As an Atlas Corps supporter, we extend to you a special invite to celebrate the arrival of our Class 10!
Welcome Atlas Corps Class 10
(celebrate the ten classes of Fellows we have engaged in six years)
Wednesday, August 29, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
(Hillyer Art Space, behind the Phillips Collection)
Enjoy our global food tour, beverages, great company, and...attend to find out more!
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Do you remember back in March when we raised $13,000 in one day?! YOU were a part of that excitement. You also helped us to engage Class 9 - our first June Class. Thank you!
Now, it is time for a repeat performance! This Wednesday, June 13, GlobalGiving is offering Atlas Corps a 40% match on all donations (up to $1,000) while matching funds last. To thank you for your involvement and inspire your continued engagement, I present to you the:
Top 7 Reasons to Support Atlas Corps on June 13 - Our Class 9 Fellows!
These Fellow mark two Atlas Corps milestones: our first June Class of Fellows AND and our expansion from two to three Classes per year. In addition, we welcome two new Fellow countries (Iraq and Jamaica) and six new Host Organizations to our network. This extensive expansion happens because of YOU - the people who share this opportunity with individuals and organizations throughout the world. Since we started in 2006, your participation in our network has helped Atlas Corps engage 115 Fellows from 35 countries! Now, it is my honor to present....
Class 9 Fellows - June 2012
1) Ahmed Hassoon (Iraq, International Relief and Development) 2) Aldo Arce Gurrola (Mexico, National Audubon Society)3) Karina Ito (Brazil, U.S. Fund for UNICEF) - 4) Luckmore Jalisi (Zimbabwe, Management Systems International) 5) Luis Abolafia Anguita (Spain, Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute) - 6) Ogechukwu Emmanuel Ejiogu (Nigeria, Service for Peace) 7) Orain Edwards (Jamaica, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates)
"I am delighted with my selection as an Atlas Corps Fellow. The Fellowship will enable me to deepen my nonprofit management skills and knowledge of best practices, as well as network with skilled nonprofit professionals from around the world. My ultimate goal is to contribute to the strengthening of the civil society sector in Nigeria and the socioeconomic and political development of Nigeria."
-Class 9 Fellow Ogechukwu (Nigeria)
Now, will you join me in supporting these inspiring individuals on June 13! It is your opportunity to invest 40% as you act local and impact global!
PS Help spread the word! Can you forward this email to 5 friends? And, can you post this note on your Facebook/Twitter on Wednesday: On 6.13.12, Give 40% more to @atlascorps Fellows during @globalgiving bonus day. Donate at http://bit.ly/atlascorpsbonusday
Special Invite: Go Global in DC! Join us on June 7th to welcome the newest Atlas Corps Fellows: bit.ly/atlascorpsclass9
Hello! The world is our oyster and our network is the pearl of our achievements. Sounds beautiful, right? Well, at Atlas Corps, it is more than just beautiful. It is our inspiration. It is an idea supported by fact. The facts that describe our exciting and ever-expanding global network.. Here are just a few of these interesting facts.
It is a fact that...
Over the past few weeks, we have been especially focused on building this global network. From Spain to Stockholm to Sao Paolo, our staff and Fellows have traveled and engaged in conversations, shared their perspective, and enlightened us with these new ideas. In addition, our newly formed Selection Board of volunteers from around the world more than doubled the capacity of our Recruitment Team to review the high volume of applications. The Selection Board also demonstrates a unified commitment to global service and leadership development. They invest their time as volunteers to help us identify the outstanding applicants that we can send to our potential Host Organizations.
Act local. Impact global. Invest 30% more on Wednesday, March 14!
Six years ago, Atlas Corps went from an idea on paper to an incorporated nonprofit organization. In 2007, we welcomed our first group of Fellows - the six trailblazing leaders you see in the photo. Now, we are a thriving international movement that annually engages 50 leaders from around the world in a year of service in the United States and Colombia. You inspired us to this level of success in such a short time!
Of course, we are more than just numbers. We are people who make a different each and every day in our world. Your generous donations of $10, $50, $100s have supported inspired leaders like.....
Your support of Atlas Corps show your belief in these leaders who achieve positive change in our world. Help spread the word on Wednesday with these three simple actions: 1. Donate at http://bit.ly/atlascorpsbirthday
2. Share with 5 friends.
3. Post to your Facebook status: Support #globalservice & #citizendiplomacy. Celebrate @atlascorps 6th bday-$ matched 30% on 3.14.12 bit.ly/atlascorpsbirthday Remember, all contributions matched 30% (http://bit.ly/atlascorpsbirthday). Thanks for the support! Atlas Corps (and our growing network of 108 Fellows from 32 countries!)
Adam (Phillipines) Operation Smile Adam has more than six years of experience. He earned his degree in Communications from Leyte Normal University and is pursuing his Master’s degree in Management. Adam participated in the Global Xchange Program leaders managed by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and the British Council (BC). Adam served as Program Officer at World Vision Philippines.
Anna (Armenia) Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota Anna has nine years of experience. She earned a degree in Finances from Economics and Law University of Stepanavan, Armenia. While aOperations Manager at the Full Life NGO, she advocated for equal opportunities for people with disabilities, promoting principles of inclusive education within the USAID-funded “Strengthening DPO’s for Greater Outreach” project.
Asja (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Georgia Forward Asja has five years of experience. She earned a degree in Economics from the University of Sarajevo and a Master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Asja worked at AIESEC where she led more than 150 members, coordinated numerous projects, and planned and implemented a number of conferences.
Elizabeth (USA) Fundacion Carlos y Sonia Haimes Elizabeth has more than two years experience. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the Elliott School of International Affairs. Her experience on Capitol Hill and attendance at lecture series by John’s Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the Center for American Progress gave her valuable insight on opportunities facing developing countries.
Joyeta (India) Habitat for Humanity International Joyeta is a public policy enthusiast with over two years of experience. An Economics graduate from the University of Delhi, Joyeta has worked on several socio-economic and political projects with organisations like the Centre for Research, Planning, and Action and the Centre for Civil Society in India. Joyeta is a Director at the Youth of Policy and Dialogue, India's first youth-led think tank.
Karina (USA) Fundacion Carlos y Sonia Haimes Karina holds a Bachelors of Arts and Science in Latin American Studies with minors in Spanish and Political Science from the University of Delaware. As Account Manager for the Women in Housing & Finance Foundation, Karina distributed grants to local charities in Washington, D.C. She also participated in a tutoring program for CentroNia,a bilingual public charter school.
Luis (Spain) Fundacion Escuela Nueva Luis has two years of experience. He holds a Masters of International Affairs from Ohio University and a B.A. in English from Universidad de Sevilla. He collaborated with Solidaridad Internacional–Andalucía by assisting the International Development department. A native Spanish speaker, he also speaks English, French, and Portuguese.
Mikang (Nigeria) Population Action International Mikang has more than six years experience. She holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Abuja and a Barrister at Law from the Nigerian Law School. Her experience includes USAID, Global Fund, and MSH projects. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and FIDA.
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