Did you know that when you support Atlas Corps you invest in award-winning global leaders?
Did you also know that when you support Atlas Corps on Wednesday, October 17, your contribution is matched 30%?
Here are a few highlights from our award-winning Fellows as they impact the world one day at a time. Atlas Corps is the intersection where talent and opportunity meet to inspire results. We experience it everyday as our network achieves impact around the globe. Together, we are a global community supporting our shared commitment to positively impacting our world.
I invite you to celebrate these achievements by Giving 30% More to Atlas Corps - October 17 Bonus Day! All donations will be matched by 30% this Wednesday, October 17. So, give early and invite friends!
World Summit Youth Award Winner: We just received news that Aldo Arce (Mexico, Class 9, Host: National Audubon Society) is a World Summit Youth Award Winner as announced by the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communications Technology. This special award is a unique global contest which select and promote the best young nonprofit leaders who use internet and mobile technology to put the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into action and make a difference. Aldo was selected out of 1,224 projects from around the world and he is the only winner from Latin America.
Top 99 Under 33: For the second year, Atlas Corps is thrilled to have multiple honorees on the Diplomatic Courier/Young Professionals in Foreign Policy list of Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders. Our 2012 honorees include: Anna Kolesnichenko (Russia, Class 6, Host: ICMEC), Hina Mushtaq (Pakistan, Class 7, Host: PHI - pictured left), Vithika Yadav (India, Class 1, Host: Free the Slaves), and Danielle Goldberg (USA, Class 3, Host: Give to Colombia).They join 2011 honorees, Katia Dantas (Brazil, Class 3, Host: ICMEC ) and Pinky Pradhan (India, Class 3, Host: PAI). This initiative captures the creativity, determination, and passion of young people tackling the world’s critical global challenges.
Nigerian Youth Hall of Fame: It is our honor to announce Esther Agbarakwe (Nigeria, Class 6, Host: PAI - pictured left) and Mikang Longjan (Nigeria, Class 8, Host: PAI) as recent inductees to the Nigerian Youth Hall of Fame, announced annually as part of the Nigeria Independence Anniversary Celebration.
Remember! Give 30% More to Atlas Corps - October 17 Bonus Day! All donations will be matched by 30% this Wednesday, October 17. So, give early and invite friends!
Today, September 4 is the first day for Class 10 at their Host Organizations. Thank you for the support that enabled these inspiring leaders (doesn't their picture look great!) to embark on this unique learning journey! Already our Fellow Madiha Shafi (Pakistan, serving at CARE USA) shared: "I am so glad to be here. I just had an office tour and meeting with all new colleagues and it is a nice place indeed!"
Now is a great time to become a direct part of the 12-month experience with for these Fellows. GlobalGiving is offering a 100% for new monthly donations made now through September 7, 2012. (For example, if you set up a new $25 monthly recurring donation, GlobalGiving will donate an additional $25 to the project.) It is also a great opportunity to invite a friend to get involved in Atlas Corps...a simple investment can inspire global impact. A great example is the closing reflection of Class 7 Fellow Diana Florez (Colombia, serving at Youth Service America) put her experience into simple terms: "My colleagues and I have delivered 35,360 hours of international service at thirteen host organizations with offices in 5 different cities in the United States of America from September 7, 2011 – August 17, 2012.I have learned from the qualities of hard work, commitment to social development, national pride, and the willingness to share exhibited by this dynamic group of 17 nonprofit leaders, representing 13 different countries and four continents."
Thank you for supporting emerging global leaders like Madiha and Diana! We invite you to become an ongoing part of this experience by becoming a monthly donor.
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Thanks for the support!
(Atlas Corps Chief Development Officer and Proud Class 2 Alumna!)
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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!
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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.
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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.
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