In case you missed my email yesterday, I wanted to share some exciting news - our Class 11 Atlas Corps. They are our first group of Fellows to initiate their year of service in January! These 15 inspiring individuals expand our network to 155 Fellows from 49 countries. They also mark many new milestones: adding eight new countries; launching the Atlas Corps-CIPE Think Tank LINKS Fellows; and welcoming our first Fellows from Sudan as part of our special initiative with the U.S. State Department. What an amazing way to end 2012 and to initiate 2013! I feel like I already achieved my resolutions for 2013...though I know there is so much more to achieve. We are also excited to welcome new Host Organizations as we also grow our collaboration with returning partners. Our Host Organizations are fundamental to the Atlas Corps model. These organizations are located throughout the United States and focus on a variety of issue areas from civic engagement to international development to hunger relief. Please join me in welcoming...
Atlas Corps Class 11 Fellows - January 2013
(row one) Cleopatra Ndlovu (Zimbabwe, InsideNGO) - Donna Torsu (Ghana, CDC Development Solutions) - Hiba Salih (Sudan, Association of American Medical Colleges) - Khawater Makki Mustafa (Sudan, Atlas Corps) - Maksim Karliuk+ (Belarus, The Cato Institute)
(row two) Manuel Rodriguez (El Salvador, CARE USA) - Natasha Uppal (India, CDC Development Solutions/U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy) -Nici Meyer (South Africa, International Peace and Security Institute) - Nurangiz Khodzharova (Russia, Net Impact) - Ramona Dragomir (Romania, International Association of Volunteer Effort (IAVE))
(row three) Sally Roshdy+ (Egypt, POMED) - Sergio Daga+ (Bolivia, Heritage Foundation) - Steven Caron (Canada, Charity Navigator) - Taha Sharif Mohamed (Sudan, Mobilize.org) - Tokunbo Koiki (England, Miriam's Kitchen)
+Atlas Corps-CIPE Think Tank LINKS Fellow
Congratulations Fellows and Host Organizations! We are thrilled to welcome you to our network. If you haven't already thought about your end of year giving, I encourage you to show your support for Class 11 as they embark on their service journey with a special end of year contribution.
Thank you to everyone for helping us find, place, and support these Fellows! 2013 is going to be another great year. Together, we are a global community supporting our shared commitment to positively impacting our world.
Happy New Year! Scott Beale, Founder and CEO P.S. Even as we look toward 2013, I invite you to join us as we reflect on all that you helped us achieve in 2012. Click here to watch the Atlas Corps Top 5 Highlights of 2012!
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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