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Nonprofit Overview

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

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Ok, so I am a little biased, as the Founder, CEO and on the Board, but I think these reviews are important and I want to briefly, candidly and personally, tell you why I love Atlas Corps. The vision of Atlas Corps is elegant and beautiful - a world where nonprofit leaders cross borders, serve, learn and return home to create a global generation working together to tackle social issues. But we all know vision, rarely lines up with the hard logistics of reality. However, at Atlas Corps, what we have seen in six years, in the realization of this vision beyond our wildest dreams. We have now supported 141 leaders, from 41 different countries. A crazy diverse, insanely talented, community, perhaps family, of nonprofit professionals committed to global service. When the Muslim woman from Pakistan becomes best friends with the Evangelical Christian from Nigeria, when doctors from North Sudan become housemates with environmental workers from South Sudan, when a Mexican peace activist learns from a youth leader from Zimbabwe and Belgium --- this gives me hope for the world. Atlas Corps deserves 6 stars (not 5!) because our Fellows are amazing. We have a ways to go to improve our training program, we make some mistakes, we are not perfect, but our Fellows represent the potential of perfect - a world no longer divided by political, racial or religious lines, but a world united by common values, passion and desire to make a difference. Thank you for your support!

1 Danielle18

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a proud Atlas Corps alumna (serving in Bogota, Colombo 2009 - 2010) and a member of the executive board. Atlas Corps builds personal and professional bridges between exceptional young non-profit leaders around the world and organizations committed to social change. For an Atlas Corps fellow, they get the experience of a lifetime to serve abroad at a organization for a year, gaining skills, experience and contacts. For the host organizations, they have the benefit of working with some of the best, brightest and most committed social leaders in the world. Everyone wins, including the greater global good!