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How do you spell success? At Atlas Corps, we spell it C-O-L-L-A-B-O-R-A-T-I-O-N! It is the heart of our organization. We connect people, organizations, and ideas across borders through service. Since 2006, we have involved more than 250 Fellows from 59 countries serving at 119 Host Organizations and networked 200 Community Leaders and thousands of volunteers.
Of course, the collaboration does not just end with the Atlas Corps Fellowship. In fact, it is just the stepping stone to more. Our Alumni have gone on to high level government positions, become country directors of multinational organizations, started their own organizations, and been recognized with international honors. Our Alumna,
 Adam Tibe (Philippines, Class 8, Host: Operation Smile), so effectively described our global community:
"Today, we live in a global community and crossing borders helps us understand the culture of the country or community that otherwise we may have not known. It is also always a two-way and win-win process, as we learn from them, they learn from us. This kind of exchange of ideas should be encouraged because I believe it is only through this kind of collaboration can we address critical global issues that we, as human race, face today."
What "win-win" will our future Fellows achieve? While we eagerly await the results, we know that collaboration will be a key component. Today, how will you achieve success? Read on for some inspirational ideas from our Fellows.

Also, Atlas Corps Class 15 will be announced in a few weeks! Join us for the Welcome Reception (Wednesday, May 7, Washington, DC). 

Thank you for collaborating with us!

Scott Beale

P.S. Watch how Atlas Corps celebrates International Day of Happiness! (And no, you do NOT have to be an expert dancer to be Atlas Corps Fellows or staff, but it sure is fun!)

Scott Beale
Founder and CEO
Atlas Corps


New Partnerships with America Solidaria and Preparing Global Leaders Expand Global Reach


Global - Atlas Corps continues to expand our global reach thanks to new strategic partnership with two established global service and leadership development organization, America Solidaria and the Preparing Global Leaders Foundation

America Solidaria, an organization that originated in Chile and now works throughout The Americas to strengthen local projects with professional volunteers to improve the quality of life for people throughout the region, will collaborate on the Atlas Corps America Solidaria Fellowship - a 12-month Fellowship in the United States for professional volunteers from Latin America and the Caribbean. In September 2014, the pilot group of Fellows will initiate their service year alongside other Atlas Corps Fellows. Fellows will serve at nonprofit organizations focused on health, education, and social development. America Solidarity has sent more than 250 volunteers to work in 7 countries: Haiti, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Dominican Republic. Applications are being accepted for individuals and organizations - details here!
The Preparing Global Leadership Academy,a premiere international educational program for the best students and young professionals in the world, will collaborate with Atlas Corps on recruitment, programmatic, and implementation activities to multiply each organiations' commitment to global leadership development. Founder, Sam Potolicchio, was named by the Princeton Review as one of the “Best Professors in America” in 2012.

Ukrainian Fellows Share Perspectives About the Crisis in Their Country

Fellows from Ukraine
Washington, DC - Atlas Corps Fellows, Iryna Fedets (Ukraine, Class 14 Think Thank LINKS Fellow, Host: The Heritage Foundation), and Maksym Beznosiuk (Ukraine, Class 14, Host: NCSJ), shared personal perspectives regarding the current crisis in Ukraine in a recent event sponsored by The Heritage Foundation.

Iryna and Maksym initiated their Atlas Corps Fellowship in January 2014 and have watched the situation unfold from afar. 
Previously, Iryna worked at the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, a think tank in Kyiv, Ukraine, where she focused on business studies. She earned BA and MA degrees in Sociology from the National University of Kyiv/Mohyla Academy in Ukraine and has also completed a minor program in Public Relations. Maksym worked at the Renewable Energy Center where he focused on clean technologies and the renewable energy market of Ukraine. While interning at OIES he conducted research on Ukraine’s energy market. Watch video highlights.

Fellows Provide First-Hand Perspective at Intercultural Experiences

IMI Conference
Washington, DC - Atlas Corps Fellows, Narayan Adhikari (Nepal, Class 14 Think Thank LINKS Fellow, Host: Accountability Lab)Younas Chowdhry (Pakistan, Class 14, Host: Atlas Corps), Natasha Uppal (India, Class 11, Host: U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy/Pyxera Global), and Hae Soo Park (South Korea, Class 14 Atlas Corps-Asan Frontier Fellow, Host: InterAction) provided a first-hand account of intercultural training during the annual Intercultural Management Institute (IMI) at American University. 

Originating from different countries and backgrounds, the Fellows shared how a unified training experience is essential for the cultural adaptation to a new environment. The Fellows all agreed that the "DC style" of networking was a new skill for all of them and a tool that they look forward to bringing back to their own countries as they build cross-border collaboration. If you are interested in inviting an Atlas Corps Fellow to speak at your event, office, and/or conference, please email

Nigerian Alumna Recognized as Role Model for Young Women at Home and Abroad

Atlas Corps Nigerian Alumni
Nigeria - In celebration of International Women's Day, Dutch fashion brand, Vlisco, launched The Vlisco Women’s Month Award to honor the outstanding achievements of West and Central African women. Atlas Corps was well represented in Alumna, Esther Agbarakwe (Nigeria, Class 6, Host: Population Action International-PAI). Joining her for this memorable evening on March 30 was Alumna, Foluke Ogunyemi (Nigeria, Class 6, Host: PAI), pictured on Esther's right during the big evening. While Esther did not win top country honors in the popular vote, this avid social media user did share on Facebook, "Thanks everyone for the support. I was honoured along with the three nominees...."

Congratulations to Esther, Foluke, and all of our Alumni who continue to inspire and achieve far beyond the Fellowship.

Welcome Atlas Corps Class 15!
Join us on Wednesday, May 7, 6:00 PM

Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

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