Thank you! With your support, Atlas Corps has achieved some major milestones in the past three weeks.
Three weeks ago, we welcomed Atlas Corps Class 19—our largest group of Fellows ever at 33. Two weeks ago, we invited all of our Fellows to Washington, DC, for our Global Leadership Lab in partnership with Deloitte—85 Fellows in one room at one time. One week ago, we celebrated the year anniversary of the launch of the Emergin Global Leadership Initiative-Atlas Corps Fellowship as I traveled with a delegation of Atlas Corps Fellows to New York for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Social Good Summit, and United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
At the Social Good Summit, Atlas Corps Fellow Marcela Calle (Class 18, Colombia, Host: Internews), pictured with other panelists Ben Rhodes of The White House, Danny Sriskandarajah of Civicus, and Douglas Rutzen of International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, shared her perspectives on the “Combating Closing Spaces for Civil Society” panel.
In addition, 14 other Atlas Corps Fellows actively promoted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by providing multilingual social media coverage of the event. “It was very valuable to be a part of the team of communicators who amplified the 17 Sustainable Development Goals throughout the Summit at this crucial moment in history,” shared Fellow Esther Pinnock (Class 17, Jamaica, Host: Atlas Corps). “The many speakers expressed hope amidst many global crises. As Atlas Corps Fellows, it was an honor to share this message of hope to inspire others to take action. It was also impressive to see Marcela as a featured speaker!”
It was amazing! The annual event, held in tandem with the UN General Assembly, incorporates the voices and points of view from major influencers around the world to focus on the biggest global issues of the day. We are thrilled to be a part of it.
Thank you for support our newest Fellows AND in providing Fellows the opportunity to share their perspectives with a global audience.
Together, we are making an impact!
It is historical day at Atlas Corps!
First, we were featured in a great Washington Post article: "In the ‘reverse Peace Corps,’ future leaders from abroad hone their skills." The article captures the community that is Atlas Corps and highlights our Fellow, Monica Azner Diaz (Spain), who is sharing her social work skills providing outreach services to individuals at Washington, DC-based Miriam's Kitchen.
Second, we just placed five new Fellows for Class 19 (September 2015) in one day! This number is only the beginning. We are well on our way to record-breaking numbers for this upcoming class. Look forward to the full announcement in September.
Third, well, we will see what happens tomorrow....
These moments of organizational achievement happen because of YOU. Our network has played in instrumental role in supporting Atlas Corps since 2006. Thanks to your support, we have recruited inspired individuals to be Fellows, engaged with dynamic organizations to host these Fellows, and received the support we need to continue to grow our organization.
Today, our network is more than 300 Fellows from 70 countries who have served at 130 organizations. We know that are network will continue to grow with you support!
As we plan for Class 19's arrival in September, we invite you think of how you can invest in these emerging leaders. Your contribution will directly support the Fellows. Your gift of $20, $50, $100 provides the opportunity for one more global leader to more effectively inspire positive impact at home and aboard.
Thank you for being part of Atlas Corps! Thank you for supporting Atlas Corps Fellows!
Did you want to see the impact of your support to Atlas Corps? Meet Atlas Corps Class 18!
As you may have read in Scott's recent newsletter, we are excited to welcome our newest group of global leaders to Atlas Corps and our network of more than 300 Fellows from 70 countries. These Fellows will serve at some of the best organizations in the world, including the American Express Foundation, Ashoka, CARE, ChildFund International, Oxfam, Planned Parenthood, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Tahrir Insitute for Middle East Policy, Voice of America, Women's Entrepreneurship Day, and many more! Class 18 arrives as part of the Emerging Global Leaders Initiative(EGLI)-Atlas Corps Fellowship, which was launched by the White House at the Clinton Global Initiative 2014.
These Fellows represent 14 different countries, including our first Fellows from Afghanistan and Cameroon.
Thank for all the support that provides these inspired individuals that opportunity gain experience, build their networks, and to share their ideas through the Atlas Corps Fellowship. Together, we can inspire positive social impact at home and abroad.
We hope to see you on May 28! Best-
Today, we celebrate an important milestone that you helped us achieve: Atlas Corps Class 17 celebrates one month at their Host Organizations! These Fellows are part of the Emerging Global Leadership Initiative (EGLI)-Atlas Corps Fellowship, our partnership with the U.S. Department of State launched as part of President Obama's Stand with Civil Society Agenda.
About four weeks ago, these 23 inspired global leaders arrived in Washington, DC. They participated in a week of Orientation and a week of Immersion (our professional development series) with all of our Fellows in the United States. Then, our Fellows traveled to their Host Organizations to start their year of service. A few details about our newest Class of Fellows:
Here is a reflection from Fellow Luther Jeke (Liberia, Host: Creative Associates International):
"I am of the strong conviction that I made the right decision. I came here for a good purpose. The Atlas Corps experience is going to develop me personally and professionally. Personal development is all about progress. Motivation is key to on-going improvement and this is something I am going to gain from this fellowship. This change in pace in my life’s own little marathon will definitely inject that extra spark of energy and creativity in me. I encourage the young people of Liberia and other emerging countries to keep pushing through challenges and everything will work out...."
Thank you for supporting Luther and all of our Fellows as they develop personally and professionally as they "push through challenges" to achieve great things!
Save the Date: GlobalGiving Bonus Day Wednesday, March 18, 9:00 AM EDT All donations matched at 30%, while matching funds are available. Support Atlas Corps Class 17 and our network of more than 300 Fellows from 70 countries!
On behalf of Atlas Corps, we thank you for an amazing year. We started the year welcoming the largest cohort of Atlas Corps Fellows - Atlas Corps Class 14. Then, we ended the year being named as part of a White House Initiative. Amazing! We reflect on a remarkable 2014 with our annual Top 5 of 2014: Together, We Achieve Impact.
We also look ahead to 2015 as make plans to welcome Atlas Corps Class 17 in January. Look for the official announcement of the new cohort of Fellows next week!
As you reflect on 2014 and look forward to 2015, we encourage you to consider Atlas Corps in your planning. We invite you to make an impact by supporting an Atlas Corps Fellow. Your investment in Atlas Corps supports global leaders who are achieving impact today and into the future.
Thank you for inspiring impact! We wish you the happiest of holidays and we look forward to being in touch in 2015-
(in case you are unable to see the graphic, here are our "Top 5 of 2014")
ATLAS CORPS TOP 5 OF 2014
Together, we achieve impact!
5. Signed 5-year lease for new headquarters at the Wonder Bread Factory in Washington, DC—an innovative space for international exchange.
4. Launched Atlas Corps English Teaching Fellowship in Colombia and engaged 45 Fellows.
3. Achieve more than 300 Fellows from 60 countries who have served at 130 Host Organizations.
2. Welcomed our first 2 Fellows from China—Darren (Host: Human Rights First) and Hulu (Host: Youth for Understanding USA). Atlas Corps has received applications from more than 130 countries.
1. Celebrated our 1st Presidential Announcement at the Clinton Global Initiative: Emerging Global Leaders Initiative-Atlas Corps Fellowship (a partnership with the State Department to engage 100 Fellows).
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