Locally and beyond...let’s multiply impact!
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We are all so busy it is amazing that we even have time to pause to read an email. But let’s take a quick break to reflect on the impact we are making in the world.

In under 10 years, Atlas Corps has supported 350 Fellows from 72 countries and has partnered with 140 organizations in 23 cities. We are proud that these figures reflect tangible results in the lives of numerous individuals.  Our impact can be seen in Fellows like Aditi Mishra (Class 18, India, ChildFund International) who are invited to speak at high level State Department events, like Cities@State, or the Atlas Corps Delegation that attended the Points of Light Conference

We are impacting persons living with disabilities, as we celebrate the placement of eight Fellows at one of our newest Host Organizations, Community Options. As we move ahead, we are particularly excited about the new partnership forged with Alumnus, Maiwen Pheot (Class 14, South Sudan, Host: The Enough Project) to strengthen civil society in South Sudan under the "Abyei Peace Building Initiative." 

Everyday we all work so hard and sometimes get lost in the to do lists, and email inboxes to realize the sum total of the impact we are having on the work. Together we can multiply our impact by investing in leaders, organizations and networks that are addressing critical social issues.  

We can #MultiplyImpact with Atlas Corps!

Scott Beale

P.S. Remember, your support empowers the world’s best leaders to address the world’s most critical social issues. Join us in multiplying impact locally and globally by investing in an Atlas Corps Fellow or if you work for the Federal Government, designating Atlas Corps (#35006) in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

Scott Beale
Founder and CEO, Atlas Corps


 State Department Features Fellow Perspective on Community-Based Engagement 

Aditi Mishra
Washington, DC- Atlas Corps Fellow Aditi Mishra (Class 18, India, Host ChildFund International) shared her experience as a youth leader in India at the Cities@State event organized by the U.S. Department of State. The event theme was “Cities & Youth: Engaging the Next Generation of Leaders.” Aditi shared her experience working at the community level to promote positive youth development in India. 

Aditi (pictured to the left) recalled choosing to work on improving the lives of youth in her own country before going global. While she, like other members of the panel, faced many obstacles, she encouraged others to focus on the community-based initiatives. “It was an honor to be selected by the State Department to talk about my experiences as a youth leader," Aditi reflected. “Thanks to Atlas Corps for instilling in me the confidence and giving me a memorable opportunity.”

Tap into the benefits of being an Atlas Corps Fellow. Apply today at bit/ly/AtlasCorps21


New Partnership with Community Options to Benefit Persons with Disabilities

Mizanur Kiron and Ana Herrera

Washington, D.C.- The arrival of Atlas Corps Class 19 in September marked two significant organizational milestones—the largest Atlas Corps Class ever and a strengthening of impact on persons living with disabilities through a new partnership with Community Options. With operations throughout nine U.S States, Community Options serves more than 2,000 individuals living with disabilities daily, providing them with housing and employment support services. A total of eight Atlas Corps Fellows currently serve with this dynamic organization. It is the highest number of Fellows to be placed at a single Host Organization at the same time.  

The Fellows include Mizanur Raman Kiron (Class 19, Bangladesh), pictured to left with Supervisor AnaMaria Herrera. Fellow roles include assisting Executive Directors and managing community outreach and development efforts. “The Fellows are helping expand our regional operations as well as promoting our mission and services to community members who may seek out our services or participate in fundraising events,” explained AnaMaria. "Among the projects that the Fellows will be supporting is the annual Cupid’s Chase 5K run to be held on February 13 next year throughout 31 U.S. cities.”


To learn how your organization can become an Atlas Corps Host Organization, visit bit.ly/HostOrgInterestForm.



"Lost in Translation" - Fellows Talk Service at Points of Light Conference

Atlas Corps Delegation
Houston, TX - The annual Points of Light Conference succeeded in inspiring once again with the involvement of Atlas Corps Fellows. The group, led by Atlas Corps Program Director Meredith Newmark, (pictured second from left) provided first hand global perspectives on the cultural context of service and volunteerism during their “Lost in Translation” session. Fellows Aditi Mishra (Class 18, India, Host: ChildFund International)Grace Longwe (Class 16, Malawi, Host: Population Action International), Rofaida Elzubair (Class 18, Sudan, Host: American Red Cross), and Sadia Ijaz (Class 18, Pakistan, Host: RESULTS) agreed that, while volunteering and service are universal, a lack of national leadership that values volunteering is a hindrance to the growth of volunteerism on a global scale.

“It was an honor presenting at the premier conference on volunteerism in the United States.” shared, Meredith. “I’m inspired by the enthusiasm for service from all the 'points of light' here. I was proud that Atlas Corps brought a global perspective to this movement!” The annual conference, which sees thousands of participants,  focuses on how the next generation of change makers are creating new pathways for direct action and unleashing power to make a difference in the world.  


Atlas Corps Joins Forces with Alumnus to Strengthen Civil Society in South Sudan
Maiwen PheotSouth Sudan - As civil society battles shrinking spaces in various parts of the world, Atlas Corps launched a partnership with an organization in South Sudan, founded by Atlas Corps Alumnus Maiwen Pheot (Class 14, South Sudan, Host Organization: The Enough Project). Together with Maiwen, Atlas Corps will implement the "Abyei Peace Building Initiative" with funding support from the U.S. Department of State. The initiative builds on the Independent Community Project that Maiwen developed during his Atlas Corps Fellowship and implemented upon his return to South Sudan.

“The partnership is an excellent opportunity for Atlas Corps Alumni to demonstrate the strength and quality of the leadership skills they have acquired while in the United States,” shares Maiwen. “With the support I am getting from Atlas Corps and the State Department, I will be able to work with local communities to enhance their views on peace building and reconciliation between communities in the Abyei area (of South Sudan).” Through both overseas fellowships and local trainings, this partnership will strengthen civil society in the region and empower more people to become peace builders.




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