Great news! Our Class 6 successfully completed their Orientation Week! On Monday, they started placements in their Host Organizations! Thank you for the continued support that helped us to achieve: 1. Our largest class to date: 21 Fellows from 14 Countries 2. Some significant firsts - including our first Spaniard in Colombia; our first Ghanan, Russian, Moldovan, Haitian Fellows; our first Class with 4 Fellows from one country (Nigeria); and our first Fellows to serve in New York. 3. Visits from USAID and the State Department - VIP Lunch guestsOf course, you can experience it for yourself! View photos: www.facebook.com/atlascorps View video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqIAM4dLw-8 (I have to give a shout out to Phil Mlanda for the expert creation! And to Class 4 and 5 for hosting a super fabulous Welcome Celebration yesterday!) Thanks for being inspiring parts of our network! It is amazing to see all that we have accomplished in five years.-Abby
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Join an Ever-Growing Network of Global Changemakers - Apply NOW to Atlas Corps for Sept 2011Atlas Corps (www.atlascorps.org), started in 2006, is an international network of nonprofit leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s 21st century challenges. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. Profiled as a “best practice” in international exchange by the Brookings Institution and featured in the Washington Post as a model social entrepreneurship program, Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12 to 18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers. In March 2011, our network of Fellows will include 75 nonprofit leaders from 23 countries. You can join this inspiring network as an individual or organization. Applications for September 2011 are now being accepted (starting Feb. 15, 2011)!
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Next week, we welcome Atlas Corps Class 6 - http://www.atlascorps.org/current-fellows.html - 21 Fellows from 23 different countries. serving in Washington, DC, New York, and Bogota. I want to send a big WELCOME to this Class of Fellows and to our latest group of Host Organizations. Class 6 marks the first milestone in achieving our 50 in the 50th goal (engage 50 Leaders from 25 countries in 100,000 hours of service) for 2011. Then, on March 16, we celebrate our 5th Anniversary. - http://atlascorps5.eventbrite.com Let's just say that Atlas Corps is putting an entirely new twist on March Madness! We invite you to meet the Fellows and join us for all of the excitement. Thanks for all the ongoing support!Class 6: Around the World in 21 Fellows!http://www.atlascorps.org/current-fellows.htmlAfrica (8 Fellows)Becky (Uganda) CORE Group Foluke (Nigeria) Population Action International Gbenga (Nigeria) Atlas CorpsInnocent (Nigeria) UN FoundationLillian (Nigeria) Global Fairness Melat (Ethiopia) Global Kids Takawira (Zimbabwe) Refugees InternationalYaw (Ghana) CentroNia Latin American & the Caribbean (5 Fellows)Andres (Colombia) International Peace and Security Institute Blanca (Mexico) CentroNiaCarolina (Colombia)Partners of the Americas Daniela (Mexico) Susan G. Komen for the CureWindy (Haiti) American Jewish World ServiceEurope (3 Fellows)Alexandru (Moldova) New York Needs You Anna (Russia) International Centre for Missing and Exploited ChildrenConsuelo (Spain) Fundacion SociaMiddle East & North Africa (3 Fellows)May (Egypt) National Conference on CitizenshipMirette (Egypt) Civic EnterprisesSally (Egypt) Grameen Foundation South Asia (1 Fellow)Sudeshna (India) Global GivingUSA & Canada (1 Fellows)Anita (USA) Corporacion Minuto de Dios