Atlas Corps Asia and Europe

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Atlas Corps Asia and Europe
"scratching the surface of the iceberg of talent"
"scratching the surface of the iceberg of talent"


How is your start to 2022? While it has been unexpected in many ways, we are proud to announce that we welcomed Atlas Corps Class 44 in January AND we are preparing to launch Atlas Corps Virtual Leadership Institute Cohort 8 this month!

Thank you for the ongoing support! You continue to inspire Atlas Corps and our global community of 1,200 leaders from 112 countries! Yes, we continue to expand and welcome two new countries in 2022: Ivory Coast and Singapore!

In addition, 2022 is an extra exciting year for Atlas Corps. We are launching #AtlasCorps2025 - a strategy process to create our path forward. Below, I shared an update from our CEO Bidjan.

We look forward to getting YOU involved! We invite you to stay tuned for the latest updates on the Atlas Corps Blog. You can also follow #AtlasCorps2025.




Here are highlights from the blog post and video shared by our CEO Bidjan: 

Three Reasons I Am Excited to Launch our #AtlasCorps2025 Strategy
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Based on my first few months getting to know Atlas Corps, I want to share with you the three reasons why I’m excited and energized to kick off the #AtlasCorps2025 strategy process in February:

  1. There is a huge sense of urgency for us to do more for young people
  2. We have a unique window to create opportunities regardless of location and background
  3. We are bringing a great team of people and organizations together for this journey

Now is an opportunity for more equity in making skills and leadership potential, rather than location, the decisive factor in hiring young talent. And we are only scratching the surface of the iceberg of talent if the Atlas Corps Alumni and the thousands of annual applicants are any indicator.

Our great team will bring their experience from the first 15 years into this process. We will work with Jesse as a coach....We are also grateful to receive the pro-bono Board Fellow advice from the Boston Consulting Group‘s Steffyn and Rifaiyat....Our Atlas Corps Board members....And Adi, a MBA students at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business...More partners are joining soon and we will challenge ourselves every single day to be curious and think about scaling opportunities for talented young people across the globe to lead.


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We are Atlas Corps! You are appreciated.

Atlas Corps continues to grow even amidst these uncertain times. Today, we are a thriving global community of 1,100 professionals from 110 countries! In the past 12 months, we have engaged more Fellows, brought Fellows to the United States, and launched our Virtual Leadership Institute! We are especially inspired by our collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta to engage Indonesian professionals in our virtual activities. 

Elisabeth (Cohort 7, Indonesia, Virtual Scholar) shared this reflection, "Through Atlas Corps, I cultivated my leadership skills....Also, the networking activities, such as the Peer Coaching Group Calls and Coffee Chats, open the new possibility for future collaborations with like-minded Scholars with passions similar to mine. Moreover, for my personal accomplishments, I recently secured a scholarship because my interviewer was impressed with my experiences."

Now, we invite you to celebrate with our global community of Atlas Corps Leaders. We have two great upcoming events:

Atlas Corps Fall Celebration - Friday, October 15, 11:45 AM ET

We will recognize our Fellows and virtual Scholars, including the Indonesian Scholars, who are completing their leadership programs and will transition to our Alumni Community.

Atlas Corps 15th Anniversary Virtual Celebration - Thursday, November 18, 12:00 PM ET (virtual event to be posted)

Join us as our 15th Anniversary celebration continues! This event will feature special remarks by UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake.

Thank you for believing in our community of global professionals! Thank you for inspiring social change, one global leader at a time.



PS Also, I invite you to get to know our new CEO Bidjan Nashat in his first newsletter. We are thrilled to add his leadership talents to our community!

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How are you? July is upon us already. Atlas Corps is busy reflecting on the first half of 2021 and we want to say THANK YOU! You have helped us achieve some significant milestones in just the last six months. Most remarkably, we have grown our community to 1,100 Leaders from 110 countries. We also welcomed our first Fellows to the United States in April 2021. Day by day, we are supporting social change leaders who are inspiring impact at home and abroad.

An excellent example is this highlight from our Alum Ikenna (Nigeria, Class 36, Host: Making Cents International) who launched an initiative that focuses on positive youth development,, "Earlier this year, I started working on a project with the knowledge I gained while on my Atlas Corps Fellowship … I created PROJECT B.O.L.D, a Violence and Bullying Prevention Program." Ikenna, like many of our Atlas Corps Leaders, are multiplying impact by applying the knowledge and networks gained during the Fellowship at home. Thank YOU for supporting Ikenna and our global community. Thank you for helping us to achieve this 15th Anniversary milestone. As a donor, you play an integral role in our success.

SPECIAL INVITE - Join us on July 14 (12:00 PM ET) for our Bonus Day Celebration to celebrate our Community and announce our 2021 Alumni Changemaker honoree. We will be hosting our annual Bonus Day Celebration at and You can sign up on our event to get the latest updates! An added bonus is that donations of $100+ made on July 14 through GlobalGiving will be matched at!

Thank you again for all your support. Thank you for your role in reaching our 15-Year Anniversary milestone. There are so many stories of Atlas Corps Leaders accomplishing incredible work in the world. Our stories always include you- you inspire our community to achieve, and we thank you for believing in and empowering our Community!

Be well, 


P.S. Will you share with your network why you support Atlas Corps for July 14 Bonus Day? Check out our social media toolkit. Thanks for amplifying our message! 


Abby Robinson

Acting CEO, Alumna (Class 2)

Atlas Corps 

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Hello, how are you? Thank you for your kind donation to Atlas Corps. Thank you for empowering our growing community, representing 1000 social change leaders from 105 countries. We appreciate you!

Atlas Corps Fellows, Alumni and Scholars create a multiplier effect for social change in their home regions, and Asia & Europe remain important regions- representing 41% of our global network of Atlas Corps Leaders.

When you contribute to Atlas Corps, you support Leaders like Alumnus Aziz (Pakistan, Class 31, Host: The Resolution Project). Aziz is a Lead Trainer for #SheMeansBusiness, a space for entrepreneurial women to build their professional networks. Aziz also applies skills gained through the Fellowship in his role as the Director of the Center for Awareness Training and Development, a professional training and development organization that offers services in human capital development, youth development, and development consulting. To read more about Aziz and his work, please visit the Atlas Corps blog.

Thank you for the continued engagement in our community! We invite you to join us at the Atlas Corps 15 Year Anniversary Gala, November 20, 2021. We will gather in-person in DC and virtually to celebrate 15 years of achievement. Details and RSVP at

We thank you for being part of our 15 years! Let us embrace these opportunities as we continue to inspire positive impact in our social change leader at a time!


Abby Robinson 

Acting CEO, Class 2 Alumna, Atlas Corps 

P.S. This week March 8-12 all donations up to $50 will be matched 50%- will you make a $50 donation in honor of our 15-Year milestone? #AtlasCorps15

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How are you today? November is an exciting month - we are thrilled to welcome new global leaders to the Atlas Corps community! 

  • Class 40 - starts this month! They are our second Class of “blended” Fellows - starting service remotely and then transitioning to the United States when able. Meet the Fellows!
  • Cohort 1 - we welcome our first group of Virtual Leadership Institute Scholars. Our new online learning community builds on our established model and increases our abilities to engage global leaders around the world. Meet the Scholars!

Amidst the challenges of this year, we continue to advance impact. To celebrate, we invite you to meet our community of 850 global leaders from 99 countries during the Atlas Corps Global Impact Gala on December 16th 12pm EST. 

During the Gala (for the first time virtual), we will honor former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright with the Global Changemaker Award! We will also be joined by Alumni, Fellows and Scholars, including Alumni like Fernanda (Class 22, Mexico). Passionate about advancing youth development in Latin America, she served at the Latin American Youth Center during her Fellowship. She is active in the Alumni community and applies her training in her current work with Latin American Leadership Academy.

You can contribute as inspired, and we will follow-up with details to join us. More info at: 

Thank you for inspiring global impact and supporting Atlas Corps!



P.S. Will you share your support of Atlas Corps with your friends and colleagues? Here is a link to our social media toolkit to share with your network.

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