Believe in Superheroes!

by Atlas Service Corps, Inc.
Assistant Secretary Ryan and Atlas Corps Fellows
Assistant Secretary Ryan and Atlas Corps Fellows


2014 did become a lot more interesting with an unforgettable January! Our network is now 256 Fellows from 59 countries and 119 Host Organizations. We want to thank you for making this possible with your ongoing support!

 3 Highlights to inspire you for GlobalGiving Bonus Day:

  1. We welcomed 29 new Fellows as part of Class 14, the largest class of Atlas Corps Fellows EVER!
  2. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan, applauded Fellows during the Second Annual Professional Exchange Speaker Series at the State Department.
  3. We launched our new and improved logo! This logo enhancement came courtesy of our Alum Demetrio Spinola (Spain, Class 7, Host: Habitat for Humanity); just is one of the perks of having amazingly talented Fellows!

Remember to MARK YOUR CALENDAR for GlobalGiving Bonus Day, Wednesday, February 12 (30% match for all donations up to $1,000 per donor)


Happy Holidays! Here's a fun fact for you - in 2013, you helped us raise more than $19,000 through our GlobalGiving Project. This level of generousity was higher than 2012 and directly supported the 70 Fellows serving during the course of the year. Thank you! Today, I invite you to reflect on all of our achievements of the past 12 months. Together, you and I (along with the Atlas Corps network) took our global service movement to the next level. This period of reflection is also a great time for celebration and preparation for 2014. In less than two weeks, we will announce Class 14 - our first class of 2014 AND our largest class to date. Until then, enjoy our top five highlights of the year. 

THANK YOU and Happy Holidays!


P.S. Of course, there is still time to "give the gift of service" before the end of the year. Can we push our GlobalGiving donations to more than $20,000 before the end of the year. You're gift will go directly to support our incoming Fellows in January! All donations made before December 31, 2013, will be matched $1 for $1.


5. Achieved 70% of Vision 2015
-our goal of expanding to 100 Fellows per year; we supported 70 Fellows in 2013.

4. Recruited Fellows from 54 countries
-we received applications from more than 150 countries.

3. Welcomed Class 13, including 3 South Sudanese Fellows
-as part of our collaboration with the U.S. State Department and Humanity United.

2. Achieved 206 Fellows and 105 Host Organizations
-including Aldo Arce (Mexico, Class 9, Host: National Audubon Society) who received the Intercultural Innnovation Award from United Nations.

1. Launched 1st Atlas Corps Community Leaders
-virtual network for top-ranked applicant finalists to provide distance learning and professional development.


First Fellows from South Sudan - September 2013
First Fellows from South Sudan - September 2013


Happy Thanksgiving! Today, friends and family will gather to celebrate a national holiday in the United States - Thanksgiving Day. Officially, the holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621. Currently, it is a day when we show our gratitude by joining together to share a meal. At Atlas Corps, we give thanks for the many people (like YOU!) in our network who have contributed to this organization over the past seven years. We started as an idea in 2006 and have grown to a network of 206 Fellows from 54 countries, 105 Host Organizations, and 200 Community Leaders. This year, as you gather around tables to enjoy the traditional holiday foods of turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie (a first for many of our Fellows), may we offer you a side of appreciation?

Your support provided the opportunity for Lukudu Williams (South Sudan, Class 13, Host: National Endowment for Democracy) to be one of our first Fellows from South Sudan and to experience the NED 30th Anniversary Celebration. Read his reflection. By supporting them as Atlas Corps Fellows, you have inspired a lifetime of positive community engagement at home and abroad. We thank social media for providing the medium for them to share their stories with us and the world, so it is our honor to pass along their stories. 

We invite you to join our celebration of "thanksgiving." Send us an #AtlasCorpsThanks message on our social media: FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter!

In other exciting news, look forward to a BIG announcement about our Class 14 (January 2014) in December. My sources tell me that we will welcome our largest Class to date! While you eagerly await, you can reacquaint yourself with our current Fellows.

Happy and everyday!


P.S. Remember, this Tuesday (December 3) is GivingTuesday - the national day of giving. We encourage you to kick off the holiday spirit with a special gift to our Atlas Corps Fellows!

Vithika (India, Class 1) speaks at TedX.
Vithika (India, Class 1) speaks at TedX.

Mark Your Calendars: October 23 is Bonus Day! 

Give 30% more on 10/23/13. All donations made between 9 AM - 12 PM matched by 30%.


Thank you for your ongoing support to Atlas Corps! While there are many questions in the air related to the current state of government, Atlas Corps is proud that our Fellows, Alumni, and Host Organizations are getting things done. You, too, are getting things done through your contributions. In fact, I am pleased to share that we have four monthly donors and more than 100 donations received through GlobalGiving - thank you! Now, are you ready to give 30% more? In one week (Wednesday, October 23) is GlobalGiving Bonus Day. All donations matched up to 30%. You can keep building our global network.

As you may have read least week, Scott sent an email update about Getting Things Done, "At Atlas Corps, we are all about getting things done. No matter your politics or your perspective, we can all agree that the challenges of the world need great leaders to address them. I am proud that Atlas Corps develops leaders who get things done." In fact, in our first seven years, we have supported 206 Fellows from 54 countries who are getting things done.

Specifically, we highlight two of our Alumni inspiring impact on a global scale:

  • Esther Agbarakwe (Nigeria, Class 7, Host: PAI): Talked about motivating connections into actions in a conversation with Melinda Gates during the UN Foundation's Social Good Summit in September. You can watch her video clip.
  • Vithika Yadav (India, Class 1, Host: Free the Slaves): Shared her personal experience with sexual harassment and gender-based violence in this TEDx Talk at The Hague.

Thank you for providing the support to inspire these global professionals.

Next Wednesday, October 23, will you help "get things done" during GlobalGiving Bonus Day? Your contribution will be matched by 30% between 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT on 10/23/2013.

On behalf of Esther, Vithika, and all our Fellows, we thank you for being such valued members of our community!



P.S. Spread the word on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter:

Support #globalservice! Give 30% more to Atlas Corps on @globalgiving Bonus Day plzRT

Chief Development & Engagement Director, Atlas Corps

Esther (Nigeria, Class 7) presents with Gates.
Esther (Nigeria, Class 7) presents with Gates.

Today, we announce the largest class of Atlas Corps Fellows EVER - Atlas Corps Class 13 and celebrate the achievement of 200 Fellows! In fact, Atlas Corps is now 206 Fellows from 54 countries and 109 Host Organizations. Awesome! The long-term impact of our Alumni is also possible because of the many opportunities received during the Fellowship. Just this week, I received an email from our Alumni Luckmore (Zimbabwe, Class 9, Host: MSI) who recently started a position with ActionAid Denmark. He shared, "I find myself appreciating the Atlas Corps training and network. It encompasses the big part of my work here. Every week, I meet the President, senators, representatives, diplomats, and I attribute my high level of professionalism to what I learned as a Fellow…." Well said, Luckmore! Thanks to all for inspiring this achievement. 

Thanks for your support!

Scott Beale

Scott Beale, Founder and CEO

P.S. Join us to welcome Class 13 and celebrate our 200 Fellow milestone during the Atlas Corps Go Global Gala 2013 (Thursday, September 5). In true Atlas Corps style, it will be a night of food, friends, and Fellows and we will also feature the GlobalGiving Foundation who is hosting two Fellows as part of Class 13! 


Atlas Corps Class 13 Fellows - September 2013

  Francis EnriqueHajira KhanHakim Monykuer AwuokHamid Ali

Francis Gallardo Enrique (Philippines, Host: Points of Light)
Hajira Khan (Pakistan, Host: Meridian International)
Hakim Monykuer Awuok (South Sudan, Host: Lost Boys Center for Leadership Development)
Hamid Ali (Pakistan, Host: Islamic Leadership Institute of America)

Jane ThirikwaKunihiro ShimojiLukudu WilliamMachien Luoi

Jane Wothaya Thirikwa (Kenya, Host: Human Rights Campaign)
Kunihiro Shimoji(Japan, Host: National Bureau of Asian Research)
Lukudu William (South Sudan, Host: National Endowment for Democracy)
Machien Luoi (South Sudan, Host: BRAC USA)

Maisoon Ibrahim-AteemMari SetoMay Abd ElnasirMoeko Shinohara

Maisoon Ibrahim-Ateem (Sudan, Host: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation)
Mari Seto (Japan, Host: GlobalGiving Foundation)
May Abd Elnasir (Sudan, Host: Voice of America) 
Moeko Shinohara (Japan, Host: GlobalGiving Foundation)

Nabeel BiajoNeimat AbasRanda OsmanSuzan Abdallah

Nabeel Biajo (Sudan, Host: Voice of America) 
Neimat Abubaker-Abas (Sudan, Host: Women for Women International)
Randa Osman (Sudan, Host: CARE)
Suzan Abdallah (Sudan, Host: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation) 

Thembi PictureTomoko YamashitaTushar MalikZuhal Ahmed Fadl

Thembi Mdachi (Malawi, Host: Agora Partnerships)
Tomoko Yamashita (Japan, Host: Mercy Corps) 
Tushar Malik (India, Host: Human Rights Campaign)
Zuhal Ahmed Fadl (Sudan, Host: Oxfam America)

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Location: Washington, DC - USA
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