Atlas Corps: Fellow Support

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Atlas Corps: Fellow Support
Atlas Corps Incoming CEO Bidjan Nashat
Atlas Corps Incoming CEO Bidjan Nashat


Exciting news - Atlas Corps just announced our incoming CEO Bidjan Nashat. I share this message from the Chair of our Board of Directors. Also, I invite you to meet Bidjanin our upcoming livestream:

Atlas Corps Updates | August 23, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET - a conversation with Atlas Corps Leadership featuring Scott Beale, Abby Robinson, and Bidjan Nashat. 

Thank you for the ongoing support through these momentous time.



Acting CEO, Class 2 Alumna



Dear Atlas Corps Community,

On behalf of the Atlas Corps Board of Directors, I thank you for your ongoing support of Atlas Corps during this pivotal moment in the organization’s history. Today, it is with great enthusiasm that I announce the incoming Atlas Corps CEO: Bidjan Nashat. Bidjan will officially join Atlas Corps on September 20. 

Bidjan, most recently coming from Save the Children—an Atlas Corps Host Organization—brings extensive experience in the international development field that includes leading large, global non-governmental organizations as well as experience engaging in local community-based entities. In addition to his operational experience, we were impressed by Bidjan’s purpose-driven approach in articulating his vision for himself, the organization (including the staff, Fellows, Scholars, and Alumni), and global leadership in the 21st Century. We are confident that he will take Atlas Corps into the next 15 years with the passion that Scott Beale led us through during our first 15 years.

The Atlas Corps Board of Directors appointed a selection committee, with support from the search firm DRi, who engaged in a vigorous search process. The ultimate result was the Board’s approval of Bidjan as CEO. We thank all who engaged in this process and offered insight into our strategic development. We express special appreciation to this selection committee for the energy they dedicated to this process.

On behalf of the Board, I also extend our utmost appreciation to Abby Robinson(Chief Development & Engagement Officer, Class 2 Alumna) who seamlessly stepped into the role of Acting CEO. Her enthusiastic efforts, together with the entire Atlas Corps Team, have maintained an incredibly strong program and organization throughout this transition. During 2021, our dynamic Team navigated ongoing changes and still achieved the engagement of 60 Fellows and 376 virtual Scholars while also supporting the growth of our entire global Community. Team, you are an inspiration!

We invite you to meet Bidjan in our upcoming livestream: Atlas Corps Updates | August 23, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET - a conversation with Atlas Corps Leadership featuring Scott Beale, Abby Robinson, and Bidjan Nashat. 

We also want to thank YOU, the Atlas Corps Community. Everything we have achieved at Atlas Corps, from winning online fundraising contests 15 years ago to overcoming the financial hardships of the pandemic to launching a Virtual Leadership Institute to engaging 1,100 professionals from 110 countries, has been accomplished by the collective efforts of this Community. 

People are at the heart of our mission. This fact remains true today and will remain our guiding light into the future.

Very Best,

Whitney Hunter-Thomson

Chair, Atlas Corps Board of Directors

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How are you? Greetings from the team at Atlas Corps! Thank you for your kind donation to Atlas Corps as part of our Fellow Support Fund. Thank you for empowering our growing community, representing 1000 social change leaders from 105 countries. We appreciate you!

When Fellows were grounded in the U.S. last year, our donors stepped in to help. Now, we are excited to share that thanks to your ongoing support, Atlas Corps returns to in-person service in the U.S.!

Yes, we are excited to share that 6 Fellows arrived in Washington D.C. and Dallas, Texas, to begin in-person service at their Host Organizations. After a year of program innovation, virtual engagement, and pivoting, we return to our classic Fellowship better equipped than ever before.

Just as exciting, Atlas Corps celebrates our 15-Year Anniversary this year! We invite you to join us at the Atlas Corps 15 Year Anniversary Gala, November 20, 2021. Our community will gather in-person in DC and virtually to celebrate 15 years of achievement. Details and RSVP at your early bird $250 contribution reserves your seat in person and virtually.

Thank you for supporting our Fellows. Thank you for supporting Atlas Corps in 2021! Let us embrace new opportunities as we continue to inspire positive impact in our social change leader at a time!


Abby Robinson 

Acting CEO, Alumna (Class 2)

Atlas Corps 

P.S. Every donation this month will get you a BONUS invite to our Bonus Day Summer Celebration event on July 14th, 12pm ET (virtual). Will you make a donation to Atlas Corps and join us? 

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What is your New Year’s resolution? This season provides us an opportunity to reflect and set goals for the year ahead. 

We thank you for your support of Atlas Corps. Empowered by our community of supporters, Atlas Corps engaged more leaders in 2020 than any other year. Our 2021 resolution is to surpass this accomplishment by engaging a record number of leaders this year!

To kick off activities, this month we welcome the Atlas Corps Virtual Scholars Cohort 2. They will engage in the Virtual Leadership Institute, an online learning community to train global social change leaders with core aspects of our model. 

Will you make one of your New Year's resolutions getting involved with Atlas Corps? Here is a great way to connect with our community-

This year, we celebrate a special milestone with the Atlas Corps 15 Year Anniversary Gala, November 20, 2021! We will gather our community of Fellows, Host Organizations, and supporters to celebrate 15 years of achievement. Details and RSVP at

Thank you for connecting talent to opportunity. Thank you for empowering our growing community of 900 social change leaders from 103 countries. Thank you for supporting Atlas Corps!



P.S. Another great New Year’s resolution- become a Volunteer with Atlas Corps! Details at Thank you for your support!

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I am writing with a quick message on behalf of the Atlas Corps community to acknowledge your contributions to our Fellow Support campaign. Our donors and supporters are integral to the success of the Atlas Corps superhero network- and in true hero form, you have shown up for Atlas Corps when we need you most

Thank YOU for supporting our community of 775+ Fellows with your donations, gifts, volunteering and more!

With your partnership, we’ve been able to celebrate success on several fronts. First, we were able to provide financial support to Fellows who were grounded in the U.S. We’ve been able to provide for the health and safety of our Fellows- including care packages when Fellows were quarantining! We’ve also successfully launched a “Blended Class” of Fellows, where Fellows will serve remotely and then come in person for 6-18 months when it is safe to be in the U.S. Third, we’ve pivoted our work to launch the Virtual Leadership Institute-  an online learning community for global social change leaders based on the established Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab. 

This year has presented many challenges- and while we continue to deal with the uncertainty of this era, your support empowers us to innovate towards new opportunities and move boldly forward to advance a world of well-networked, trained global social change leaders.

Atlas Corps Fellow Karam (Class 36, Host: Microsoft) expresses our sentiment best- 

"Changes usually start with one person; Atlas Corps gives young leaders the tools to start their journey to change their small world and go from there to change the world at large. Your support is essential to helping these young leaders on their journey." 

Thank you for not just believing in superheroes- thank you for becoming a superhero! Thank you for inspiring change and supporting Atlas Corps!



P.S. I invite you to learn about the Atlas Corps Fellows highlighted as part of the #BecomeASuperhero Campaign- you can read more at our blog.

P.P.S. Thanks to your continued support, Atlas Corps just launched our next recruitment cycle! Learn more and invite social change leaders in your network to apply at



Abby Robinson, Chief Development & Engagement Officer(Alumna, Class 2)

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Yes, YOU are a superhero! Over these last few weeks, we have all experienced significant changes to our daily activities and human engagement. You are adapting and we think that makes you a superhero!

We also appreciate your continual support of our Atlas Corps Fellows in the United States. You have provided financial support, care baskets, and messages of support. All of these activities are so appreciated. Thank you!

Atlas Corps is also adapting. We launched our Atlas Corps Responds page to provide ongoing updates. In addition, here are a few highlights of what is happening with us:

  • Class 39 "Blended" Fellowship – Big news! Class 39 started Orientation this week! They will be the pilot participants in an evolution of our model: the “blended” fellowship – Fellows will participate in a blend of virtual and in-person service. Fellows will initiate the Fellowship while in their home countries and complete their service in the United States. Stay tuned for updates!
  • Virtual Learning Community extending our engaging professional development activities to a virtual environment, Atlas Corps will engage more dynamic social impact professionals from around the world in this virtual learning community to advance knowledge and strengthen our global network of changemakers.
  • #BelieveInSuperheroes – We launched this campaign to highlight the amazing work of our Fellows and Alumni as they fight against COVID-19 worldwide. A great example is Nino (Tunisia) who is leading an effort to create face shields for hospitals and Tunisia and globally! Read more at

Superheroes unite! 

Atlas Corps sends our support to YOU all the superheroes in our community! Together, we can continue to inspire positive impact in our homes, communities, and the world!

Be well-


P.S. We invite you to tune in on Wednesday, May 13, 10:00 AM EDT for a Facebook Live featuring our Founder & CEO Scott Beale. He will introduce Class 39 and provide some key updates on Atlas Corps. Stay tuned at!

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