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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 social change professionals.

Results: Since 2006, we have engaged 600+ global professionals from 88 countries in an overseas Fellowship in the United States, Colombia, Australia and Malaysia.

Target demographics: Atlas Corps provides mid-level social change 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

55 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a long-time volunteer and supporter, I've watched Atlas Corps grow over the last 11 years into an impactful and well-run organization. Meeting the Fellows is believing - they are impressive when they arrive in the US and even more well equipped to change the world when they finish the Fellowship!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am consistently amazed by the professionalism of Atlas Corps and the good that it does across the world.

Shelby S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Atlas Corps is an innovative nonprofit with exceptional vision and impact. They are implementing best-practices to develop the best social change leaders around the world. Now, more than ever, as governments are cutting funding and shrinking diplomatic efforts, private-sector programs like Atlas Corps are needed to fill the void and ensure that we can turn to NGOs and nonprofits to find the solutions to critical global issues. Atlas Corps is truly working to save the world!

Donor

Rating: 5

After spending over 40 years working with non-profit organizations, Atlas Corps is the most rewarding by far. Both the mission in developing international civic change leasders and the quality of the staff and volunteers are excellent. In an era where there is movement toward insular nationalism it is more relevant than ever that we do all we can to maintain the lines of communication between differing cultures. Atlas Corps dpes that and more every day. Despite challenges both financial andf programmatic, the organization manages to have a significant impact on the lives of Fellows, staff, volunteers, and the world at large.

ARFR

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome! Atlas Corps connects people, talent, opportunity across border. It is amazing to see what these emerging leaders achieve when they are given the opportunity. Congrats Atlas Corps!

Disha A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Atlas Corps is an amazing organization to work with. Also, the Fellows I am meeting through the Fellowship are not only excellent, passionate professionals but exceptional humans too.

1 Abdul Q.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Atlas Corps is an amazing Organization to work with and be part of vibrant community spread over 88 countries to expand your international horizon and skills to address the challenges in your community.

Nick56

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Atlas Corps is an amazing organization working to build global networks and bridges to address the world's most pressing social issues. It's an innovative, effective and growing model for cross-sector and skillset collaboration!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an Atlas Corps Intern for 2 summers now, I have had the wonderful opportunity to delve deeply into Atlas Corps' organization and driving mission. It is inspiring to work with people who are creating a deep network of social change makers -- from the Fellows that come from across the world and bring their unique insights to social issues they are passionate about and the dynamic Host Organizations that teach and learn from these Fellows to the Atlas Corps staff itself, which is incredibly hard-working and dedicated. Atlas Corps' mission of creating a transnational flow of social change leaders resonates with me after a semester abroad and seeing and hearing about the amazing work that Fellows do makes me feel so proud to be contributing to this organization.

Linda Keene S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mission-centric and Professional organization that partners with local and global communities to develop leaders and strengthen the organizations that serve those in need.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

High energy and passionate team of staff that are dedicated to supporting international nonprofit leaders

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 4

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!

Client Served

Rating: 4

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.

Client Served

Rating: 4

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...

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Rene Momene O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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".

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.