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Collaboration - it is at the heart of the Atlas Corps model. The U.S. Department of State has been a partner since the beginning to provide visas for our Fellows as well as nominating applicantsIn addition, we have collaborated with more than 130 Host Organizations from the nonprofit, government, and private sectors as placement sites for our Fellows. As we grow as an organization, we are also excited to enhance these partnerships to advance the Atlas Corps model.

In January, we celebrated our enhanced collaboration with the U.S. Department of State through the Emerging Global Leaders Initiative - Atlas Corps Fellowship. In March, we look forward to partnering with American Express to implement the
Inaugural American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Summit. These opportunities happen through ongoing collaboration. 

Now, how can we work together? 

Today, we share with you more stories of collaboration that have led to achievements for our Fellows, Host Organizations, and Atlas Corps as an organization. We also invite you to apply to become an Atlas Corps Fellows. We are accepting application through March 15. Apply today!

Thank you working with Atlas Corps, thank you for supporting Atlas Corps Fellows! 

Scott Beale

P.S.  Are you ready to grow your collaboration? Support Atlas Corps on #BonusDay on March 18, 2015, starting at 9:00 AM ET. Your donation will be matched at 30%. It means 30% more support for our Fellows!

Scott Beale
Founder and CEO, Atlas Corps

U.S. Department of State and Atlas Corps Celebrate New Partnership

State Department Event
Washington, DC - On January 22, Atlas Corps and the U.S. Department of State celebrated the official launch of the Emerging Global Leaders Initiative (EGLI) - Atlas Corps Fellowship. The event featured Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan from the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs; Andrew Rabens, Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues; Shannon Green, Senior Director for Global Engagement, National Security Council; and our Atlas Corps Fellows. Pictured here is Andrew Rabens surrounded by our Fellow panel featuring: Ernesto Zelayandia (El Salvador, Host: Human Rights Campaign), Sarahzin Ahmed (Bangladesh, Host: Save the Children), Lucy Poni (South Sudan, Host: Voice of America), and Prem Sagar (Pakistan, Host: International Relief & Development).

The EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellowship, announced as a part of President Obama’s Stand with Civil Society Agenda, will engage 100 young nonprofit leaders from around the world for a duration of 12- 18 months. During the event, Assistant Secretary Ryan noted, “far too often we assume that learning is one way. It is most definitely not one way. Your American Hosts are stronger when you join them….Today, more than ever, we know that forging bonds with future leaders is our greatest hope for change and progress around the world.”

Would you like to be a part of the next cohort of EGLI - Atlas Corps Fellows? Apply by March 15 at

Atlas Corps Expands to Chicago, Increases to 12 Host Cities Across the United States

Wilson Saavedra Alcocer
Chicago - In January, Atlas Corps achieved a new milestone: our first Fellows serving in Chicago! The Class 17 Fellows, Wilson Saavedra Alcocer (Bolivia) and Tarig Ebrahim (Sudan), both serve at Heartland Alliance International (HAI). The Fellows will assist with HAI’s global portfolio, through the organization’s service-based human rights approach to protecting and promoting the rights of extremely vulnerable populations. To date, Atlas Corps has placed Fellows at 12 cities throughout the United States.

From the perspective of the Fellows, it is a great opportunity to be placed at an interesting organization and in a dynamic city. “It’s the windy city where you feel cold and warm at the same time,” shared Wilson. His Fellow colleague, Tarig, looks forward to advancing the work of this dynamic organization, "I believe that human rights organizations such as HAI are needed. With more of these types of organizations in the world, our world will be a better place to live.”

Are you interested in bringing an Atlas Corps Fellow to your community and/or your organization? Learn more here. 


American Express and Atlas Corps Collaborate on Inaugural Leadership Academy Alumni Summit
New York - Atlas Corps is excited to collaborate with American Express, a front runner in leadership development in the nonprofit sector, to implement the Inaugural American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Summit on March 23 - 24, 2015, in New York. The Summit will gather 50 Alumni Delegates of American Express Leadership Academies alongside the 8 American Express Academy Partners, including the Ashoka, Aspen Institute, ASU Lodestar Center, Center for Creative Leadership, Common Purpose, Community Foundation of Broward County, Points of Light and Thunderbird.

"Working to build the Alumni Network for the American Express Leadership Academy resonates with me, I believe that this network of professionals has answers, effective practices, and solutions for social problems within it,"
shared Fellow Trina Talukdar (India), who serves with American Express. "Alumni Networks are effective peer learning platforms. For example, the Atlas Corps Alumni Network is a space where I can learn and be supported by the best nonprofit professionals from around the world!" 

The LIVESTREAM features Ami Dar,, and Nancy Lublin, Details at

Alumna Returns Home to Continue Full-Time Work with Host Organization

Ochuko Keyamo
Nigeria - Ochuko Keyamo (Nigeria, Class 12, Host: GBCHealth) became an Atlas Corps Fellow to increase her capacity to positively forward health issues in Nigeria. She achieved that goal as part of the team of GBCHealth - a coalition of more than 230 companies working to improve the health of their workforces and communities around the world.

During her Fellowship that started in May 2013, Ochuko served as Malaria Program Manager with the Corporate Alliance for Malaria in Africa (CAMA). With her strong performance record, GBCHealth decided to engage her in a full-time capacity as Program Manager for GBCHealth, Nigeria! In this role, Ochuko will manage the affairs of the organization and provide in-country support to the New York based team. She will also mobilize the private sector, and develop partnerships to improve the health of the Nigerian people.

According to Ochuko, “The experience completely transformed my career positively, elevated my profile, increased my global network, and gave me a voice in the health space.” Now she encourages prospective Fellows to make that life-transforming move by applying to Atlas Corps Fellowship!”

 Are you interested in joining Ochuko and becoming an Atlas Corps Fellow? Apply by March 15 at

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