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.
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.
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!
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.