With a network of around 750 Fellows from 96 countries, the Atlas Corps family is growing every day. It is time to look back and to showcase the achievements of our amazing Alumni. Today we want to talk with our Alumnus Nino Adnen Ben Haj Yahia (Tunisia, Class 26, Host: PYXERA Global).
After serving as an Atlas Corps Fellow in the DC, Nino returned home to become co-founder and executive director of EL SPACE Social Innovation Hub—an affiliate hub of Open Gov Hub, Atlas Corps Host Organization. Congratulations to Nino! We wish him the best with this exciting and impactful work!
|Name: Nino Adnen Ben Haj Yahia
Home Country: Tunisia
Current Organization: EL SPACE social innovation hub
Role at current organization: Executive Director
Social Issue have you worked with: Entrepreneur and social innovation
How has Atlas Corps contributed to your professional accomplishments?
Atlas Corps allowed me to build a global network of contributors, mentors, and friends. These networks allow me to do the work that I do, and help reach others with my work.
How has Atlas Corps contributed to your personal accomplishments?
Atlas Corps helped me to develop interpersonal skills of networking and connections about social issues with other people. Due to Atlas Corps I have the skills and networks that help me succeed in my passions.
What are major highlights of your professional journey since you have finished the Fellowships?
Having finished the Fellowship, I have been growing my organization and optimizing its processes. I also became Co-founder and the Executive Director for El SPACE in February 2019. EL SPACE Social Innovation Hub is a social entrepreneurship and innovation organization. We are dedicated to creating sustainable community practices for a better Tunisia and a better world! We do this through supporting innovators in training, networking, and design for their social impact projects.
As an Atlas Corps Alumnus, how are you a better social change leader?
Through Atlas Corps, I learned the best practices in the US and then adapted them to Tunisia. After, my organization’s impact doubled in less than a year!
What is your favorite Atlas Corps memory?
My favorite Atlas Corps memories are the Nooshi dinner, staying at Channel Square, and getting to make so many friendships and connections with my fellow Fellows.
What advice do you have for applicants and incoming Fellows?
Be your authentic self and this experience will you give you as much as you invest in it!
More about Atlas Corps
Atlas Corps partners with mission-driven organizations (nonprofit, private, and government) to facilitate a professional exchange program for the world’s best emerging social change leaders to live and serve in the United States for a 12-month Fellowship. The Atlas Corps network currently includes more than 750 professionals from 95 countries who have served at 300 organizations.
Interested in becoming our Fellow? Apply now at apply.atlascorps.org.