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by Atlas Corps
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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!

Atlas Corps celebrates 10 years!
Atlas Corps celebrates 10 years!

"Beginning a new job can be stressful at any level, and this practice can be very grounding, accelerating your ability to get up to speed faster in a foreign atmosphere." - Seemeen Gul (Pakistan, Class 20, Host: UN Women)


Do you remember your first day at a new job or new school? It is exciting and intimidating all at the same time. Atlas Corps Class 20 initiated their service on February 1 to that same level of excitement. Now, 30 days later, they are thriving as part of a new team and members of a new community.

Seemeen shared this quote in a recent blog post sharing her first day of service at UN Women. "Today wasn’t just my first day at UN WOMEN; it was the start of a journey," reflected Seemen. "I was scared of a new atmosphere, though change was scary but allowing fear to stop you from growing evolving and progressing was scarier."

Your support has inspired individuals like Seemen to overcome the fear of new experiences to embrace the opportunity that exists within the Atlas Corps Fellowship. This year, we celebrate 10 years of inspiring individuals. Since we launched in 2006, we have inspired 450 individuals from 75 countries to serve abroad...and it is just the beginning!

Look forward to Atlas Corps sharing 10-year highlights from Alumni, Host Organizations, and Supporters as we build up to our big celebration in November in Washington, DC (details soon)!

We also invite you to celebrate the start of our 10 Year Celebration by making a donation during Bonus Day on March 16, 2016!

Thanks for being part of our first 10 and we look forward to you being part of our next 10, 20, 100 years!


P.S. Spread the Word - post on social media: Act local. Impact global. Celebrate 10 years! Support @AtlasCorps on 3.16.16 #bonusday #AtlasCorps10

Scott Beale & Atlas Corps Fellow, Rofaida Elzubair
Scott Beale & Atlas Corps Fellow, Rofaida Elzubair

Hello Friends -

As you may have seen on Facebook, Atlas Corps has decided to launch a special fund in response to growing violent extremism in the world that has led to terrorists attacks in Paris and California. We want to respond in a way that also counters the rise of hate crimes and hate speech against Muslims in the United States. We need new models of positive engagement that empower leaders in Muslim-majority countries, rather than the alternatives that are being suggested on the evening news.

A Board Member challenged me to raise $10,000 for the Muslim Engagement Fund and he would match with another $10,000 and he pushed me to contribute as well. Therefore, I promised him that if 100 people donated any amount, that my wife and I would also contribute $10,000. So far we have raised over $12,000, earned the $10,000 match from the Board Member and received 65 donations. Can you please donate and help recruit some other donors so we can get to 100 people?

From now until the end of 2015, ALL donations received through GlobalGiving will go towards the Muslim Engagement Fund!

As we approach our 10-year anniversary, there are lots of great reasons to give to Atlas Corps. Perhaps you are excited that we are expanding to Australia and will have our first Fellow serve there in February. Perhaps our White House partnership is the reason that you feel Atlas Corps has earned your philanthropic support. Maybe it is how we are advancing social issues such as global LGBTQ rights or the work we are doing with large numbers of Fellows from Pakistan, Sudan and South Sudan. Or, maybe you have just met one of our Fellows and know the incredible quality of leaders we are bringing here. No matter what the reason, I hope you will consider supporting Atlas Corps this year.

Please help us meet our goal of 100 donors!! Consider donating to Atlas Corps and to the Muslim Engagement Fund.

If I have missed a donation that you already made, please forgive me, but I really wanted to reach out to you to ask for your support for 2016 and for this special initiative.


Scott Beale 
Founder & CEO 
Atlas Corps 


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