Charity Navigator) - Taha Sharif Mohamed (Sudan, Mobilize.org) - Tokunbo Koiki (England, Miriam's Kitchen)
+Atlas Corps-CIPE Think Tank LINKS Fellow
Congratulations Fellows and Host Organizations! We are thrilled to welcome you to our network. If you haven't already thought about your end of year giving, I encourage you to show your support for Class 11 as they embark on their service journey with a special end of year contribution.
Thank you to everyone for helping us find, place, and support these Fellows! 2013 is going to be another great year. Together, we are a global community supporting our shared commitment to positively impacting our world.
Happy New Year! Scott Beale, Founder and CEO P.S. Even as we look toward 2013, I invite you to join us as we reflect on all that you helped us achieve in 2012. Click here to watch the Atlas Corps Top 5 Highlights of 2012!