Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)

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Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)
Atlas Corps: Empower Women Globally (#GivingToday)

Hello,

How are you today? November is an exciting month - for so many reasons!

For Atlas Corps, we are thrilled to welcome new global leaders to our community. Here are our headlines for November:

  • Class 40 - starts this month! They are our second Class of “blended” Fellows - starting service remotely and then transitioning to the United States when able. Meet the Fellows!
  • Cohort 1 - we welcome our first group of Virtual Leadership Institute Scholars. Our new online learning community builds on our established model and increases our abilities to engage global leaders around the world. Meet the Scholars!

We invite you to meet our Fellows and Scholars and our entire community of 850 global leaders from 99 countries during the Atlas Corps Global Impact Gala on December 16th 12pm EST. 

During the virtual Gala, we will also honor former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright with the Global Changemaker Award! You can contribute as inspired, and we will follow-up with details to join us. More info at: www.globalgiving.org/projects/atlas-corps-global-impact/ 

Thank you for believing in superheroes AND thank you for becoming a superhero! Thank you for inspiring change and supporting Atlas Corps!

Cheers,

Abby

 

P.S. Will you share your support of Atlas Corps with your friends and colleagues? Here is a link to our social media toolkit to share with your network. http://bit.ly/AtlasCorpsGala2020SocialMediaToolkit

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Hello!

How are you? The Atlas Corps Team is sending you our best wishes!

As a show of our support, it is time to celebrate achievements of amazing Atlas Corps Alumni who are making inspiring impacts against COVID-19. Today, we want to talk with our Alumna Medha (Class 16, Nepal, Host: The Nike Foundation) about her efforts to support women, girls, and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal. Medha founded Visible Impact, a nonprofit organization that aims to create Visible Impact on the lives of women, girls, and youth by unleashing their social and economic leadership. During the current lockdown, Medha and Visible Impact continue to support women and girls by protecting their sexual and reproductive rights and ensuring that they have access to necessary services.

Medha shared her insights on the importance of supporting women during the pandemic:

"Women have been hit the hardest by the pandemic, and especially in a patriarchal society like Nepal, the violence that women and girls are facing is going to have very long term consequences. It is important that there is open access to justice, protection from violence, and sexual and reproductive health services. This once in a century pandemic has given us all lessons to learn. I hope that everyone is able to view the safety of women and girls at their surroundings as their responsibility during this time of COVID-19 and that the world will be better and safer for all girls and women post COVID-19."

Read more about Medha and her team in this recent blog post.

Thanks to Medha, and all of your team, for everything that you do! We wish you the best with this inspiring work!

Also, thank YOU for supporting Medha and our community of 775+ social change leaders from 96 countries!

Be well-

Abby

P.S. Read additional Alumni highlights in our #believeinsuperheroes series.

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Amira
Amira

Greetings...from my home to yours;)

As we come together via email, text, skype, WhatsApp, and other various forms of distance communication, I continue to be inspired by people. I am also loving seeing photos from home offices - creative standing desks, pet colleagues, and flowers. I know that my two sons have enjoyed greeting my Atlas Corps colleagues on conference calls.

Some of the people who inspire me most are the Atlas Corps Fellows who continue to serve knowing that their service will empower them to be better leaders into the future. Also, I send a shout out to our Alumni are in that next leadership level and continue to stay connect with one another. A great example is our Alumna Amira (Sudan | Class 21, Host: International Center for Research on Women). You may remember her from our Empower Women Globally campaign in 2018. She continues to inspire!

Check out our latest blog post: Alumni Making Impact as the Communicable Diseaes Officer for the World Health Organization

After serving as an Atlas Corps Fellow in Washington, DC, Amira began working for the World Health Organization as the Communicable Disease Officer. She credits the Fellowship helping her achieve this professional milestone:

Atlas Corps added that critical lens to the way I see things, through the amazing exposure I got during working with my Host Organization, attending different events that Atlas Corps organized as well as interacting with Fellows from all over the world with incredible talent and background.

Amira also shared insight into her current position:

Since the Fellowship, I have worked with the WHO on a project aiming to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) medicalization in five African countries and drafted the global FGM monitoring and evaluation framework to be adopted by the WHO. I also participated in the development of the Sudan HIV National Strategic Plan and am a member of the HIV global fund application. Additionally, I carry out HIV services with analysis and develop stigma reduction booklets in a partnership with the ministry of social welfare.

Thanks, Amira, for the valuable role you are playing advancing public health on an international level. And thank YOU for supporting Amira and our community of more than 775 Fellows from 96 countries! I encourage you to read more Fellow highlights on our blog

All of us at Atlas Corps send our best. We also thank you for your support and for being part of our community!

Be Well-

Abby

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Rehema (Uganda)
Rehema (Uganda)

Hello,

Happy Holidays! As 2019 draws to a close, I want to share some special highlights with you. I also acknowledge you may have seen this update but it is one not to be missed!

First, I want to say Thank You! You helped us achieve a lot in one decade. In December 2009, Atlas Corps had supported only 25 Fellows from 7 countries. Now, as we approach the end of a decade, we are a diverse global community of more than 750 professionals from 95 countries - and more than 60% of our Fellows are female! You got us here. You have grown with us.

Will You continue to support us as we embark on a new decade? 

Atlas Corps is impactful. We invest in leaders to develop their capacity AND to strengthen the organization where they serve. Of our Fellows, 98% leave the United States at the end of their Fellowship and 85% attribute the Fellowship to helping them achieve their current professional roles. Our Alumni Lucia (Nicaragua, Host: Latin American Youth Center) served a year in Washington, DC, focused on youth development. Lucia now leads youth empowerment activities in Central America.Or, Rehema (Uganda, Host: Women Deliver) returned to Uganda to found an organization to fight unemployment.

“Serving for one year as an Atlas Corps Fellow,” shared Rehema, “gave me the ground to dream and to start my young adult focused organization, Re!gnite Africa.”

Lucia and Rehema are just two examples of the long-term impact our Fellows have at home and abroad. When you support Atlas Corps, you support social change professionals committed to positive change! If you want to achieve impact, donate to Atlas Corps.

Join us in empowering more women globally leaders! Please support Atlas Corps Fellows like Lucia and Rehema before the end of the year. Invest in our Fellows today.

Thank you for being part of this dynamic community. Let’s make the next decade even more memorable!

Happy Holidays,

Scott 

P.S. If you are in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2020, join us to celebrate this network at our Winter Celebration. Details at bit.ly/AtlasCorpsWinter2020  

 

Lucia (Nicaragua)
Lucia (Nicaragua)
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Hello-

Wow - we continue to empower women globally and Thank YOU for helping to make it happen! Your involvement helps us to grow our diverse and driven community, which is now more than 750 Fellows from 95 countries. 

Our supporters make it possible to welcome Tassia (Jamaica, Host: American Red Cross), who will be joining Atlas Corps Class 37 as one of the 11 out of 13 women Fellows! Tassia is an experienced communications specialist with a unique background in marketing, politics, entrepreneurship, and advocacy. Through her communications support role for Jamaica’s former Minister of National Security, she was able to impliment her passion for youth violence prevention. She helped support their violence prevention initiatives in vulnerable communities by leveraging community partnerships and social marketing for Ministry’s Unite for Change project. Tassia’s passion for change does not stop there, she is a dedicated supporter of gender equality, child rights, and using technology for social good. Over the years she has refined her craft through volunteering and working with various projects, some funded by international development organisations such as the World Bank, EU and the IDB. 

Thank you for supporting Tassia, Class 37, and all our Fellows. Meet them at fellows.atlascorps.org.

Bonus - #GivingToday in October! Mark your calendars - Atlas Corps launches our annual #GivingToday campaign on October 1 - October 31. All donations are matched $1 for $1 for the first $20,000 raised. More details soon!

Event Updates - if you are in DC, join us for the folloiwing:

  • Atlas Corps Fall Celebration on October 10th, 2019 in Washington, DC celebrates the accomplishments of the Atlas Corps community, as well as honor incoming and current Atlas Corps Classes! RSVP here.
  •  Atlas Corps Celebrate Diversity & Inclusion Gala on November 16, 2019, in Washington, DC. Celebrate our network for over 750 Fellows from 95 countries and enjoy an evening of food, drinks, live performances, and the presentation of the Atlas Corps Global Changemaker Award! Details here.

Cheers-

Abby

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