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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

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Atlas Corps is an incredible experience, it gives you the opportunity to know other non-profit leaders, to learn about different cultures, strategies, methodologies of work in your or different non-profit areas, it makes you understand the work system in the US and gives you the opportunity to share your experience, as a professional and as a person. I'm glad and grateful that there are organizations like Atlas Corps,willing to change the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Atlas Corps is the kind of organizations that this world needs. It has helped hundreds of leaders around the world to exchange ideas and boost innovation through many projects. The experience is an invaluable asset for young non-profit leaders that change their lives and communities.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am very impressed at what Atlas Service Corps is doing and creating social impact to US. I want to fully support this organization and wish to bring more and more global leaders from the world to US!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Atlas Corps is a highly successful exchange program that provides the nonprofit professionals from across the globe a once in a life time opportunity to show case their talent at the global stage. The program not only offers a perfect blend of on the job and class room learning for its participants, but it essentially transforms sector leaders to global leaders. The program is also effectively developing networks among nonprofit professionals across the world and positively contributing towards the social change the world is in dire need of.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Atlas Corps., is providing professionals around the world, an opportunity to learn new skills, in a competitive and international environment, that they can later utilize, in their own communities to bring about positive changes. Change makers go through tough training, which helps them grow into stronger leaders, for their own communities. This training is essential for all the future leaders out there.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It is a wonderful experience for me as it is transforming my perspective of the world, nonprofit sector and people in a positive way. Serving at my Host Organization that encourages innovation and values my contribution give me a sense of achievement and brings out the best in me. Meeting the best nonprofit leaders for exchange of ideas/experiences to resolve global issues and challenges is also an amazing opportunity to learn from each other and take advantage of diversity.

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an Atlas Corps Intern, I became intimately familiar with large government agencies and nonprofits. I received extensive training and became a better saleswoman, a more sensitive listener, and a more empowered vessel for social change. Working here, even as an unpaid intern, has cultivated my professional growth and introduced me to passionate, talented people.

When you support Atlas Corps, you support a global network of leaders who understand the local conditions to be navigated if progress in the developing world is to be made. Supporting Atlas Corps is supporting an anti-imperialist approach to aid.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2 KarunaDayal

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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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.

3 Iryna F.

Client Served

Rating: 3

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

2 Saket M.

Client Served

Rating: 4

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.