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Hello-

Happy National Volunteer Week! This week, we give a special shout out to all of the volunteers that make Atlas Corps a success. You know who you are!
  • You are our Selection Board members who dedicate hours every year to reading applications and interviewing candidates.
  • You are our Local Ambassadors who serve as "first friends" to our Fellows and help them integrate to their new communities.
  • You are our generous donors who show your support by investing in Atlas Corps and encouraging others to do the same.
  • You are our Board of Directors, Senior Advisory Board, and Young Trustees who devote countless hours to providing oversight and strategic input into the development of Atlas Corps.
  • You are YOU—thousands of individuals around the world that grow Atlas Corps through your individual contributions.
Are you interested in getting more involved with Atlas Corps? Just complete this Volunteer Interest Form and we will be in touch with more details!

Are you interested in hosting an Atlas Corps Fellows? Just complete our Host Organization Interest Form. We have already started our placement process for September 2015. Let us know your interests now so we can find you the best candidates.


In this Atlas Corps update, we celebrate that spirit of volunteerism. We hear highlights from a recent event at the U.S. Peace Corps, updates from our Fellows, and the continued achievements of our Alumni. 

Thank you for supporting this vibrant network!


Scott Beale

P.S. Special Invite - Join us on May 28 in Washington, DC, to welcome Atlas Corps Class 18. Our Class 18 Welcome Celebration happens from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 28, at our offices. Learn more and RSVP here!

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Scott Beale
Founder and CEO, Atlas Corps

 
 

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Beyond Service—International Service Is Shaping the Future of Diplomacy

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Washington, DC - Increasingly, volunteerism across borders has been a powerful tool in forging global ties and fostering understanding among nations. Insights on this viewpoint were shared at the "Leveraging Volunteerism for Global Impact Conference," hosted by the U.S. Peace Corps on April 1. A panel comprised of service leaders from City Year, Habitat for Humanity International, IBM, and the U.S. Peace Corps examined the challenges and opportunities facing United States based volunteerism models, as they relate to development impact and diplomatic efforts. The session was moderated by Scott Beale, Founder and CEO of Atlas Corps (pictured here). Also, in attendance was Atlas Corps Partnerships Manager, Ebben Wiley Bell, a Return Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Burkina Faso from 2010 - 2012.

I am inspired by our ability to have an innovative dialogue around the engagement and empowerment of local volunteer efforts in the developing world," shared Ebben.  “By coming together, we share the collective accomplishments of international service for diplomatic benefit. We also look at ways to enhance our unique volunteer models ” The session brought together more than 75 practitioners and stakeholders in the volunteer sector.


 
 


South Korean Fellow Selected for Pacific Forum CSIS Young Leaders Program

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Washington, DC - Still early in her journey as an Atlas Corps Fellow, Julia Oh (South Korea, Host: National Bureau of Asian Research) is already tapping into major opportunities to expand her leadership horizons. She recently received admission into the Pacific Forum CSIS Young Leaders Program. As a participant, Julia will have the opportunity to build networks, observe the foreign policy-making process, and express viewpoints of her generation within elite circles of policy specialists.

I’m so excited to be a part of the Pacific Forum CSIS Young Leaders Program,” shares Julia.“As a young professional starting my career in political and security affairs in the Asia Pacific, I believe this opportunity will greatly further my knowledge of the region.” The Program seeks to enhance cross-cultural opportunities for young scholars and foreign policy professionals to improve their policy analysis skills early in their careers. Her membership will compliment her current role at the National Bureau of Asian Research. In addition, Julia is part of a special partnership between Atlas Corps and the Asan Nanum Foundation of South Korea.

Learn more about Julia and her other Class 17 Fellows

 
 


Atlas Corps Alum Inspires Nigerian Youth During Pivotal Time for Country

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Nigeria - Atlas Corps Alumna, Jennifer Ehidiamen (Nigeria, Class 3, Host: One World Youth Project) is among Nigeria’s most astute role models and resonant voices for youth empowerment. Five years after serving as an Atlas Corps Fellow, Jennifer Ehidiamen continues to live her passion—utilizing journalism and communications to foster development. A freelance Senior Reporter and Media Trainer, Jennifer recently co-authored the book, "Half a Loaf and a Bakery". It is a “how-to” guide to help youth achieve their goals. She also maintains an active virtual presence through her blog, Dis Generation.

“My experience as an Atlas Corps Fellow re-defined my personal ambition and the way I viewed the world,” reflected Jennifer about her year of service. “It also boosted my attitude to work. I was stretched beyond my comfort zone, for good. I have continued to use the same approach in my day-to-day activities.” Beyond her success with Atlas Corps, Jennifer is the recipient of multiple awards including the Leap Africa Youth Leadership Award. She maintains her commitment to be a strong advocate for volunteerism among youth.

 
 


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