Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Each holiday season is a perfect time to appreciate our loved ones. This year, we are so grateful for all of our Alumni, Fellows, Scholars, Host Organizations, Board of Directors, Volunteers, and Donors. We are thankful for our global network of leaders working to get through this moment together.
Take some time today and reflect upon individuals who have supported you through 2022 and show them your appreciation.
Atlas Corps and the American India Foundation are still accepting applications for the AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship for service in the United States. As an AIF Banyan Impact Fellow, you will serve full-time at one of our U.S.-based Host Organizations. Learn more at aif.atlascorps.org!
Meet AIF Banyan Impact Fellow Tabish (Class 46, ) who is serving as the Global Engagement Programs Fellow for the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs at Northwestern University. Tabish shares how his Host Organization (especially his supervisor, Patrick Eccles) is contributing to his global perspective, "With Patrick’s wealth of experience, he has been more than kind in extending that to me on various occasions during our class visits, campus outings and other events. I go back to a recent conversation on diversity, equity and inclusion where I learned about what it means in the US context and was left thinking of ways how I can incorporate that in the general discourse back in India."
Read more at: https://atlascorps.org/atlas-corps-host-spotlight-northwestern-university-buffett-institute-for-global-affairs/
The 2022 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize was presented to Norwegian Refugee Council on Friday, October 21, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
The Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the world’s largest annual humanitarian award presented to nonprofit organizations judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering.
Congratulations to NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council , the 2022 Conrad N. Hilton Foundation laureate! Learn more about this incredible organization protecting the rights of people who are forced to flee during the crisis in 35+ countries at hiltonfoundation.org/hiltonprize-nrc
Atlas Corps proudly partners with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and empowers the Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute - hiltonprize.atlascorps.org. We look forward to seeing leaders from the Norwegian Refugee Council in our next 2023 Cohort!
There is still time to apply for the Atlas Corps: Pakistan Emerging Leaders Initiative! Through this collaboration with two of our Alumni-led organizations in Pakistan, CaterpillHERS and Accountability Lab Pakistan, this initiative will offer three unique leadership development programs. Learn more at pakistan.atlascorps.org and be sure to apply by the November 30 deadline!
Meet Atlas Corps Alumna Hira (Class 31, ), the founder of CaterpillHERS, a social enterprise that provides early-stage business curriculum and mentorship to women enterpreneurs. Hira stresses the importance of collaboration, especially when working with social issues such as women's entrepreneurship:
"Atlas Corps Fellowship made me realize that the underlying issue of women’s economic empowerment is universal to all countries in the world including the US. The call for change in every country is the same with different names hence the collaboration between the countries is necessary..... This is why I partnered with my host organization to bring a program to my home country and it’s all because Atlas Corps paved the way for me."
Read more about Hira and CaterpillHERS at: https://atlascorps.org/alumna-founds-caterpillhers-a-social-entreprise-for-women-entrepreneurs/
Info Session: The AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship for service in the United States
Join this info session with American India Foundation and Atlas Corps to learn more about the AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship, empowered by Atlas Corps and the benefits of joining this program. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and to receive tips on the application process. Tune in on November 16 at 8.30 am EST / 7.00 pm IST.
The American India Foundation (AIF), in collaboration with Atlas Corps, continues running the AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship for service in the United States. In partnering with Atlas Corps, the Fellowship reiterates its goal of addressing critical social issues through strengthening organizations, developing leaders, and creating a network of global changemakers, by supporting 5 Indian Fellows annually, starting 2022 through its U.S. service focused program.
The priority deadline is December 15 to be considered for 2023-2024 Fellowships. Early applications encouraged as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply to the Fellowship at aif.atlascorps.org
LAST CALL: Attention professionals from Nicaragua, today is the last day to submit your application. Through Atlas Corps, you will have the opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills and buld your global network!
Make an impact today by applying at nicaragua.atlascorps.org!
Tomorrow is the last day to complete and submit your application to be considered for the Atlas Corps: Nicaragua Professional Development Initiative. Take that next step in your professional career and apply today at nicaragua.atlascorps.org.
Only 3 days left until the application deadline. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to join our global network of 1,500+ professionals!
Visit nicaragua.atlascorps.org for more information.
Has it really been 2 years since we launched our first VLI? Join us as we celebrate Atlas Corps Cohort 1 and their many achievements over the past 2 years!
The deadline to apply for the Atlas Corps: Nicaragua Professional Development Initiative is next week on November 15. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to engage with other professionals from Nicaragua.
Meet Atlas Corps Scholar Brayan (Cohort 3, ) who is a International Mentor at the Global Leadership Adventures. He recalls how the Virtual Leadership Institute provided him the resources to promote youth development in Nicaragua.
"The Atlas Corps Virtual Leadership Institute provided me with a handful of resources and tools to improve my project planning, networking and organizational skills, as well as creating new connections with changemakers from all over the world, thus we were able to share resources and ideas, provide feedback on each other’s projects, and also receive the guidance and support from our Virtual Leadership Institute mentor."
Read more at: https://atlascorps.org/atlas-corps-scholar-empowers-youth-in-nicaragua-through-service-learning-programs/
Applications are open for the AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship, empowered by Atlas Corps. We encourage rising social changemakers from India to visit aif.atlascorps.org for more information, and apply by the December 15 priority deadline.
Meet Atlas Corps Fellow Daliya (Class 41, ) who served as the Marketing and Communications Fellow at her Host Organization, SAP . Daliya is grateful for her Fellowship experience and encourages interested applicants to apply because it allowed her to expand her global network: "Over the last couple of months, I have experienced the incredible power of collaboration, whether through rolling out a global social media campaign or an end of the year report. Collaborating with people from across teams and time zones and functions taught me that we can always do so much more together."
Read more at: https://atlascorps.org/atlas-corps-host-spotlight-sap/
Atlas Corps is still accepting applications for the Atlas Corps: Nicaragua Professional Development Initiative! Apply by November 15 at nicaragua.atlascorps.org.
Meet Atlas Corps Alumna Vanessa (Class 33, )–pictured second from left, who is also an excellent Group Captain for the Virtual Leadership Institute. As a Group Captain, Vanessa facilitates monthly peer coaching groups and guides discussions on leadership and social impact.
Atlas Corps Scholar and current Fellow Sana (Class 45, ) shares, “Virtual Leadership Institute has been extensively equipping me with appropriate skills and competencies that is aiding me to determine set directions to move my associated/parent organization to a high performance model and also build a lifetime network of peers and leaders to sustain professional growth. Vanessa has emerged as an amazing Group Captain in our peer coaching group calls. As a respectful group leader she actually has helped empower me and some of the other team members by encouraging us to offer ideas about our individual leadership projects. Vanessa’s skillsets, dedication, and tenacity brought a whole new perspective to the peer coaching calls and I feel that as a team we are developing in the right direction in becoming great future leaders.”
NEW OPPORTUNITY | Are you from , between 27-35 years old, and interested in strengthening your professional and leadership skills?
APPLY NOW for the @AIFoundation Banyan Impact Fellowship, empowered by @AtlasCorps, for service in the United States! Participants of this initiative will build their leadership skills by getting hands-on experience in leading nonprofit organizations, corporations, private companies, and social enterprises in the U.S. while developing person-to-person connections to learn best practices.
The Fellowship includes health insurance, travel costs, and a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing), and enrollment in Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab and AIF professional development opportunities.
The priority deadline is December 15 to be considered for opportunities in 2023-2024. Early applications are encouraged as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Info Session: Atlas Corps: Pakistan Emerging Leaders Initiative
Info Session: Atlas Corps: Pakistan Emerging Leaders Initiative
Join this info session to learn more about the Atlas Corps: Emerging Leaders Initiative and the benefits of joining this program. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and to receive tips on the application process. Join us on November 3 at 8 am ET / 5 pm PST.
The Atlas Corps: Pakistan Virtual Leadership Institute is a part of a dynamic collaboration between Atlas Corps and two Atlas Corps Alumni-led organizations: Accountability Lab Pakistan and CaterpillHERs. We seek to engage We are seeking Pakistani emerging changemakers.
The priority deadline is November 30. Early applications encouraged as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply to the initiative at pakistan.atlascorps.org
Can you hear what we hear? It sounds like a CELEBRATION in the comments! Happy 2-year anniversary to Atlas Corps Class 40!
Bidjan Nashat, Atlas Corps CEO, will speak at AidEx - the global humanitarian aid event on the Development2030 stage on November 16-17 in Brussels together with Daniel Bennett (Amani Institute), Mary Mwangi (Argidius Foundation), Josh Slusher (JPMorgan Chase & Co. Foundation), and Sherri Kraham Talabany (SEED Foundation Kurdistan).
Check out the rest of the agenda and register to join Bidjan in Brussels at https://invt.io/1lxbu22p2kv
LAST CALL: Tomorrow is the deadline to apply for the Spain & Andorra Climate Resilience Leadership Initiative! Do not miss out on this amazing chance to enhance your leadership skills and network with other Spanish and Andorran leaders!
Take the time now to invest in tomorrow by applying at es.atlascorps.org.
Attention climate change professionals in Spain and Andorra, there are only 2 days left for you to complete and submit your Atlas Corps application!
Apply by the November 1 priority deadline for an opportunity to join our global network of 1,500+ global leaders. You can learn more about this special initiative by visiting es.atlascorps.org.
Only 3 days left until the application deadline. Don't miss out on an opportunity to engage with other environmental professionals from Spain and Andorra. Visit es.atlascorps.org for more information.
Info Session: Atlas Corps: Nicaragua Professional Development Initiative
Info Session: Atlas Corps: Nicaragua Professional Development Initiative
Join this info session to learn more about the Atlas Corps: Nicaragua Professional Development Initiative and the benefits of joining this program. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and to receive tips on the application process. Join us on October 27 at 11 am ET / 9 am CST.
We seek to engage social impact professionals from Nicaragua who seek structured professional development.
The priority deadline is November 15. Early applications encouraged as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply to the initiative at nicaragua.atlascorps.org
Celebrate this year's Distinguished Volunteer, Zoe! Over the past four years, Zoe has served as a Local Ambassador in Washington, DC, where she welcomes Atlas Corps Fellows to the United States, helps them discover the city, and shares American culture with them.
Zoe shares: "It has been so delightful meeting all the Fellows I have crossed paths with since 2018, they welcomed me in just as much as I did for them. It has truly broadened my horizons learning about their culture and customs back in their home countries. Most importantly it has made me so happy to know that I have made a new friend in every fellow I’ve paired with."
Thank you, Zoe, for your efforts in helping achieve the Atlas Corps mission every day!
NEW OPPORTUNITY | Are you from Bolivia and between 22-35 years old and interested in strengthening your leadership and professional skills?
APPLY NOW for the Atlas Corps: Bolivia Virtual Leadership Initiative for Women’s Empowerment! This initiative is a new collaboration between Atlas Corps and Ciudad Mundo supported by the Embajada de Estados Unidos en Bolivia
We are seeking Bolivian professionals in the social sector. Atlas Corps offers an online learning program that brings the professional and networking strengths of our model to social impact experts across the world.
The priority deadline is December 10 to be considered for opportunities starting in March 2023. Early applications are encouraged as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Happy Diwali to all those that celebrate. May this festival of lights bring peace, love, and awareness.
Atlas Corps is still accepting applications for the Atlas Corps: and Climate Resilience Leadership Initiative. Learn more at es.atlascorps.org and apply by 10/31 for an opportunity to engage with other Atlas Corps Leaders working on environmental issues.
Meet Atlas Corps Scholar Mbivnjo (Cohort 2, )—pictured second from right! Mbivnjo is the Development and Fundraising Officer at the Association for Community Awareness (ASCOA), where she manages volunteers and writes community projects for improving public health and environmental protections in Cameroon. She is grateful for the Virtual Leadership Institute and encourages other global professionals to apply:
"Atlas Corps is an excellent continuous professional development opportunity for social change leaders. I would say, dare to expand your professional network and capacity to change the world! Maximize this career uplifting opportunity and let the individuals and communities you care about feel the impact of the transformation you have received from Atlas Corps."
Learn more about Mbivnjo's work at: https://atlascorps.org/scholar-improves-public-health-and-protects-the-environment-in-cameroon/