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Atlas Corps Fellows Featured in Nonprofit Quarterly

NEWS_142014_Trina at GalaGlobal – Beyond the depth of skills, the motivations that inspire Atlas Corps Fellows to become leaders in the nonprofit sector truly make them remarkable. This theme is the feature of a recent Nonprofit Quarterly article.

“What happens after the Fellowship….This network of Fellows remains with you for life. Now, I feel like I could go work in and consult with a project in any part of the world and I would have a network to fall back on,” shared Trina Talukdar (India, Class 15, Host: American Express Foundation), who is pictured at left during the annual Atlas Corps Go Global Gala. The article features her perspectives along with those of Fellows Lucy Poni (South Sudan, Class 16, Host: Voice of America), Prem Sagar (Pakistan, Class 16, Host: IRD), Smiti Gahrotra (India, Class 14, Host: Nike Foundation), and Younas Chowdry (Pakistan, Class 14, Host: Atlas Corps).

Read the full article at http://bit.ly/AtlasCorpsNPQSept2014.

 

Social Good Summit Global Coverage Provided by Atlas Corps Fellows

NEWS_142014_Social Good Fellows 2New York – While the world assembled for the United Nations Week, Atlas Corps Fellows and Alumni (pictured at left) gathered on the Upper West Side for the Social Good Summit. A collaboration between the 92Y, Mashable, and the United Nations Foundation, the Social Good Summit is where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions.

“With the power of technology and youth’s eagerness…we have found ways to make leaders the world over stop and listen….this is made possible through the Social Good Summit,” exclaimed Kate Kiama (Kenya, Class 14, Host: Nike Foundation). Kate participated in the Summit as part of the Atlas Corps Digital Community Forum. Ten Fellows provided multilingual social media coverage during the Summit that reached audiences from Colombia to China to Nigeria. In addition, numerous Atlas Corps Alumni participated in virtual gatherings around the world via the +SocialGood.

Read highlights from the Atlas Corps Digital Community Forum.

 

Atlas Corps Opens New Office with Dynamic Discussion on Professional Exchange 

DSC08403Washington, DC –The Atlas Corps move is complete! We settled into our new offices along with our friends at YFU USA. We celebrated by featuring our key partners in our Discussion Series: Professional Exchanges to Forward Civil Society and International Development. 

Featured speakers included  (pictured l to r) Gavin Cepelak of Pyxera Global, Atlas Corps Alum Luckmore Jalisi (Zimbabwe, Class 9, Host: MSI) of ActionAid Denmark as well as representatives from Accenture Development Partnerships, Inter-American Development Bank, Meridian International, National Endowment for Democracy, U.S. Peace Corps, YFU-USA, and Young Americas Business Trust/Organization of American States.

See the photo highlights at http://bit.ly/AtlasCorpsOct16Photos.

 

Organization of American States Celebrates the Atlas Corps and America Solidaria Partnership

NEWS_142014_America Solidaria at OASWashington, DC – Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza welcomed Atlas Corps Fellows and partner organization, America Solidaria, for a private audience at the Organization of American States (OAS) on October 15. The meeting celebrated the arrival of the first Atlas Corps America Solidaria Fellows to the United States as part of this unique collaboration. As part of Atlas Corps Class 16, we welcomed Angela Betancur (Colombia)Lucia Solorzano (Nicaragua), and Nicolas Torres Vierira (Chile). They serve at the Latin America Youth Center.

“I can say I am growing…to realize that you are doing in a community (altogether),” shared Lucia. “Facing challenge, celebrating differences and sharing a main goal: bring the best of this opportunity.” Atlas Corps looks forward to building our relationship with America Solidaria into 2015.

Read the official OAS announcement and learn more about the partnership.

 

Alumna Shares Fellow Perspective for New Applicants

NEWS_142014_NurangizRussia – From immigration work in Russia to coordinating a social impact conference for 50,000 in the United States, Atlas Corps Alumna Nurangiz Khodzharova (Russia, Class 11, Host: Net Impact) learned to be flexible, open-minded, and adventurous as an Atlas Corps Fellow. Now, she is back in Moscow doing freelance consulting and leading an English public speaking club.

Nurangiz shares her Fellowship journey in a recent ProFellow feature article“I’d have to say that meeting all of the amazing, talented fellows from around the world was an eye-opening and life-changing moment.” She also offers some sound advice on the Atlas Corps Application Process“To make your application stand out, really think about what skills you can bring to the table….” 

Read the full ProFellow article and apply for the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

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