Atlas Service Corps, Inc (Atlas Corps)

Rating: 4.83 stars   23 reviews

Issues: International, Philanthropy, International Exchange

Location: 1825 K Street NW Suite 210 Washington DC 20006 USA

Mission: To address critical social issues, Atlas Corps develops leaders, strengthens organizations and promotes innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled professionals.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As an Atlas Corps intern, I had the unique opportunity to see the organization from a more detail oriented, personal perspective. I can safely say that Atlas Corps is exactly what it advertises itself as: a superb organization that develops both professional non-profit leaders and organizations. The staff are some of the most committed, hard-working professionals I have ever worked with, and the fellows are gifted change-makers that are some of the best in the non-profit field. Atlas Corps' network connects the best and brightest around the world, creating a global community in which ideas, resources, and contacts can be shared. The organization is a true testament to the belief that change and development are global ideas, and that they can become realities through the creation of new opportunities where previously, there were few.

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Advertise the English Teaching in Colombia program to a greater extent.

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Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

Virtual volunteering - love it! Atlas Corps provides me an opportunity to connect with the world as I help to review applications from around the world. They really do exceptional work inspiring emerging global leaders!

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Increase the number of organizations hosting Fellows - they are amazing!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Atlas Corps' work is nearly unique in the nonprofit sector and fills a need for capacity-building across borders. This program allows talented nonprofit professionals to come to the U.S. and gain nonprofit management skills, while strengthening the organizations where they serve. As Senior Program Manager, I've seen up close how many Atlas Corps Fellows learn so much from the Fellowship and gain access to an incredible network of other leaders. At the same time, I've also seen how much the U.S.-based organizations gain from having a Fellow on their team, giving their international perspective and sharing their expertise. Atlas Corps is not just working on one kind of issue or in one country, but a wide range of issues around the world.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Atlas Corps is the opportunity of a lifetime. My experience as an Atlas Corps Fellow is one of the most important events in my career. This organization empowers social entrepreneurs from around the world by providing a paid professional exchange program that not only has allowed me to learn from one of the best nonprofits in the United States, I am also getting to meet some of the most inspiring and brilliant young minds from around the world as part of an exclusive community. It is truly a privilege to be a part of this Fellowship. Atlas Corps is a very innovative approach to multiplying social good. If you are a young nonprofit professional with a passion for social development, a taste for adventure, a love for challenges, and want to meet people who will make a difference in our communities, then Atlas Corps is perfect for you. I assure you, there is nothing quite like it.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give it more visibility in Latin American countries.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

As a current Atlas Corps Fellow representing India, I have been fortunate to be selected for such a competitive fellowship. Atlas Corps Inc. is one of the leading Non-Profit organizations bringing highly skilled change-maker and game-changers from across the world. The Fellowship not only strengthens cultural diversity and engagement but also looks at creating high-end professional attitudes to build leadership and long-lasting relationships between fellows and host organizations. Every aspiring international development leader must apply and share about this growing community!

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I would share about Atlas Corps Inc. and the Fellowship as widely as possible so that more and more professionals experience the best of the best!

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Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Been a volunteer with this incredible change-making organization for more than 3 years. The fellows they engage from across the globe are not just tomorrow's leaders: they are today's leaders. Thank you, Atlas Corps, for the opportunity to engage!

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Create strategic partnerships with more nonprofits outside of the MidAtlantic regions, like Seattle, Denver & Portland.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

This is one of the best non-profit organizations in the world that has been helping non-profit leaders from around the world - especially from the developing countries to come to the US and other developed countries for professional trainings and experiences. Their contribution towards tackling social issues around the globe is through building capacities of those who are part of the societies that confront these issues. I love their dedication towards what they do, I wish them all the successes in their endeavor.

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I think the model they are working on is amazing, and it does not require any change.

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Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 3 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Atlas Corps & CIPE think tanks LINKS fellowship was the impulse I needed as a researcher in a think tank in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The 6-month-long visiting fellowship in one of the top U.S. think tanks (the Heritage Foundation) gave me what I aimed for and more: knowledge of how a modern think tank works, how the research is efficiently connected with communications and community outreach, and a dynamic network of professional contacts. Also, I was able to contribute to bridging the informational gap between the USA and Ukraine by speaking and writing about economic and political developments in my home country.

I recommend Atlas Corps service for young professionals who are looking for fresh ideas, world-class experience, and personal development in a culturally diverse setting.

Iryna

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Invite more fellows from Eastern Europe.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

It is a traditional thought that too many cooks spoil the broth. To have an idea where leaders are invited from across the world to serve is innovative but risky. Atlas corps succeeds tremendously in containing their energies and still getting the work done. It is like a parliament or senate where everyone is learning to be president. Unusual but awesome.

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A more honest and genuine effort of feedback and do something about it is what will make them better.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

AS an Atlas Corps fellow, I believe that it is through Atlas Corps' cross cultural, cross sector and cross geographical exchanges that we can come up with new and innovative ideas to address global development.

However, this Fellowship is more than professional development; it is about personal development and how we can become better humans to improve the lives of others. I was working on building leadership in girls trafficked into the sex trade in some corner of the world called Mumbai, in India. I became an Atlas Corps Fellow to learn new perspectives in leadership development at American Express and to join this inspiring crew. Just in my first month, I toured the national Mall with a former white house worker, salsa danced with the best from Mexico, and learned about the pediatric AIDS situation in South Sudan!

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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