Believe in Superheroes!

by Atlas Corps

Thank you for your support! Your gift inspires individuals like our newest Class of Atlas Corps Fellows arriving in January 2017. I am honored to announce Atlas Corps Class 23, a dynamic group of 25 superheroes—emerging social change leaders who originate from 17 different countries. They represent the richness of diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness.

A few other fun facts about Atlas Corps Class 23:

  • Fellows represent four new countries: Albania, Cambodia, Guatemala, and Honduras.
  • The cohort consists of 64% women.
  • We welcome 12 new Host Organizations to our network.

In 2016, we celebrated 10 years of Atlas Corps. In 2017, Atlas Corps 23 inspires us to look toward our future. Your investment is one that supports our growing network of more than 500 Fellows from 83 countries who serve at 200 Host Organizations. Thank you!

We also invite you to make a last minute gift for 2016. In addition to supporting our Fellows, Atlas Corps is in the running for bonus prizes in GlobalGiving’s Year-End Campaign. And, if you set up a new recurring donation, your first contribution will be matched 200%! We would appreciate the additional generosity.

Thank you for the support and for an unforgettable 2016! Together, we are Atlas Corps!


P.S. If you are in DC, join us for the Atlas Corps Class 23 Welcome Celebration on January 26.



Ten years ago, an idea was born—Atlas Corps! Today, we are a network of super-powered social change leaders: Atlas Corps Fellows. Today, I present our Top 10 Superhero Moments since 2006! These moments highlight our most memorable achievementswhat we have achieved as an organization, as a global network of inspired individuals.

During this critical time of transition, our world needs more inspired social change leaders. While one person cannot solve all the world's problems, we can invest in those who will. THANK YOU for your support, especially on GivingTuesday when more than 250 individuals showed their support for Atlas Corps!

Thank you for supporting superheroes—one social change leader at a time!

Scott Beale

Founder & CEO, Atlas Corps.

P.S. If you are in DC, we invite you to join us on January 26 for the Atlas Corps Class 23 Welcome Event!


Top 10 Superhero Moments
Top 50 Nonprofits -
Top 50 Nonprofits -


Let's kick off the week with a few highlights. For Atlas Corps, our 10th year continues to be filled with amazing highlights!

First, Atlas Corps Founder and CEO Scott Beale received the distinct honor of being named to the “Power & Influence Top 50 2016” by The NonProfit Times. The list, in its 19th year, annually honors the nonprofit sector’s most influential leaders. This recognition is an organizational milestone that recognizes the achievements that Scott and Atlas Corps have made within the sector through the innovative use of long-term professional exchange. 

Second, we just welcomed Atlas Corps Class 22.

This dynamic group of emerging leaders originates from 14 different countries and represents our most diverse Class to date. In fact, we are thrilled to welcome three new countries to our network: Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, and Sri Lanka. We are also excited to welcome seven new Host Organizations to our network and appreciate the continued collaboration with the returning groups. It is the reason for the success of Atlas Corps—seeking new opportunities while strengthening existing relationships. See below for a breakdown of Who is Atlas Corps Class 22?


In 2016, our 10th year, we applaud the 500 individuals from 79 countries who have joined our Fellowship. We also thank the more than 200 Host Organizations in the United States, Colombia, and Australia that have engaged our Fellows to achieve their social missions. Together, we cross borders to positively impact our world.

Thank you for your continued support of our network. Together, we are Atlas Corps!


P.S.Remember, Save the Date for our 10th Anniversary Gala on 11.19.2016 at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC! We will be livestreaming so you can also follow online!

Who is Atlas Corps Class 22?
Who is Atlas Corps Class 22?
Atlas Corps Top 10 Finalists!
Atlas Corps Top 10 Finalists!

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What is one reason that you support Atlas Corps? To be helpful, I have 10 reasons - Top 10 Atlas Corps Finalists

These 10 dynamic leaders are vetted applicants who are ready to become Atlas Corps Fellows! Can you help support these leaders? Your quick action today will support:


A financial/project management professional - Abdul (Pakistan) has 2 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, in basic education, community awareness, and development. He has earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Quaid-I-Azam University, and a Master of Science’s degree in Management from COMSATS University of Science and Technology, Islamabad. He was awarded with scholarship from USAID Pakistan toward his Master degree and a fellowship from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for his Master of Science education. He holds a diploma in individualized studies in Management from Central Lakes Community College in Brainerd, Minnesota. Abdul Qadir has strong financial, project, and volunteer management skills, and has developed an aptitude for research work. He has a strong passion for leadership, education, community development, and women and youth empowerment.
A gender specialist with experience in refugee rights - Winfred (Kenya) has eight years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She earned a Master’s degree in International Development (global concentration) from Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania.She also develops proposals for new projects and acts as a liaison between her current organization, and other relief and development organizations. Winfred has also worked as a Learning Associate at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. She was a guest teacher in various Education Department courses, and facilitated workshops on English Language Learning (ELL) to faculty from various colleges and universities in Maine. Winfred’s areas of interest include: Gender issues, human (especially women and refugee rights) and humanitarianism.

Action Steps - here are two simple steps:

  1. Invest in Atlas Corps! Your continued donation of $20, $50, $100 will directly support our Atlas Corps Fellows.
  2. Find Host Organizations for these 10 dynamic FinalistsJust forward this email to a friend, colleague, contact at an organization that may be interested in hosting one of these leaders. Once you send along this email, all the organization needs to do to start a conversation is fill out this form. (More information about Atlas Corps is included below.)

Let me know what additional support you need.

Thank you in advance for supporting Atlas Corps and these dynamic global leaders!


P.S. A bit of information to about Atlas Corps: Atlas Corps  is a White House-endorsed, professional exchange program that engages emerging global leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 6 to 18 month professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global change makers. Fellows are leaders in their home countries with 2 to 10 years or professional experience; they speak fluent English, and most hold post-graduate degrees. Atlas Corps takes care of all logistics such as flights, taxes, health coverage, visa, etc., and the Host Organization contributes a cost share that covers a portion of program expenses. Learn more about hosting a Fellow with this great article in the Nonprofit Quarterly.


Atlas Corps Class 21 is here!
Atlas Corps Class 21 is here!


Let me introduce you to Atlas Corps Class 21 — the world's best social change leaders! They completed their first two weeks of Global Leadership Lab and officially started at their Host Organizations on May 31.

We are thrilled to welcome this dynamic group of 23 Fellows to our network of 500 Fellows from 76 countries who have served at 200 Host Organizations in the United States, Colombia, and Australia (yes, it is official, our first Fellow is serving in Australia — see Adelaide's details below). Each Class brings unique attributes to our network. A few highlights of this group:

  • Our first Fellow in Australia (Adelaide, Kenya, Host: Foundation for Young Australians).
  • Our first Fellow from Cuba (Yuleidy, Cuba, Host: International Planned Parenthood Federation).
  • Our 44th Fellow from Pakistan, thanks to a wonderful partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.

These Fellows join our White House and State Department Partnership—Emerging Global Leaders Initiative Atlas Corps Fellowship. They also continue our 10-year celebration (#AtlasCorps10).

You can meet Atlas Corps 21 online at

Thank you for your ongoing support of this dynamic network!


P.S. Save the date, the "big" Atlas Corps 10-Year Celebration will take place on November 19 in Washington, DC. Stay tuned for more details!


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Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Scott Beale
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