Atlas Corps - Act local. Impact global.

by Atlas Service Corps, Inc.
#GivingTuesday December 2
#GivingTuesday December 2



How do you make an impact? How do we make an impact? It is a question for each of us and for all of us. In one week (December 2), we will celebrate #GivingTuesday - a global movement to support innovative organizations around the world. It is an opportunity to continue inspiring impact by supporting our Atlas Corps Fellows. 


Your support achieves results! When Atlas Corps Alumni return to South Sudan, they bring shared knowledge and support one another to forward positive change. When Atlas Corps Fellows share their personal stories, they empower others with knowledge. When global convenings invite Fellows to participate, these emerging professionals gain skills that they can share at home. Together, we achieve impact!

Our Fellow, Ochuko Keyamo (Nigeria, Class 12, Host: GBCHealth), captured the opportunity of shared impact in her recent blog post on completing her Fellowship in the United States,

"...the Fellowship was life changing. I am indeed a better person now, I have grown so much and well equipped to face my world and bring about a positive change....I do not see this as a goodbye but rather an opportunity to work together in another platform. My world, my country awaits me to help bring the change that we seek, and life doesn’t get better by Chance but by Change."

Act local. Impact global. Support an Atlas Corps Fellow. 
(click to watch our special Fellow video)

Join our Fellows to make an impact! Thank you for your ongoing support-


P.S. I also want to say THANK YOU! As we near the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, it is a great time to reflect on how each of us inspire positive impact in our world. You have had a positive impact on Atlas Corps. This Thanksgiving we celebrate you!

Fellows celebrate the Presidential announcement!
Fellows celebrate the Presidential announcement!

Did you hear our great news last week? On September 23, Atlas Corps achieved one of our most monumental achievements - a Presidential commitment announced at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York! We launched an official partnership with the U.S. Department of State, as part of President Obama's Stand with Civil Society agenda, to bring 100 of the world's emerging leaders to the United States on our 6 to 12-month Fellowship. 

The partnership, called the Emerging Global Leaders Initiative-Atlas Corps Fellowship (EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellowship), is a long-term investment in the strengthening of the global civil society sector. President Obama shared in his remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative:

"When citizens are free to organize and work together across borders to make our communities healthier, our environment cleaner, and our world safer, that's when real change comes."    

-President Obama (Clinton Global Initiative, September 23, 2014)

Atlas Corps Fellows and Alumni are examples of this concept in action as they inspire positive impact during the Fellowship and continue to achieve positive change after they return home. We are proud to make real change come together and excited to do more of it on a larger scale! 

We also recognize that this initiative is a team effort. As our GlobalGiving supporter, we thank you for playing a valuable role in the development of Atlas Corps! Your support helped us grow to the established organization that we are today. We invite you to join this exciting new global initiative. (click headers for more details):


 Apply/Nominate to be an EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellow. Opportunity is applicable to emerging civil society leaders who are non-U.S. citizens with a university degree and less than 35 years of age. Applications are open now.

• Host an EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellow. Opportunity open to organizations (nonprofit, private, and government) with an office located in the United States. More than 100 organizations have already hosted Atlas Corps Fellows including American Express Foundation, American Red Cross, Ashoka, BRAC USA, CARE, Habitat for Humanity, McKinsey & Co, Mercy Corps, Save the Children, UN Foundation, U.S. Peace Corps, and many more!

• Volunteer to Support EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellows. You can support the development of this exciting initiative. There are in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities open to people throughout the world.

We invite you to join Atlas Corps, President Obama, and the State Department as we unite forces to multiply our ability to provide opportunities for professional development and training to more leaders around the world!


P.S. You can also share this message on your social media channels: Stand for Civil Society! Announcing EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellowship w/ @BarackObama @StateDept #CGI2014
Fellow Tjay (Kenya) is ready for July 16!
Fellow Tjay (Kenya) is ready for July 16!


Are you ready? Tomorrow at 9:00 AM Eastern time kicks off GlobalGivng Bonus Day - all donations up to $1,000 matched at 50%!

It means that you can give 50% more to support your favorite Atlas Corps Fellows. Your contribution of $20, 50, $100, even $1,000 will provide aspiring leaders from Armenia to Zimbabwe; Colombia to Pakistan as they serve a year in the United States to learn, share, and improve our world. We call it our Do1Thing campaign - celebrating the "1 Thing" we do to make the world better!

Here are three great ways to get involved:

  • Today - show your support using your social media by joining our "thunderclap" (basically, we combine all our Facebook and Twitter networks for a big blast). You can learn more here
  • Tomorrow (July 16) - make your donation of $20, $50, $1,000 and have it matched at 50%! (Remember, donate early because the matching only happens while supplies last).
  • Share - yes, YOU can invite others. Thanks to your support, Atlas Corps is a network of 300 Fellows from 60 countries. Invite others by sharing this message on email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: Support Atlas Corps Fellows from 60 countries serving to make world better place. All donations matched at 50%

You are Atlas Corps! Thank you for supporting our Fellows, believing in our mission, and helping us to inspire a global network of positive changemakers.

Let's celebrate on July 16! Thanks-


PS Also, check out the great highlights from our Fellows and friends here

#Do1Thing - July 16, 2014
#Do1Thing - July 16, 2014


What is the one thing you do to make the world better? Atlas Corps is a network of 290 Fellows from 60 countries who bring their "one thing" together to positively impact our world. Whether it's youth development in Latin America to environmental issues in Southeast Asia, Atlas Corps Fellows cross borders and cultures to bring all those skills together to achieve results! Our Class 15 Fellows just arrived in May and they are already achieving results: 

  • Arturo (Mexico, Host: Kids Good Basket) promotes community building by enhancing daily operations at this hunger relief organizations and engaging unique volunteer groups.
  • Trina (India, Host: American Express Foundation) promotes leadership development through a leadership academy that brings together dynamic leaders from across the world.
  • Darren (China, Host: Human Rights First) promotes LGBT issues by advocating for equality and dignity on a global scale. 

Now, Atlas Corps is asking YOU, our supporters, that question this summer during our #Do1Thing campaign. Are you ready to get involved? The campaign is a lead up to GlobalGiving Bonus Day on July 16, 2014. Bonus Day is a day when individual contributions to Atlas Corps will be matched at 50% on July 16, 2014. 
Will you become a Campaign Captain? This honor means that you commit to donating $10 on 7.16.2014, recruit 10 friends/family to donate $10, and send us your #Do1Thing photo.

Together, we can achieve our goal and collectively share with the world: What is the one thing you do to make the world better? (#Do1Thing)

We are especially looking to YOU to play a special role. We will be in touch with more details over the next few weeks. 



P.S. Remember, mark July 16, 2014, on your calendars!

Arturo (Mexico) arrives in DC!
Arturo (Mexico) arrives in DC!

Congratulations Class 15 - today is the first day of your Atlas Corps experience! We are excited to add our newest group of global leaders to Atlas Corps. And, yes, I said Class 15! Here they are:
How did Atlas Corps go from Classes 0 - 15 in just seven years? How do we become a network of 265 Fellows from 60 countries? It is about you and other inspiring individuals who are the “Atlas Corps Network.” We count on you for the support, which helped Atlas Corps achieve progressive growth in rapid succession. Here’s how it happened:
  • We grew from one class to three classes a year (January, May, and September).
  • We expanded from placing Fellows in one to two countries (United States and Colombia).
  • We extended recruitment from two countries to having placed Fellows from 60 countries (Class 15 includes our first Fellow from China) and we receive applicants from 130.
  • We increased the number of Host Organizations from 6 to more than 120 nonprofit, private, and government entities.
Of course, the numbers are only a fraction of the Atlas Corps story. We complete our story with the connections between people and organizations that happen because of these numbers. We look forward to hearing the stories of these Fellows as they share about the new connections that they make.


Thank you for supporting our Fellows and for believing in Atlas Corps-


P.S. Join us to welcome Atlas Corps Class 15 to Washington, DC, on Wednesday, May 7, at 6:00 PM at the office of the Human Rights Campaign. Details and RSVP at


P.P.S. Get Ready - Atlas Corps is preparing for GlobalGiving Bonus Day on July 16 - your contributions will be matched at 50%! So, mark your calendars and look forward to more details and highlights in the upcoming months.


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Organization Information

Atlas Service Corps, Inc.

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Project Leader:
Scott Beale
Washington, DC United States