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Atlas Corps Class 18 Arrives in late May!
Atlas Corps Class 18 Arrives in late May!

Hello!

Did you want to see the impact of your support to Atlas Corps? Meet Atlas Corps Class 18!

As you may have read in Scott's recent newsletter, we are excited to welcome our newest group of global leaders to Atlas Corps and our network of more than 300 Fellows from 70 countries. These Fellows will serve at some of the best organizations in the world, including the American Express Foundation, Ashoka, CARE, ChildFund International, Oxfam, Planned Parenthood, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Tahrir Insitute for Middle East Policy, Voice of America, Women's Entrepreneurship Day, and many more! Class 18 arrives as part of the Emerging Global Leaders Initiative(EGLI)-Atlas Corps Fellowship, which was launched by the White House at the Clinton Global Initiative 2014. 

These Fellows represent 14 different countries, including our first Fellows from Afghanistan and Cameroon.

Join us to welcome them at the Atlas Corps Class 18 Welcome Celebration: May 28, 6:00 PM, Washington, DC.

Thank for all the support that provides these inspired individuals that opportunity gain experience, build their networks, and to share their ideas through the Atlas Corps Fellowship. Together, we can inspire positive social impact at home and abroad.

We hope to see you on May 28! Best-

Abby

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Class 17 Arrives in Washington DC!
Class 17 Arrives in Washington DC!

Hello-

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:

  • We sent our first Fellows to serve in Chicago, IL, at Heartland Alliance International.
  • We welcomed our first Fellows from the Palestinian Territories and Tunisia. 
  • We launched a new partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica.

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!

Happy Holidays!

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-

Scott Beale

(in case you are unable to see the graphic, here are our "Top 5 of 2014") 

ATLAS CORPS TOP 5 OF 2014
Together, 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).

#GivingTuesday December 2
#GivingTuesday December 2

Greetings!

 

How do you make an impact? How do we make an impact? It is a question for each of us and for all of us. In one week (December 2), we will celebrate #GivingTuesday - a global movement to support innovative organizations around the world. It is an opportunity to continue inspiring impact by supporting our Atlas Corps Fellows. 

 

Your support achieves results! When Atlas Corps Alumni return to South Sudan, they bring shared knowledge and support one another to forward positive change. When Atlas Corps Fellows share their personal stories, they empower others with knowledge. When global convenings invite Fellows to participate, these emerging professionals gain skills that they can share at home. Together, we achieve impact!

Our Fellow, Ochuko Keyamo (Nigeria, Class 12, Host: GBCHealth), captured the opportunity of shared impact in her recent blog post on completing her Fellowship in the United States,

"...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-

Scott

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!

Fellows celebrate the Presidential announcement!
Fellows celebrate the Presidential announcement!

Did you hear our great news last week? On September 23, Atlas Corps achieved one of our most monumental achievements - a Presidential commitment announced at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York! We launched an official partnership with the U.S. Department of State, as part of President Obama's Stand with Civil Society agenda, to bring 100 of the world's emerging leaders to the United States on our 6 to 12-month Fellowship. 

The partnership, called the Emerging Global Leaders Initiative-Atlas Corps Fellowship (EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellowship), is a long-term investment in the strengthening of the global civil society sector. President Obama shared in his remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative:

"When citizens are free to organize and work together across borders to make our communities healthier, our environment cleaner, and our world safer, that's when real change comes."    

-President Obama (Clinton Global Initiative, September 23, 2014)

Atlas Corps Fellows and Alumni are examples of this concept in action as they inspire positive impact during the Fellowship and continue to achieve positive change after they return home. We are proud to make real change come together and excited to do more of it on a larger scale! 

We also recognize that this initiative is a team effort. As our GlobalGiving supporter, we thank you for playing a valuable role in the development of Atlas Corps! Your support helped us grow to the established organization that we are today. We invite you to join this exciting new global initiative. (click headers for more details):

 

 Apply/Nominate to be an EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellow. Opportunity is applicable to emerging civil society leaders who are non-U.S. citizens with a university degree and less than 35 years of age. Applications are open now.

• Host an EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellow. Opportunity open to organizations (nonprofit, private, and government) with an office located in the United States. More than 100 organizations have already hosted Atlas Corps Fellows including American Express Foundation, American Red Cross, Ashoka, BRAC USA, CARE, Habitat for Humanity, McKinsey & Co, Mercy Corps, Save the Children, UN Foundation, U.S. Peace Corps, and many more!

• Volunteer to Support EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellows. You can support the development of this exciting initiative. There are in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities open to people throughout the world.

We invite you to join Atlas Corps, President Obama, and the State Department as we unite forces to multiply our ability to provide opportunities for professional development and training to more leaders around the world!

Thanks!

Scott
P.S. You can also share this message on your social media channels: Stand for Civil Society! Announcing EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellowship w/ @BarackObama @StateDept #CGI2014 bit.ly/AtlasCorpsEmergingLeaders

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