Happy Holidays! Are you looking forward to the end of 2018 and start of 2019? We are as January means that we welcome a new Class of Fellows. Your support is inspiring impact. You helped to grow our community to more than 700 social change leaders from 89 countries.
Now, it is with great enthusiasm that we announce Atlas Corps Class 34. They will join us in late January 2019. Please join me in welcoming:
Fellows from Middle East and Africa
Abolaji Oluwatobi Omitogun, Nigeria, Making Cents International
Chris Chukwunyere Njoku, Nigeria, Susan G Komen
Kiden Gladys Robert Isaiah, South Sudan, Street Sense Media
Mohamed Abdimalik Abdiwahid, Somalia, Atlas Corps
Papa Mamadou Camara, Senegal, Meridian International Center
Sungani Kufeyani, Malawi, Philanthropy University
Alisa Nesterenko, Russia, Eurasia Foundation
Bella Goldshtein, Russia, National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry
Bisma Syed, Pakistan, Save the Children
Ejaz Hussain, Pakistan, Worldreader
Iya Tikhomirova, Russia, UniversalGiving
Mavra Zehra, Pakistan,Transparency and Accountability Initiative
Muhammad Ahsan Syed, Pakistan, United Nations Foundation
Shrushti Runwal, India, Ashoka
As we think about welcoming Class 34, we also reflect on the past year. Overall, 2018 was an inspiring, yet challenging year. We engaged 82 new Fellows—including 52 women as part of our empower women globally theme in 2018 (60% of our Fellows are female!) and we partnered with 44 new Host. Our 700+ community of Fellows and Alumni are impacting thousands of people around the world. Yet, we’ve also been hit hard by cuts in government funding and unexpected expenses.
Will you give a special additional gift before the end of the year in honor of Class 34?
If you believe in global engagement and if you want to support diverse social change leaders, then please invest in Atlas Corps today.
Thank you for being an Atlas Corps Monthly Donor! You are part of a unique group of supporters who are proving long-term investment in our organization and our social change leaders.
Your support helped us to recruit Laura - a communications expert from Colombia!As an Atlas Corps Fellow, Laura will manage the Atlas Corps social media strategy and enhance the “storytelling” component of external events to better showcase the achievements of Fellows and Host Organizations. She will also help to expand the Atlas Corps external presence as included in our communications and public relations strategy.
In addition to welcoming Laura in May, Class 31 in July, and Class 32 in September, Atlas Corps also launched a new partnership with the IBM Corporate Service Corps (read more in Scott Beale's recent post: http://bit.ly/partnershipatlas). Here is a quick overview of the partnership:
For the first time in its history, Atlas Corps is matching some of our Fellows with IBM Corporate Service Corps (CSC)members in San Francisco and New York to help address critical social issues in our local communities....This year marks CSC’s 10 year anniversary and the first time they are bringing their global talent to American communities. Atlas Corps is honored to be part of this new model in helping American nonprofit organizations build sustainability and ensure that effective corporate best practices are brought to bear to enhance our communities.
Thank you for support Pragya, Atlas Corps, and all of our Fellows!
PS Did you hear about our #GivingToday campaign? We are inviting our donors to "beat the holiday rush" and send their annual contributions today! All donations are being matched 1 for 1. Details at donate.atlascorps.org.
As these dynamic global leaders are bidding farewells and packing their bags for an unforgettable experience in the United States, I invite you to get to know them. Meet Aganga (Botswana) who will apply her entrepreneurial skills to business development at Tetra Tech; or Anaam (Pakistan) who will be developing microloans at the Michigan Women’s Foundation. Class 31 is amazing and eager to get to know the Atlas Corps community.
Today, we are a network of more than 600 social change leaders. We originate from 90 different countries. We are inspired by our passion for service. We are united by our shared experiences and dedicated to achieving positive social change.
Thank you for being an active supporter of this dynamic community!
P.S. While we may not be welcoming any Fellows from Latin America in Class 31, I encourage you to support Atlas Corps on July 18 - GlobalGiving Bonus Day, donations matched at 50%! We will use this funds to support more new Fellows before the end of 2018.
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.
Get Reports via Email
We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.