"...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."
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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!
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):
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!
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:
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.
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:
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!
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