Build Bridges. Empower Women. Atlas Corps.

by Atlas Corps
Jul 13, 2011

Serve International. Benefit Local.

Windy with the other New York Fellows.
Windy with the other New York Fellows.


Summer in Washington, DC, means hot temperatures, long days, and only a few more weeks until we welcome our next Class of Fellows! On August 29th, Class 7 will start their first day of Orientation Week. In the weeks leading up to that date, we are making the final preparations and will announce this latest group of dynamic nonprofit leaders and organizations in August.

Every Class is a milestone for Atlas Corps and this group will be no different. For starters, Class 7 marks our first national expansion as we welcome new cities to our network. In addition, Class 7 culminates our 50 in the 50th Campaign - to engage 50 leaders from 25 countries in 100,000 hours of service. I am happy to report that we are on track to achieve that goal. I also invite you to read more about our current and Alumni Fellows.

Thank you for making the Atlas Corps network so dynamic! 

Atlas Corps Fellow Update

Even while living in another country, Atlas Corps Fellow Windy Previl (Haiti, Class 6) still actively engages with his home country of Haiti. Recently, Windy returned to Haiti to connect with the nonprofits supported by his Host Organization, American Jewish World Service. “I was so happy to be back home,” shared Windy as he enjoyed his duel role as a Haitian and an Atlas Corps Fellow, “I met more people (with my new role). I hope that we will stay in touch in order to develop our partnership.”

Windy is already excited for how he will benefit Haiti after his Fellowship year, “I'll be ready to bring my skills back and to contribute to development.” Previl thanked Atlas Corps for the wonderful opportunities it offers to so many young leaders because “when they return home, the skills they learn will help them to be true assets for the development of their own communities.” His advice for future Fellows is that "despite all the difficulties one might encounter in the United States, you have to be open to change because here you will learn and develop important skills that can help you in your future career." We look forward to hearing more about Windy's achievements throughout his year of service.

You can read more about Windy and Atlas Corps updates in the latest edition of the Atlas Corps newsletter.

Atlas Corps Alumni Update

Since we welcomed our first class in 2007, we are grateful for all of the support and excited for all our current and alumni Fellows have achieved. Here are a few highlights:

  • Vithika Yadav (India, Class 1, pictured to left) recently announced her new position as the India Representative of Radio Netherlands Worldwide. A former project manager for BBC World Service Trust, her project received a nomination for the BBC Global Project Awards. Also, she continues to serve as Advisor on survivor care and protection services for Free the Slaves (her former Host Organization). 
  • Pinky Pradhan (India, Class 3) announced the launch of a new organization, We Care Foundation. It is a Indian  organization that address the issues of rights and welfare of children, women, minorities, and disadvantaged populations. The We Care Foundation is the collaborative efforts of professionals from the media, corporate, and nonprofit sectors. Congrats to Vithika, Pinky, and all our inspiring Alumni for the continued contributions they make in the field!

You can read more about Windy and Atlas Corps updates in the latest edition of the Atlas Corps newsletter.

Pinky shows off her Atlas Corps pride.
Pinky shows off her Atlas Corps pride.

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