Atlas Corps: Fellow Support Fund During COVID-19

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Atlas Corps: Fellow Support Fund During COVID-19
Atlas Corps: Fellow Support Fund During COVID-19
Atlas Corps: Fellow Support Fund During COVID-19
Atlas Corps: Fellow Support Fund During COVID-19
Atlas Corps: Fellow Support Fund During COVID-19
Atlas Corps: Fellow Support Fund During COVID-19
Atlas Corps: Fellow Support Fund During COVID-19
Atlas Corps: Fellow Support Fund During COVID-19

Hello [donor first name]

Thank you for your continued support for [Project]! 2023 will be filled with many new and exciting changes to our global community and I look forward to sharing them with you.

As Atlas Corps moves forward into the new year, I’d like to take a moment to thank you for helping us expand our global network. I am happy to report that since our last update in October, we have been able to build new partnerships and continue our engagement with global leaders.

Last month, Atlas Corps welcomed Class 48, a group of 5 emerging professionals from Cuba, Egypt, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. They recently began service at their Host Organizations, which includes my former colleagues at Save the Children. I encourage you to meet our new Fellows here.

  • Class 48 continues our recent partnership with Generation, a global nonprofit that prepares, places, and supports people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. 
  • You can learn more about Generation here and our partnership here.

On behalf of our Fellows and Alumni, thank you for your ongoing support! Thanks to you, Fellows like Michelle (Class 44, Mexico) can continue to inspire positive change at their Host Organizations. While at One to World, Michelle is involved in their flagship program, Global Classroom, which delivers a series of intercultural programs to under-resourced youth. Michelle shares, “it was certainly surprising to later receive letters from some children telling me how I taught them things about their own country that they did not about before  – little did I knew there were some Mexican children in the classroom – or others even explaining how they understood their privilege of not having to leave their country alone.”

Lastly, I have one more very important update to share with you. Please join our Team in wishing our Chief Strategy Officer and Atlas Corps Alum Abby a farewell. After 12.5 years on our Team, Abby has been a valuable team member and an inspiration to our entire Community. As an Alum she will continue to bring her positive energy to our Community. Here is a special thank you from Abby:

Atlas Corps is a special part of all of our journeys. Atlas Corps is about connecting with dynamic individuals who share a passion for possibility. Thank you, Atlas Corps Community (staff, donors, volunteers, and more) for providing me the opportunity to be a Fellow and believing in my ability to grow and lead this organization. The future is bright and I am excited to be part of it! 

Thank you once again for all you have done for the Atlas Corps Community. We are grateful for your friendship and what you do for Atlas Corps and I am excited for what this year has in store for us! 




Bidjan Nashat, Atlas Corps CEO

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How are you? This year continues to be an unforgettable year for Atlas Corps and it’s all thanks to you! Your support to Atlas Corps helps us #BuildBridges across the globe! For example, we connected Fellow Daliya (Class 41, India) to our Partner, SAP, as their Marketing and Communications Fellow. Her supervisor, Jennifer, the Global Director of Social Business, shares how you are making a difference in their organization:

“In the long run, I believe that having a skilled Atlas Corps Fellow join our team to focus specifically on an area of our business that was underserved–in our case SAP’s Corporate Social Responsibility, Marketing and Communication Strategy makes a drastic difference. Daliya’s inputs and initiatives have allowed us to be more thoughtful about how we communicate the impact our programs are delivering every single day. The level of focus and attention to storytelling detail would not have been possible without having Daliya as a trusted team member.”  (I invite you to read more about Daliya’s work at SAP here.)

Updates, Invites, and Applications - Atlas Corps is making moves in October! Here are the highlights:

  • New Office - Atlas Corps has moved and is now an official Open Gov Hub Member! This opportunity will allow us to continue to build upon our partnership with Open Gov Hub, who has also been an outstanding Host Organization over the years. (Fun fact: Atlas Corps Alumni run Open Gov Hub Global Affiliate Hubs in Albania, Liberia, and Tunisia!). Also, we encourage you to update your records with our new address:
Atlas Corps
c/o Open Gov Hub
1100 13th Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20005-4281
  • Invite - Mark your calendars! We invite you to join us on October 18 at 12pm ET for our Fall Celebration of Service! We will be featuring all of our Fellows, Scholars, and Alumni that have began and/or completed their service in the last few months, including our: 2022 Cohort of Hilton Prize Scholars: In our June update, we welcomed them into our Global Community and now, thanks to your support, we will be celebrating their graduation! Meet them here; and Cohort 10 Scholars: These dynamic leaders from Russia and the United States will be participating in our Virtual Leadership Institute, “Leadership in Times of Change.” Meet some of them here.
  • Spread the Word - Virtual Leadership Institute Recruitment - Atlas Corps recently launched the recruitment campaigns for professionals in Nicaragua and climate change leaders in Spain. You are welcome to share amongst your professional networks using our social media toolkits (Nicaragua and Spain).

Thank you for continuing to inspire our global leaders towards a more impactful future. Until next time, Friend!



P.S. I encourage you to visit and follow the Atlas Corps LinkedIn page, where we will continue to update on all of these exciting events!

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2022 is an unforgettable year after years of unexpected activity. Thank you for accompanying Atlas Corps on this historical journey. In 2020, you stepped up and supported us through uncertainty. In 2021, you celebrated our 15th Anniversary. Now, in 2022, you listen as we develop our #AtlasCorps2025 strategic plan and experience some exciting transition.

Here are some of our highlights that have happened in just the past 30 days….

Global Community - Our Community grows to 1,400+ social change leaders from 115 countries!

  • In May, we welcomed our second year of 50 Hilton Prize Scholars from 31 countries, which includes the three new countries of Lesotho, New Zealand, and Portugal. We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Learn more at 2022 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Leadership Institute
  • As our newest program, our Virtual Leadership Institute now includes 450+ Scholars!

Opportunities - Learn more and SHARE!

  • Atlas Corps is hiring! - We seek Development Manager, Individuals & Events - Partnerships Senior Manager -Talent Acquisition Manager. Learn more at (and SHARE!) at
  • Fellow Recruitment - Our deadline is June 22, 2022, to apply to for the Atlas Corps Fellowship. Please find the posting materials here.

Event Highlights - Atlas Corps hosts the American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit!

  • Atlas Corps, with support from the American Express Foundation, hosted the 2022 American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit from May 19-20. This year’s theme was “Our Path Forward: Lead. Listen. Flourish.” and it was a hybrid event - joining global leaders in Washington, DC and online. 
  • A highlight of the Summit was the Leadership Journeys conversation featuring Bidjan Nashat, CEO of Atlas Corps, and Madge Thomas, President of the American Express Foundation. Click here to watch the highlights.

Together, WE are Atlas Corps! Thank you for the support, enthusiasm, and energy. Let’s keep moving forward together!




P.S. Save the Date! July 20 is Bonus Day and Celebration of Service! Donations to Atlas Corps will be matched AND we will host a special virtual celebration at 12:00 PM ET. Details here!

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Atlas Corps is hiring!
Atlas Corps is hiring!


How is your start to 2022? While it has been unexpected in many ways, we are proud to announce that we welcomed Atlas Corps Class 44 in January AND we are preparing to launch Atlas Corps Virtual Leadership Institute Cohort 8 this month!

Thank you for the ongoing support! You continue to inspire Atlas Corps and our global community of 1,200 leaders from 112 countries! Yes, we continue to expand and welcome two new countries in 2022: Ivory Coast and Singapore!

In addition, 2022 is an extra exciting year for Atlas Corps. We are launching #AtlasCorps2025 - a strategy process to create our path forward. Below, I shared an update from our CEO Bidjan.

We look forward to getting YOU involved! We invite you to stay tuned for the latest updates on the Atlas Corps Blog. You can also follow #AtlasCorps2025.



P.S. Atlas Corps is hiring! We have 3 positions: Programs Associate, Operations Manager, and Senior Development Manager. Learn more AND SHARE:



Here are highlights from the blog post and video shared by our CEO Bidjan: 

Three Reasons I Am Excited to Launch our #AtlasCorps2025 Strategy
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Based on my first few months getting to know Atlas Corps, I want to share with you the three reasons why I’m excited and energized to kick off the #AtlasCorps2025 strategy process in February:

  1. There is a huge sense of urgency for us to do more for young people
  2. We have a unique window to create opportunities regardless of location and background
  3. We are bringing a great team of people and organizations together for this journey

Now is an opportunity for more equity in making skills and leadership potential, rather than location, the decisive factor in hiring young talent. And we are only scratching the surface of the iceberg of talent if the Atlas Corps Alumni and the thousands of annual applicants are any indicator.

Our great team will bring their experience from the first 15 years into this process. We will work with Jesse as a coach....We are also grateful to receive the pro-bono Board Fellow advice from the Boston Consulting Group‘s Steffyn and Rifaiyat....Our Atlas Corps Board members....And Adi, a MBA students at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business...More partners are joining soon and we will challenge ourselves every single day to be curious and think about scaling opportunities for talented young people across the globe to lead.


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How were the summer months? We hope that you were able to enjoy time with family and friends in the warmer weather.

At Atlas Corps, we continue to adapt, learn, and evolve. We are also deeply appreciative of the support you provided during a critical time. Thanks to your generosity, Atlas Corps has continued to move forward, even while much of our world as been on pause. During 2021, we engaged 60 Fellows in our blended (virtual/in-person Fellowship) and 376 virtual Scholars. We brought about 20 Fellows to the United States. Our community found support in one another!

Raneem (Cohort 1, Egypt, Virtual Leadership Institute) shared this reflection,  "Throughout this journey, I didn’t experience the sense of isolation that I felt through many of the other online learning programs...I found myself surrounded by like-minded people from every part in this world, I found in them inspiration, diversity, inclusion, confidence, and energy.I felt the sense of belonging which is fundamental to success and achievement."

Our Virtual Leadership Institute launched in November 2020 as a key evolution within our leadership programs. Your support provided this key Atlas Corps evolution to inspire global leaders like Raneem.

We invite you to celebrate these achievements as part of our 15h Anniversary. We will host a special virtual event.

Atlas Corps 15th Anniversary Virtual Celebration - Thursday, November 18, 12:00 PM ET (virtual event to be posted)

Join us as our 15th Anniversary celebration continues! This event will feature special remarks by UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake.

Thank you for believing in our community of global professionals! Thank you for supporting the ongoing Atlas Corps evolution. Thank you for inspiring social change, one global leader at a time.



PS Also, I invite you to get to know our new CEO Bidjan Nashat in his first newsletter. We are thrilled to add his leadership talents to our community!

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