Happy Thanksgiving! Today, friends and family will gather to celebrate a national holiday in the United States - Thanksgiving Day. Officially, the holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621. Currently, it is a day when we show our gratitude by joining together to share a meal. At Atlas Corps, we give thanks for the many people (like YOU!) in our network who have contributed to this organization over the past seven years. We started as an idea in 2006 and have grown to a network of 206 Fellows from 54 countries, 105 Host Organizations, and 200 Community Leaders. This year, as you gather around tables to enjoy the traditional holiday foods of turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie (a first for many of our Fellows), may we offer you a side of appreciation?
Your support provided the opportunity for Lukudu Williams (South Sudan, Class 13, Host: National Endowment for Democracy) to be one of our first Fellows from South Sudan and to experience the NED 30th Anniversary Celebration. Read his reflection. By supporting them as Atlas Corps Fellows, you have inspired a lifetime of positive community engagement at home and abroad. We thank social media for providing the medium for them to share their stories with us and the world, so it is our honor to pass along their stories.
We invite you to join our celebration of "thanksgiving." Send us an #AtlasCorpsThanks message on our social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!In other exciting news, look forward to a BIG announcement about our Class 14 (January 2014) in December. My sources tell me that we will welcome our largest Class to date! While you eagerly await, you can reacquaint yourself with our current Fellows.Happy Thanksgiving...today and everyday!
P.S. Remember, this Tuesday (December 3) is GivingTuesday - the national day of giving. We encourage you to kick off the holiday spirit with a special gift to our Atlas Corps Fellows!
Thank you for your ongoing support to Atlas Corps! While there are many questions in the air related to the current state of government, Atlas Corps is proud that our Fellows, Alumni, and Host Organizations are getting things done. You, too, are getting things done through your contributions. In fact, I am pleased to share that we have four monthly donors and more than 100 donations received through GlobalGiving - thank you! Now, are you ready to give 30% more? In one week (Wednesday, October 23) is GlobalGiving Bonus Day. All donations matched up to 30%. You can keep building our global network.
As you may have read least week, Scott sent an email update about Getting Things Done, "At Atlas Corps, we are all about getting things done. No matter your politics or your perspective, we can all agree that the challenges of the world need great leaders to address them. I am proud that Atlas Corps develops leaders who get things done." In fact, in our first seven years, we have supported 206 Fellows from 54 countries who are getting things done.
Specifically, we highlight two of our Alumni inspiring impact on a global scale:
Thank you for providing the support to inspire these global professionals.
Next Wednesday, October 23, will you help "get things done" during GlobalGiving Bonus Day? Your contribution will be matched by 30% between 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT on 10/23/2013.
On behalf of Esther, Vithika, and all our Fellows, we thank you for being such valued members of our community!
P.S. Spread the word on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter:
Support #globalservice! Give 30% more to Atlas Corps on @globalgiving Bonus Day http://bit.ly/atlascorpsbonusday plzRT
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Today, we announce the largest class of Atlas Corps Fellows EVER - Atlas Corps Class 13 and celebrate the achievement of 200 Fellows! In fact, Atlas Corps is now 206 Fellows from 54 countries and 109 Host Organizations. Awesome! The long-term impact of our Alumni is also possible because of the many opportunities received during the Fellowship. Just this week, I received an email from our Alumni Luckmore (Zimbabwe, Class 9, Host: MSI) who recently started a position with ActionAid Denmark. He shared, "I find myself appreciating the Atlas Corps training and network. It encompasses the big part of my work here. Every week, I meet the President, senators, representatives, diplomats, and I attribute my high level of professionalism to what I learned as a Fellow…." Well said, Luckmore! Thanks to all for inspiring this achievement.
Thanks for your support! Scott Beale, Founder and CEO P.S. Join us to welcome Class 13 and celebrate our 200 Fellow milestone during the Atlas Corps Go Global Gala 2013 (Thursday, September 5). In true Atlas Corps style, it will be a night of food, friends, and Fellows and we will also feature the GlobalGiving Foundation who is hosting two Fellows as part of Class 13!
Atlas Corps Class 13 Fellows - September 2013
Francis Gallardo Enrique (Philippines, Host: Points of Light) Hajira Khan (Pakistan, Host: Meridian International) Hakim Monykuer Awuok (South Sudan, Host: Lost Boys Center for Leadership Development) Hamid Ali (Pakistan, Host: Islamic Leadership Institute of America)
Jane Wothaya Thirikwa (Kenya, Host: Human Rights Campaign) Kunihiro Shimoji(Japan, Host: National Bureau of Asian Research) Lukudu William (South Sudan, Host: National Endowment for Democracy) Machien Luoi (South Sudan, Host: BRAC USA)
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!
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