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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 750+ global professionals from 96 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 Tech Fellowship in the USA

Community Stories

78 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working as a intern at Atlas Corps have been very interesting and I have learned a lot. I did not have any internship experience before I applied for this job. Competing against many others, Atlas Corps gave me the opportunity to start my professional career. Everybody needs to start at one place, right? I feel that I have been very included in the work and that my supervisor actually is dependent on my work. Others come to their internship, write a paper, and then go home. I know how it feels to be given the opportunity to develop as a professional and as a person. My example highlights a part of Atlas Corps "Big Idea": talent is equally distributed around the world, opportunity is not. Through their unique exchange program, which have been profiled as "best practice" by the Brookings Institute, Atlas Corps have given 140 talented professionals from 40 different countries an opportunity to make a difference. Atlas Corps tackles critical social issues by develop leaders, strengthens organizations, and promotes innovation. The world is changing rapidly and Atlas Corps are contributing to prepare us for the future. Leadership have always played a major role in the societies and will continue to do that in the future as well. I truly believe that the work Atlas Corps do make a difference and change the world to a better place. My time as an intern is soon over and I will go back to Norway. I have learned more from my internship than from my school this semester. Think about how much the participants of Atlas CorpsĀ“ exchange program learn and develop during their 12 to 18 months in the U.S. It is an honor to nominate Atlas Corps. I hope that the organization receives all the credit it deserves.

1 Dipanwita D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Atlas Corps Fellowship program is an incredible opportunity for nonprofit professionals. As a Fellow serving at Atlas Corps, this experience continues to be one at which I learn best practices and skills that will help me work towards becoming a nonprofit leader in the years to come.

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!

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 Peter Sheilo

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Atlas Service Corps gives the talented and experienced the opportunity to explore and develop their potentials in a different cultural setting. It is not easy to bring together people around from the globe to share and learn new experiences in the non-profit sector so as to give much of their services in the field of their expertise. It is an innovative way of bringing the world together and creating peace. The experience learnt by fellows with the cultural amalgamation is good enough to be tolerant to other from different parts of the world. Thumbs Atlas Service Corps

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Richards Matthew. Atlas corps is one of the greatest NGO that currently exist because of their far reaching vision to transform the world to be a better place for all. I have see a good numbers of lives that this great organization has transformed, some are from my country Nigeria. this is why am apply to the next set to go from my country.

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!

1 Madiha S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am serving at CARE which is largest non-profit in U.S as an Atlas Corps Fellow. It is a great experience. Today, its been 2 months and I am feeling like a lot of changes in my ways of working, thinking approach and I am coming across with many ideas to address the issue. It is a great opportunity and I would highly recommend if you want to advance your career in short period of time, you want to enjoy your work overseas, you want to have networking, you want to meet with brilliant people and if you have a passion, choose Atlas Corps. It is fun and great deal of learning by be an Atlas Corps Fellow.

1 Aqeel B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Atlas Corps with the Supervision of Mr. Scott Belle is the best nonprofit organization not only in USA but in the whole world. Because with its fellowship program which started in 2006 got more importance in the lives of professionals from development sector. Atlas Corps brings great opportunities for Different organizations and for the professionals who are working with different local communities around the world. The best thing in this organization is that they pick fellows from every country which is their strength and big achievement. I should say Atlas Corps is the only organization which is working a cause in true meaning. I should be proud to be a part of Atlas Corps. Good Luck

1 Abby F.

Donor

Rating: 5

Atlas Corps is the nexus of where talent meets opportunity! In 2008, I served as an Atlas Corps Fellow in Bogota, Colombia. It was an opportunity to share my knowledge and, more importantly, to learn from others. For a mid-career professional, there are not many opportunities for long-term, career-level service. Atlas Corps fills that gap. Now, five years later, I am proud to say that I am part of a growing network of 140 Fellows from 40 countries and more than 15,000 others connected view a virtual network. Atlas Corps breaks down political, geographical, and cultural barriers to network the best talent to solve our world's best social issues. Atlas Corps, thank you for giving me this opportunity!