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Hello!

The #AtlasCorps10 Year Celebration continues! Today, we feature our partnerships—individual and organizational.

We also celebrate with Bonus Day—your gift to Atlas Corps will be matched! We invite you to join our celebration with a gift of $20, $50, or $100. All support directly benefits our network of Fellows—global leaders who have dedicated a year of service and continue to make an impact at home and abroad.

Your support achieves results! Recently, we asked our Alumni the benefit of the Atlas Corps Fellowship. Their response:

  • 65% attributed Atlas Corps for helping them obtain their current position.

  • 90% said they would not be achieving the same level of impact without the Atlas Corps experience.

  • 93% said the “network” was the most significant benefit of the Fellowship.

“The Atlas Corps Fellow network is a knowledge base for me. Whenever I need to learn about a new sector, new country or region, a new business model, there is always an expert in the Alumni that I can reach out to and learn from”, shared one Alum.

In 10 years, we have engaged 450 Fellows from 75 countries. We have hundreds of Alumni throughout the world. It is all about the network and the partnerships that continue to help us achieve positive impact.

Today, you have the opportunity to again show your support as an active partner of Atlas Corps and inspire these global leaders!

Now, read on for more exciting partnerships within the Atlas Corps network!


 
P.S. Also, can you help promote on social media? Just share this message: Act local. Impact global. Support #AtlasCorps10 during @globalgiving Bonus Day at bit.ly/AtlasCorpsBonusDay


Let’s Talk Leadership! Join American Express on April 4

circulitos newsletter 1 2Global Atlas Corps again partners  with American Express to present the American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit 2016. The Summit brings together 50 nonprofit leaders from around the world who are alumni of the Leadership Academies and representatives from the 10 Academy partners. The highlight of the Summit will be a LIVESTREAM discussion featuring Tammy Tibbetts, Founder and President of She's the First, and Shawn Dove, CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. WATCH LIVE, April 4 - 5:30 PM ET. You can engage in the discussion on social media using #amexleads.

Atlas Corps is honored that two Atlas Corps Alumni, Trina Talukdar (India, Class 15, Host: American Express Foundation) and Arturo Gonzalez (Mexico, Class 15, Host: Kids’ Food Basket), and our Program Director Meredith Newmark were selected to participate in the Summit. Meet all the 50 selected delegates from the United States and around the world at: bit.ly/alumni16

Global Partnerships Week 2016: The Importance of an Inspiring Network  
circulitos newsletter 2Washington, DC — Teamwork achieves goals on and off the playing field. In the arena of international development, it takes an effective team to achieve impact. Global Partnerships Week celebrates the power of partnerships. Atlas Corps highlighted our partnerships by engaging Fellows in three key events. First, Atlas Corps tabled at the Partnerships Practitioners Forum: Transforming Ideas into Impact, hosted by the U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships, U.S. Agency for International Development, and Concordia.

Second, Atlas Corps collaborated with USAID in the panel discussion: Diaspora, Disasters, and Partnerships: The Critical Role Public-Private Partnerships Play in Promoting Development and Diplomacy Around the World. The event analyzed  the role of public-private partnerships in promoting diaspora engagement and development. Atlas Corps Fellow Saqib Riaz (Pakistan, Class 18, Host: Meridian International), spoke during the event, “(As a Fellow) I learned the importance of supporting emerging leaders and creating networks and entrepreneurship development.”

Third, Fellows shared their perspective in a blog series with the USAID Center for International Disaster Information, called "Strengthening Partnerships with Emerging Global Leaders.”
Atlas Corps Alumna Receives the Madalyn Lamont Literary Award

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We are proud to announce that Atlas Corps Fellow Mirette Bahgat Eskaros (Egypt, Class 6, Host: Earth Conservation Corps) received the Madalyn Lamont Literary Award Second Prize for her short story, “The Rites of Passage.”


The Madalyn Lamont Literary Award was started in 1986 in memory of an instructor at the American University in Cairo in the writing program (ECLT), a poet and women's rights activist. It is an award for student creative writing (narrative, poetry, and drama).

Atlas Corps Expands Chicago Outreach with March 23 Event

circulitos newsletter 4Chicago Atlas Corps continue  to grow our presence in Chicago. The most recent efforta “lunch and learn” event to be held on March 23. We invite you to come and learn how you can work with Atlas Corps! The event will be held at WeWork Grant Park located at 332 S Michigan Avenue and lunch will be provided.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet two of our current Fellows: Anna-Kim Robinson (Jamaica, Class 20, Host: Heartland Alliance International) and Cosmos Godson (Ghana, Class 10, Host:  Host: Heartland Alliance International) who arrived in Chicago a few months ago. You will also hear from their supervisor at their Host Organization, Heartland Alliance International. This event is a great opportunity to learn how you can partner with Atlas Corps and more. Info and RSVP at: bit.ly/ChicagoLunchAndLearn2016

Atlas Corps Named Top 5 “Fellowships to Jumpstart your Changemaking Journey”

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United States The writer and social entrepreneur, Alex Budak, featured Atlas Corps in his recent The Huffington Post article as one of the best “fellowships to jumpstart your changemaking.” Read and share here!



 

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