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Causes: International, International Cultural Exchange, International Exchange, Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion

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

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

SarahzinAhmed

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Atlas Corps is truly strengthening the nonprofit sector worldwide! U.S.-based organizations are benefitting from the perspectives and ideas of incredible leaders who come to volunteer from all over the world. These same leaders are developing even further as they learn new methods of planning, implementing and executing social change initiatives. It's truly an amazing process to be a part of.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Atlas Corps Fellowship is one of the best ways to find and be yourself in the best environment you can have in your life. You can develop and share the professional skills/experiences and abundant resources with other fellows who are mature youth leaders from different countries. Atlas Corps finds you the best host organization that will provide the professional environment where you can always grow and develop skills that you have. You can truly learn the definition of diversity from the Global Leadership Lab (GLL) that Atlas Corps provides.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Unique program where excellence meets opportunities

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Atlas Corps is a wonderful organization because it models transparency and flexibility. The staff are open to new ideas and ways to engage with volunteers. The Fellows are the organization's best assets, and host organizations across the social sector benefit from having international experts in their fields. I hope that Atlas Corps keeps growing in breadth and depth, since it has the potential to make differences in both individual lives and in the non-profit sector on a macro scale.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AtlasCorps picks great fellows and represents the future of cross-cultural education and leadership in the international development and non-profit sector. If you want to take your work to another level, you should host an Atlas Corps fellow who will bring an amazing perspective and unique skills from their country and life experience. Our fellow from Kenya helped us train our members on the perspective of the recipient of a capacity building study and she also became a great friend and colleague.

Mrim B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a global social entrerpeneur transforming how universities connect their graduates with careers that maximizes impact and income, I repeatedly hear students and young graduates become frustrated with fellowship programs that don't enable them to combine leveraging their management skill set with a global meaningful experience. Atlas Service Corps is a unique way to respond to this need! Atlas Corps gives emerging leaders a one of a kind opportunity to leverage their leadership skills within a different cultural setting. It is very challenging to match quality social innovators with top nonprofits around the world, but again and again the Atlas Service Corps team delivers just that. From my conversations with a number of Atlas Service Corps alumni, the lessons learned by fellows and host organizations alike are transformational both at an individual as well as at an organizational/sector level. Altas Service Corps has all the right ingredients: Top notch mission, outstanding team, and stellar implementation, pretty rare in the social sector, I wish them all the best in their growth and continued success.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked at Atlas Corps for over two years and it was a life changing experience. I truly believe in this organizations vision and more importantly, the implementation of that vision. Not only is their mission innovative but their practices are as well. I am always impressed by the caliber of Fellows the program attracts. This proves that there is indeed talent all around the world but the opportunity to showcase and capitalize on that talent is missing. Atlas Corps is more than a great nonprofit, it is an organization that enables other nonprofits and nonprofit professionals to become great nonprofits and leaders in the field. There is a proven need for the service that Atlas Corps provides and I am excited to see its growth over the years!