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Mar 15, 2011

Join an Ever-Growing Network of Global Changemakers

Join an Ever-Growing Network of Global Changemakers - Apply NOW to Atlas Corps for Sept 2011

Atlas 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)!

FOR INDIVIDUALS (interested in serving in the USA or Colombia)

The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-month professional fellowship offered twice a year (March & September). Fellows serve at Host Organizations working on issues that complement their expertise. Fellows learn leadership skills while sharing best practices and supplement daily knowledge with theoretical topics presented in the Atlas Corps Nonprofit Management Series. Atlas Service Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for a September 2011 Fellowship in the United States and Colombia. Expenses are paid in this prestigious 12-month fellowship program, including a living stipend, health insurance, and training.

Eligibility: 2 or more years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/NGO/social sector; Bachelor's degree or equivalent; English proficiency (oral, writing, reading); 35 years or younger; Applying to volunteer in a country other than where you are from; Commitment to return to your home country after the 12-18 month fellowship.

For more information: To serve in USA: http://bit.ly/USA11F; To serve in Colombia: http://bit.ly/Colombia11F

FOR ORGANIZATIONS (in the USA)

Atlas Corps seeks organizations located in the United States to host nonprofit leaders from overseas in a 12 to 18 month direct service fellowship. All Fellows have 2 to 10 years of experience, bachelors or graduate degrees, and are fluent in English. Host Organizations provide a cost share that supports 65% of the overall Fellowship expenses. Atlas Corps handles all logistics including travel, J-1 visa, health care, living stipend, and orientation. Atlas Corps generally partners with nonprofit organizations, though this opportunity is also open to socially-responsible corporations and government agencies. Currently, Atlas Corps Fellows serve at organizations such as Ashoka, Grameen Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and U.S. Peace Corps. To learn more about becoming an Atlas Corps Host Organization in the USA, visit http://bit.ly/hostorg


Mar 15, 2011

Your support moves us 21 Leaders closer to 50

Classes 2, 4, 5, and 6
Classes 2, 4, 5, and 6

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 guests

Of 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

PS Keep contributing to help us engage more inspiring nonprofit leaders!

Mar 2, 2011

Meet the Newest Fellows - 21 Int'l Leaders!

The first Atlas Corps Fellows (2007)
The first Atlas Corps Fellows (2007)

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.html

Africa (8 Fellows)
Becky (Uganda) CORE Group
Foluke (Nigeria) Population Action International
Gbenga (Nigeria) Atlas Corps
Innocent (Nigeria) UN Foundation
Lillian (Nigeria) Global Fairness
Melat (Ethiopia) Global Kids
Takawira (Zimbabwe) Refugees International
Yaw (Ghana) CentroNia

Latin American & the Caribbean (5 Fellows)
Andres (Colombia) International Peace and Security Institute
Blanca (Mexico) CentroNia
Carolina (Colombia)Partners of the Americas
Daniela (Mexico) Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Windy (Haiti) American Jewish World Service

Europe (3 Fellows)
Alexandru (Moldova) New York Needs You
Anna (Russia) International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children
Consuelo (Spain) Fundacion Socia

Middle East & North Africa (3 Fellows)
May (Egypt) National Conference on Citizenship
Mirette (Egypt) Civic Enterprises
Sally (Egypt) Grameen Foundation

South Asia (1 Fellow)
Sudeshna (India) Global Giving

USA & Canada (1 Fellows)
Anita (USA) Corporacion Minuto de Dios


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Dec 16, 2010

Top 10 in 2010!

Atlas Corps Welcomes Class 5, Fall 2010!
Atlas Corps Welcomes Class 5, Fall 2010!

Celebrate the Atlas Corps Top 10 in 2010!

Thank you for making 2010 the most inspiring year for Atlas Corps to date! Your support goes directly to support our international Fellows who are inspiring global impact each and every day. Remember, there is still time to get those last donations in for 2010! Here are the major highlights of the year:

Added 10 new countries to our network of Fellow countries of origin

for a grand total of 18 different countries.

Joined 9 other organizations honored as Top 10 in International
Voluntary Service. (U.S. Summit on Citizen Diplomacy)

Partnered with 8 new Host Organizations. 

Honored CEO & Founder, Scott Beale, as one of 7 individuals
who received the 2010 Citizen Diplomacy Award. (U.S. Summit on
Citizen Diplomacy)

Won 6th online contest, thanks to our amazing network!

Welcomed Class 5 of Fellows.

Opened 4th destination city. (Washington, DC, Baltimore, New York City, and Bogota)

Recognized Founder and CEO, Scott Beale, as one of top 3 nonprofit CEOs in DC.(2010 EXCEL Award, Center for Nonprofit Advancement)

Placed 2 Fellows at the U.S. Peace Corps.

Celebrated YOU - the #1 network of supporters and volunteers!

 

In 2011, look forward to hearing more about our 50 in the 50th Campaign - engage 50 leaders from 25 countries in 100,000 hours of service to mark the 5th anniversary of Atlas Corps and the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Peace Corps. It is going to be another great year and you can get the year started right by giving your support today!

Happy Holidays!

Atlas Corps

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Dec 8, 2010

2010: Connecting from Armenia to Zimbabwe

Phil (Zimbabwe) & Sherzodbek are 2010 Fellows!
Phil (Zimbabwe) & Sherzodbek are 2010 Fellows!

Greetings!

Great news from Atlas Corps in 2010 - we are complete from A to Z. This year, we welcomed Fellows from Armenia to Zimbabwe, which brought our total to 53 leaders from 18 different countries! It was an outstanding year and I thank you for being a part of it.

This achievement gives us reason to celebrate. It also inspires us to do more. This December, there will be no online contests nor will there be a big campaign. Instead, I send you only a simple request: Invest in International Development Leaders with a contribution of $10, $15, or $25.

In 2011, our goal is to engage 50 from 25 countries in 100,000 hours of service. This number will double what we accomplished over four years in ONE YEAR, from 53 Fellows to 103 Fellows! We have accomplished so much and proved that when thousands of people make modest donations we CAN literally change the world through the strengthening of nonprofit leaders.

I invite you to join our global network of leaders with a contribution. This year, give the gift of international service.

Happy Holidays,

Scott Beale

Founder and CEO, Atlas Corps

PS Remember, 100% of your contribution goes directly to support our Fellows!

PPS See your contribution in action with this video created by Fellow Ana Dutra (Brazil), 2009-10: http://www.youtube.com/atlascorps#p/u/1/K9OZXs2whJo

Phil (Zimbabwe) & Sherzodbek (Uzbekistan)
Phil (Zimbabwe) & Sherzodbek (Uzbekistan)

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