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Atlas Service Corps, Inc (Atlas Corps)

Rating: 4.82 stars   45 reviews 1,426

Nonprofit Issues:

International, Philanthropy, International Exchange

Address:

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.

Results:

Since 2006, we have engaged 300 global professionals from 60 countries in an overseas Fellowship in the United States and Colombia.

Target demographics:

Atlas Corps provides mid-level nonprofit leaders an opportunity to volunteer abroad for 12 to 18 months - especially global south leaders with 4-8 years of experience to volunteer in the U.S.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

500

Geographic areas served:

International

Programs:

Atlas Corps Fellowship in USA Atlas Corps Fellowship in Colombia Atlas Corps Think Tank LINKS Fellowship

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202.263.4565
www.atlascorps.org

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Reviews for Atlas Service Corps, Inc (Atlas Corps)

Rating: 5 stars  

As I boarded the flight from Liberia to DC to become an Atlas Corps Fellow, I kept asking myself, “Is the Atlas Corps Fellowship worth my entire 2015?" I became a fellow to learn, share, network and return to Liberia to support my country by using new and old technologies to inspire social change and Atlas Corps didn't disappoint me. The fellowship is a worthy experience and I encourage other young leaders around the world to apply and help make the world a better place.

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 4 stars  

Atlas Corps presents a huge palette of opportunities for all whom it serves. Expanded perspective, strategic networking, new skills and tactics for operating in the nonprofit sector, plus the mere wonder of experiencing a new cultural are some of the benefits that Fellows are almost guaranteed to derive. Staff are driven and committed to improving the Organization's impact. This model is empowering, and is getting better all the time!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 4 stars  

Atlas Corps' approach of bringing Fellows to the US for 12 months of service is a good approach for professionals seeking service at an international level. The fellowship provides an avenue for them to share experiences and learn best practices that will foster great performance during and after the fellowship. It also provides an opportunity for establishing strong networks that benefit both the individual and Atlas Corps or the Host Organization.

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

A lot

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 4 stars  

Atlas Corps brings together people from different countries with different cultures and language who have one thing in common - their desire to change the world. How unique a group is that? They learn from each other, inspire each other and support each others social impact projects in the years to come...

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Atlas Corps is a great place to work! Every day I get to work with inspiring nonprofit leaders from around the world, and empower them to make a difference both in my country and theirs. International development is not just about the rich countries helping the poor, or the developed world helping the developing world, but all of us working together. Atlas Corps is strengthening the social sector by helping talented leaders cross borders and join an always-expanding network!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a life changing opportunity. It is not everyday that you get the chance to live one year in a foreign country, learn about it's culture, connect with all sorts of people, while serving in a U.S. non-profit. This experience changes the way you see and think about not only the United States but also the world and it's connectivity. To be able to share experiences and create bonds with other fellows from more than +70 different nationalities is unique and priceless.

It is a personal and professional growth experience that I would highly recommend to every single individual -and the organization behind this fellowship, is aware of it. Since day one I have been impressed by the preparation and committment of the Atlas Corps team to make sure the fellows know everything they need to know regarding their fellowship experience. They have created a strong support network so you will never feel alone. They have workshops and trainings on a monthly basis. They are aware of the potential within the leaders they support (fellows) and do everything the can to help exploit it. More than the systems in place, I have been impressed by the drive and quality of the Atlas Corps staff. They understand the value of what they are doing and this is reflected on the way they have helped built more than an organization, a family: the Atlas Corps Family. I couldn't feel any luckier to be a part of it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Atlas Corps is a unique non-profit in the U.S. Its motto is "Change your perspective. Change the world" and invite us to turn our conventions upside down and believe that change can also come from young leaders from the developing world. We all have things to learn from each other, the north from the south and the east from the west, and in that regard, Atlas Corps is doing an amazing job!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Atlas Corps is an amazing organization that gives you an opportunity to build yourself as a non-profit leader. You are able to engage in meaning conversations with leaders from all over the world and links you to a host organization where you can share your expertise and also build more skills to be a better leader.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Atlas corps is indomitable and incomparable. The only international not-for -profit organisation that has succeeded so far within ten years of its existence in changing the world's perspective on social issues plaguing our different communities by linking social change professionals from all over the world not only to improve their skills in the USA, but to also share their experiences in their various field of expertise and to strengthen their host organisations.
"Atlas corps, you have proven to the world that although we are different colours from Africa, Asia, Europe, USA, we are one people. In fact, you are a very strong force to reckon with".

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

This is a unique Fellowship program for the non-profit leaders. Besides sharing the expertise with the Host Organization, Fellows groom up him/herself with more expertise on leadership and networking guided by the Atlas Corps. Like to see more Fellows in the community.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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