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


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
Click here to read the full post

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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How are you? July is upon us already. Atlas Corps is busy reflecting on the first half of 2021 and we want to say THANK YOU! You have helped us achieve some significant milestones in just the last six months. Most remarkably, we have grown our community to 1,100 Leaders from 110 countries. We also welcomed our first Fellows to the United States in April 2021. Day by day, we are supporting social change leaders who are inspiring impact at home and abroad.

An excellent example is this highlight from our Alum Ikenna (Nigeria, Class 36, Host: Making Cents International) who launched an initiative that focuses on positive youth development,, "Earlier this year, I started working on a project with the knowledge I gained while on my Atlas Corps Fellowship … I created PROJECT B.O.L.D, a Violence and Bullying Prevention Program." Ikenna, like many of our Atlas Corps Leaders, are multiplying impact by applying the knowledge and networks gained during the Fellowship at home. Thank YOU for supporting Ikenna and our global community. Thank you for helping us to achieve this 15th Anniversary milestone. As a donor, you play an integral role in our success.

SPECIAL INVITE - Join us on July 14 (12:00 PM ET) for our Bonus Day Celebration to celebrate our Community and announce our 2021 Alumni Changemaker honoree. We will be hosting our annual Bonus Day Celebration at and You can sign up on our event to get the latest updates! An added bonus is that donations of $100+ made on July 14 through GlobalGiving will be matched at!

Thank you again for all your support. Thank you for your role in reaching our 15-Year Anniversary milestone. There are so many stories of Atlas Corps Leaders accomplishing incredible work in the world. Our stories always include you- you inspire our community to achieve, and we thank you for believing in and empowering our Community!

Be well, 


P.S. Will you share with your network why you support Atlas Corps for July 14 Bonus Day? Check out our social media toolkit. Thanks for amplifying our message! 


Abby Robinson

Acting CEO, Alumna (Class 2)

Atlas Corps 

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Hello, how are you? Thank you for your kind donation to Atlas Corps. Thank you for empowering our growing community, representing 1000 social change leaders from 105 countries. Last year, you gave when we needed you most. We appreciate your support of our network of Fellows, Alumni, and Scholars!

When you contribute to Atlas Corps, you support Leaders like Alumna Trina (Class 15, India, Host: Atlas Corps | American Express). Trina co-founded Kranti, an anti-trafficking and women’s rights organization in Mumbai. Kranti provides shelter, education, and opportunities to disadvantaged women, many being under-age girls from Mumbai’s red-light areas. During the pandemic, Kranti quickly responded to provide healthcare and fresh meals to over 100 people everyday. To read more about Trina and her work in COVID-19 response, please visit our blog.

Thank you for the continued engagement in our community! We invite you to join us at the Atlas Corps 15 Year Anniversary Gala, November 20, 2021. We will gather in-person in DC and virtually to celebrate 15 years of achievement. Details and RSVP at

We thank you for being part of our 15 years! Let us embrace these opportunities as we continue to inspire positive impact in our social change leader at a time!


Abby Robinson 

Acting CEO, Class 2 Alumna, Atlas Corps 

P.S. This week March 8-12 all donations up to $50 will be matched 50%- will you make a $50 donation in honor of our 15-Year milestone? #AtlasCorps15 

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