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.