2021

“Q&A: UNICEF’s U.S. Programs Director Explains How the Organization’s Child Friendly Cities Initiative Will Elevate the Needs and the Voices of All Children and Adolescents”

Progess Report — Atlas Corps Alumna Danielle Goldberg (Class 3, USA) spoke with the Progress Report explaining UNICEF’s Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) which was recently launched in the United States. Read the article here.

“Zimbabwe Cancer Survivor Turns Personal Tragedy Into Advocacy for Others”

VOA Zimbabwe — Atlas Corps Alumna Marlene Chiedza Gadzirayi (Class 15, Zimbabwe) shares her inspiring story on how she battled and overcame a rare form of cancer and how she is now using her expirience to create awareness of what to do if ones suspects that they may have cancer! Read the article here.

“UMD to the World”

UMD News — Atlas Corps Acting CEO and Alumna Abby (Flottemesch) Robinson (Class 2, USA) was highlighted in a University of Minnesota Duluth news article for her new role as the Interim CEO at Atlas Corps, an international network of nonprofit leaders and organizations. Read the article here.

“SAMAR BABA: ENABLING THE YOUTH DIGITALLY”

Anankemag — Atlas Corps Fellow Samar Baba (Class 40, Tunisia) was highlighted in a Anankemag article for her work with IBM Z Global Student Hub, an organization that works on promoting student’s tech skills, prioritizing their needs to ensure that they have the best experience while learning about Z, and improving their professional development skills! Read the article here.

“HARNESSING THE POWER OF YOUTH TO END EXPLOITATION”

Media Savvy Moms Podcast — Atlas Corps Alumna Cheryl Perera (Class 23, Canada) speaks during a podcast about her work in ending the exploitation of children. Listen to the podcast here.

“Annual List of 100 People To Watch: INNOVATION”

Business 360 — Atlas Corps Alum Narayan Adhikari (Class 14, Nepal) was highlighted in a Business 360 article for his work with the organization Accountability Lab, the creator of Integrity Idol, which was created to address corruption issues and to positively contribute and encourage citizens to take action and help highlight the good work of civil servants. Read the article here.

“2020 Opportunities hub 100 Most Influential List Announced”

Opportunities Hub — Atlas Corps Alum Abdulahi Abdulraheem Abayomi (Class 23, Nigeria) was highlighted as a development expert in the 2020 Opportunities Hub 100 Most Influential List for his amazing and dedicated work in the nonprofit sector. Read the article here.

“Providing affordable technology education.”
The Nation — Atlas Corps Alum Eyitayo Ogunmola (Class 20, Nigeria) discussed his mission to provide excellent education through his organization, Utiva. His objective is to offer youths digital skill training in product management, design, data analytics, artificial intelligence and digital marketing. Read the article here.


2020

“Nigerian Literature Needed Editors. Two Women Stepped in To Groom Them.”
Open Country — Atlas Corps Alumna Anwuli Ojogwu (Class 16, Nigeria) spoke with Open Country about her groundbreaking experience with literature and co-founding the independent publishing firm Narrative Landscape Press. Read the article here.

“Meet Sunga, an education activist and the Secretary of GFC’s Youth Leadership Council”
Global Fund for Children — Atlas Corps Alumna Sunga Kufeyani (Class 34, Malawi) spoke with the Global Fund for Children about her experience as an activist for youth leadership and cofounder of the girls’ education nonprofit Loving Arms Malawi. Read the article here.

“My Story: Gbenga Ogunjimi”
Washington Business Journal — Atlas Corps Alumnus Gbenga Ogunjimi (Class 6, Nigeria) shares his understanding of cultural identity and his professional experiences as a Black international entrepreneur in the U.S. Read the article here.

“Sorcero ‘cannot keep up with the pace of demand.’ Here’s what the tech startup is doing about it”
DCINNO — Atlas Corps Alumna and Board of Directors Member Dipanwita Das (Class 10, India) and her cognitive technology startup Sorcero were featured in Business Journal. Read the article here.

“Evolving Role of Communication during Disasters and Pandemic”
NIICE — Atlas Corps Alumna Swarnima Shrestha (Class 31, Nepal) analyzed the importance of transparency in bridging the information gap during disaster management. Read the article here.

“An Immersive Experience in American Culture: The Atlas Corps Fellowship Experience”
ProFellow — Atlas Corps Fellow Busang Davies Maruping (Class 38, Botswana) shared his experience as an Atlas Corps Fellow and gave some great application tips! Read the article here.

“Kate Kiama’s story”
Bothale Hub Afrika — Atlas Corps Alum Kate Kiama (Class 14, Kenya) was featured in this article which highlights her journey from being a young girl in Nairobi to becoming an advocate for young girls across Kenya. Read the article here.

“Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case for CEC”
News Diggers  Atlas Corps Fellow Chewe Mulenga (Class 36, Zambia) has written an article highlighting the Corporate Social Responsibility practices of the Copperbelt Energy Corporation in Zambia. Read his article here.

Keep Ghana Beautiful Becomes First African Community Improvement Nonprofit To Affiliate With Keep America Beautiful”
Modern Ghana   After completing his Fellowship with Keep America Beautiful, a leading community improvement nonprofit, Fellow Elijah Mensah (Class 36, Ghana) has launched the first affiliate of his Host Organization in Ghana. Read more here.

“What the Movement for Black Lives can learn from Tunisia’s revolution”
Waging Nonviolence Nada Zohdy, Director of the Atlas Corps Host Organization, Open Gov Hub, and Alum Adnen Ben Hadj Yahia (Class 26, Tunisia) draw parallels between #BlackLiveMatter protests in the U.S. and the Arab Spring in Tunisia. Authors share lessons we can learn from these movements. Read more here.

“’We must Lower the Entry Level for Africans to Acquire Premium Tech Skills’- Eyitayo Ogunmola, Founder of Utiva”
TechNext — Alum Eyitayo Ogunmola (Class 20, Nigeria) shares why he founded Utiva, an Edtech platform, and talks about the impact of COVID-19 on education in Africa. Read more here.

“ANDE Announces Winners of the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund”
Aspen Institute — Atlas Corps Host Organization Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and CaterpillHERS, a collaboration between Miller Center and Atlas Corps Alumna Hira Saeed (Class 31, Pakistan), were named as one of the eight recipients of the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs. Read more here.


2019

“Tête-à-Tête: Two Civic Innovation Hubs Swap Lessons (DC-Tunis)”
Open Gov Hub Atlas Corps Host Organization Open Gov Hub and El Space Innovation Hub, which was founded by Alum Adnen Ben Haj Yahia (Class 26, Tunisia), organized a “staff learning swap exchange.” Read more here

“A Special Global Gathering: First-Ever Global Affiliate Hubs Retreat”
Open Gov Hub Atlas Corps Host Organization Open Gov Hub held a Global Affiliate Hubs Retreat in Dubai with two Alumni in attendance, Edison Frangu (Class 26, Albania) and Adnen Ben Haj Yahia (Class 26, Tunisia). Read more here

“United Nations Foundation Announces New Class of Dynamic Community Leaders To Serve As +SocialGood Connectors and Champion the Sustainable Development Goals”
UN Foundation — Alumna Swarnima Shrestha (Class 32, Nepal) is named as a member of the new class of the United Nation’s + SocialGood Connectors, a group which champion’s Sustainable Development Goals. Read more here

“Students speak at annual TEDxBrandeisUniversity event”
The Justice — Alumna Abeer Pamuk (Class 23, Syria) participates in a panel discussion where she tells how her childhood in Syria and young adulthood in Lebanon while a war plagued Syria led to her decision to move to the US, with the help of the Atlas Corps fellowship. Read more here


2018

“Future leaders prepare to tackle global challenges”
Each year dozens of young change-makers put careers on hold to learn how U.S. nonprofits tackle global challenges. They return home more fired up and better prepared than ever. – Read more here

The Nonprofit Battle of 2018: Global Engagement Furthers America’s Interest
TheNonprofitTimes The U.S. retreated from traditional global engagement during 2017 — pursuing partnerships that advance the U.S. and the world together — toward a path of nativism that puts U.S. short-term interest. Read more here


2017

Connecting Talent to Opportunity in the Corporate WorldPyxeraGlobal — An Atlas Corps Fellowship Spotlight: Rather than following a traditional path toward teaching or a PhD program after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry at Alexandria University in Egypt, Shorouk Elkobros decided to pursue alternate pathways to mobilize science for good. Read more here

Hacking4Humanity: devising tech solutions to development problems
The Graduate Institute of Geneva — Alumna Samita Thapa (Class 17, Nepal) was part of the winning team during the receive “hackathon” to devise technological solutions to problems faced by refugees as part of her studies at The Graduate Institute Geneva. Read more here

Is the #MeToo movement inclusive of queer voices globally?
Los Angeles Blade — Alum Tausif Sanzum (Class 23, Bangladesh) shares global perspective on the #MeToo movement on social media and how this movement is applicable to other groups beyond women.

Being Adaptable and Adaptive in Malaysia: Atlas Corps Chapter 2.0
Huffington Post — Selma Bardakci (Class 20, Turkey) , an Atlas Corps Alumna and now the first Fellow to serve in Malaysia, shares insight into her new Host Organization and country. Atlas Corps is piloting a partnership with the Center for Asian Leadership (CALI) to host Atlas Corps Fellows in Malaysia. Read more here

Adding the Secret Sauce: The Recipe for Turning Young Social Entrepreneurs into Impactful Leaders
Next Billion  If you asked entrepreneurs to name someone who made a positive impact in their lives while they were growing up, many of them would probably name a teacher. But how many of them would name a coach and/or a mentor? Knowing what I know today, I would. Here’s why. Read more here

Hoyapreneur Profile: Scott Beale is proving that diversity strengthens organizations
Hoyapreneurs.org For the next profile in our series of interviews with Hoyapreneurs, we chatted with Atlas Corps founder Scott Beale. Scott started Atlas Corps while living in India to coordinate the U.S. Government’s efforts to fight human trafficking winning him the title of most ‘Georgetowny’ Hoyapreneur we’ve interviewed yet! Read more here

Georgetown University Alumni Association Announces Recipients of Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards Recognizing Social Impact, E-Commerce, and Technology Innovators
PR Newswire In conjunction with the five-year anniversary of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance (GEA), the Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA) has announced multiple recipients of the annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. Read more here

Liberia’s democracy is failing its people
The Washington Post On Oct. 10, Liberians will go to the polls to elect a new president after 12 years under Nobel Peace Prize winning Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female democratically elected president. It’s a unique opportunity for change — and not a moment too soon. Read more here

From Jamaica to Virginia: Initial thoughts about my Atlas Corps Journey
Council on Foundations — Excited, relieved, eager, anxious—those were some of the feelings I experienced when I found out I was selected as an Atlas Corps Fellow to serve at the Council on Foundations. I was working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Jamaica when I received the confirmation email. I knew how life changing this decision to come to the U.S. as an Atlas Corps fellow could be, and I found it hard to contain my excitement. On one hand, I was building my career in the Foreign Service and fulfilling a lifelong desire to serve my country as a diplomat. Read more here

A Constitution That Doesn’t Protect Rights and Freedoms: Libya Writes Its Constitution
Atlantic Council On July 29, forty-three members among a sixty-member Constituent Assembly in Libya, voted in support of the Libyan constitution draft. This voting has concluded a long and complicated process of debate that has been continued for more than three years to write a constitution that has the support of a two-thirds plus one majority among the member of the Constituent Assembly which was elected on February 20, 2014. Read more here

The 2017 NPT Power & Influence Top 50
The NonProfit Times Philanthropy is dead. Long live philanthropy. The days are long gone when donors sent nickels, dimes and quarters in envelopes provided by charities in support of mission. And, in general, donors didn’t ask very many questions about how the money was spent. Also gone are the days when transparency, accountability and data were quaint ideas about how a nonprofit should be operated. Read more here


2016

Ready to Serve at the Renwick: Atlas Corps Turns 10
Diplomatic Currier — One Fall Saturday Atlas Corps held its 10th Anniversary Gala, an event to commemorate the progress that the organization has made in furthering its mission of providing the skills and knowledge necessary for fellows to develop into leaders that can address social issues back in their home country. Atlas Corps has its fellows placed in a 12-18-month non-profit professional fellowship which gives them the needed training… Read more here

Atlas Corps celebrates 10 years of bringing leaders from developing countries to the US
Devex — Atlas Service Corps celebrated its 10th year anniversary! How often do you hear of someone from Kenya coming to the U.S. to offer their services? Not very. But Atlas Service Corps is changing that by acting as a “reverse Peace Corps” which brings promising nonprofit leaders from around the world to the U.S. for a year or so to volunteer within local organizations, before returning to their home countries… Read more here

Atlas Corps Represent: What are the key traits you look for when hiring an employee?
The Huffington Post — Check out this great article about best practices to hiring inspiring people for your organization (actually, we are officially on the market for two brand new team members!) and also a big shout-out to our Atlas Corps Alumna H. Kelly Shin (South Korea, Class 17) and the amazing work she did in her Host Organization Global Good Fund. Read more here

Multiply Impact: CEU Students Learn about Atlas Corps Overseas Fellowship Program
Central European University — Thanks to the work of our international Alumni network, CEU students and alumni has the opportunity to attend to an information session to learn more about the Atlas Corps Fellowship from our Program Director Meredith Newmark. Read more here

Atlas Corps CEO Scott Beale Recognized Amongst Top Nonprofit Leaders
The NonProfit Times — Atlas Corps Founder and CEO Scott Beale received the distinct honor of being named to the “Power & Influence Top 50 2016” by The NonProfit Times. The list, in its 19th year, annually honors the nonprofit sector’s most influential leaders. This recognition is an organizational milestone that recognizes the achievements that Scott and Atlas Corps have made within the sector through the innovative use of long-term professional exchange. It is a recognition especially significant as Atlas Corps celebrates 10 years in 2016. Read more here

An Assault on Love
The Huffington Post — Read this inspiring blog on The Huffington Post by Atlas Corps Board Member & Executive Vice President of the John D. Evans Foundation, Steve Wozencraft, about the necessity of gun control in U.S. Read more here

Atlas Corps Alumna Esther Pinnock – A Strong Social Advocate
U.S. Embassy in Jamaica — Esther Pinnock (Class 11, Jamaica) is the most recent returnee from the Atlas Corps Program, where she served as an Atlas Corps Fellow with primary responsibility for communications engagement. Through the Atlas Corps program, Esther recognized the potency of organized advocacy. She saw firsthand how change can be truly effected within a society through planned, peaceful and knowledge driven expression of discontent. Read more here

Fifty Innovative Nonprofit Leaders Convene at American Express Annual Leadership Academy Alumni Summit
Atlas Corps is proud of partnered again with American Express for the “American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit 2016.” What an amazing & inspiring experience on Social Purpose Leadership! Read more here

Atlas Corps Named Top 5 “Fellowships to Jumpstart your Changemaking Journey
The Hufftington Post — The writer and social entrepreneur, Alex Budak, featured Atlas Corps on the prestigious website The Huffington Post as one of the best “fellowships to jumpstart your changemaking.” Read more here

Putting the EVP to Work: Multiplying the Impact of Youth Change Makers
Atlas Corps Fellowship offers full funding for training programs in civil society, non-profit, and for-profit enterprises, and it exposes the fellows to cutting edge best practices, while incorporating the participants into perhaps the most important network of their lives. Read more here

Advancing Development of Civil Society through Professional Exchange
Excellent Recap of the Atlas Corps annual event at U.S. Department of State by Farhad Jarral our Fellow from Pakistan, serving at Creative Science Labs. Read more here

Jamaica increases its presence among White House Emerging Global Leaders Initiative-Atlas Corps
Atlas Corps Fellow Anna-Kim Robinson (Class 20, Jamaica) is one of Jamaica’s recipients of the prestigious White House Emerging Global Leaders Initiative-Atlas Corps (“EGLI-Atlas Corps”) Fellowship. The program brings emerging leaders from around the world to the United States for a 9-18 month professional placement with an American non-profit organization. Read more here

Atlas Corps Fellow Shares Insights on First Major Winter Storm
Atlas Corps Fellow Muhyi Eldeen Salih (Class 19, Sudan) made the most of being stranded during this winter storm. His experience is shared in this Wall Street Journal article. Read more here


2015

Ghanaian Social Entrepreneur attends World Bank and IMF meetings in Peru
Modern Ghana — Ghana’s first Atlas Corps Fellow and Co-founder of the Centre for Social Innovations, Yaw Adu-Gyamfi has been invited by the International Monetary Fund-IMF to attend this year’s annual meetings of the fund and the World Bank Group in Lima, Peru, during October 5-11, 2015. Read more here

From a weak democracy in Islamabad, to denial of democracy in Washington, D.C.
It has been only a week since I flew from Pakistan and landed at Dulles International Airport ready to begin my year-long Atlas Corps fellowship at Creative Science Labs in Washington, DC. It was my first time travelling outside of Pakistan and I can still remember how excited I was as I packed the last of my cheddars — traditional shawls — into my suitcase. Read more here

U.S. Embassy in Jamaica provides unique professional exchange opportunity
South Florida Caribbean News — The U. S. Embassy in Jamaica in partnership with Atlas Corps and with support from the U.S. State Department continues to provide unique opportunities for growth and professional exchange for many across the island. This article features Fellow Alecia Maragh (Class 19, Jamaica)Read more here

In the ‘reverse Peace Corps,’ future leaders from abroad hone their skills
Washington Post — The Washington Post highlights the dynamic Atlas Corps network and captures the culture that drives this global community. The article features Fellow Monica Aznar Diaz (Class 14, Spain) who applies her social work skills to street outreach in Washington, DC. Read more here

Remmy sets out to jump-start the youth
The Observer, Uganda — Alumna Rehema Namukose (Class 14, Uganda) transferred the knowledge gained during the Fellowship into transforming the lives of Ugandan youth. Rehema currently leads the Youth Mentorship Initiative (YMI), a youth development organization to empower individuals. Read more here

Entrepreneurship in Unexpected Places: An Interview with Vithika Yadav of Love Matters
The Huffington Post — Alumna Vithika Yadav (Class 1, India) is featured in this post from Carrie Rich, Co-Founder and CEO of Atlas Corps Host Organization The Global Good Fund. Carrie highlights the success of Vithika as a women in entrepreneurship. Read more here

My Leadership Develpment at Meridian
Meridian International Center — Alumna Hajira Khan (Class 13, Pakistan) reflects on her Fellowship and how it influenced her professional career. Read more here

HRC President Speaks to International Non-profit Leaders
Human Rights Campaign — Ernesto Zelayandia (HRC Global Fellow) highlights Atlas Corps Fellows’ experience after HRC President Chad Griffin’s inspiring talk at the Global Leadership Lab. HRC Global is a longtime partner with Atlas Corps that develops young leaders in non-profit sector through professional fellowship program. Read more here

What After Democracy’s Survival in Tunisia?” (The Sunday Sentinel, United Kingdom)
Hiba Safi (Class 17, Tunisia) gives insight into the opportunities and barriers on the path to sustain democracy in Tunisia. This article was published on IndraStra and Sunday Sentinel. Read more here

Atlas Corps Featured in Independent Sector Newsletter
Independent Sector — Independent Sector, the leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporations committed to advancing the common good, recently featured the launch of the Emerging Global Leadership Initiative-Atlas Corps Fellowship. The initiative is a partnership between Atlas Corps and the U.S. Department of State as part of the White House’s “Stand with Civil Society” Agenda. Read more here

Developing Future Civil Society Leaders Around the World
DipNote, U.S. Department of State — The U.S. Department of State highlights Atlas Corps partnership on DipNote – the official blog of the State Department. Post written by Robin Lerner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Read more here


2014

These Young NGO Leaders Bring Depth of Experience to US Nonprofits
Nonprofit Quarterly highlights the unique experience and perspectives of Atlas Corps Fellows, featuring Fellows from India, Pakistan, and South Sudan. As the article states, “there’s another dimension of learning to be gleaned from the Atlas Corps fellows: their motivations and intentions for being in the nonprofit sector. Talking to a handful of fellows, mostly from the current class about their expectations of this year’s assignments, a number of themes emerge that might surprise.” Read more here. Read more here

Atlas Corps Leverages Global Exchange to Redistribute Opportunity
Scott Beale shares how the Atlas Corps model is connecting talent to opportunity to positively impact our world. The piece is featured on The New Global Citizen, an initiative of Host Organization Pyxera Global. Read more here

8 Social Good Changemakers to Watch
Scott Beale is highlighted as a “changemaker to watch” from Craig Newmark, founder of CraigsList. The list highlights social good changemakers who have their boots on the ground creating real change. They are disruptors, they’re inspirational, and they’re the real deal. Read more here

Modern Family – Service Is In Our DNA
Abby Flottemesch (Chief Engagement and Development Officer, Class 2, USA) reflects on the service year from her experience as an Alumna of Atlas Corps and AmeriCorps. Read more here

STEM Mentoring: I’m In. Now How Do I Find My Mentee?
Justin Miteng (Class 15, South Sudan) co-wrote this article on finding mentors to foster the engagement of twomen and minorities in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Read more here

AfricanDevBoss: Young leaders strengthens institutions in Africa through a fellowship program
African Dev Jobs — Fellow Gbenga Ogunjimi (Class 8, Nigeria) shows his Atlas Corps experience through his commitment to service and leadership development is at the heart of his organization, LDI Africa.

Filmmaker Revives Sudan’s Movie Industry
Voice of America — Fellow May Abdelnasir (Class 13, Sudan) reports on the independent filmmakers in Sudan, including the launch of the Sudan International Film Festival. Read more here

Fellow Featured at UN Media for Social Impact Summit 2014
Fellows serving at the PVBLIC Foundation, Souad Idris (Class 12, Sudan) and Taha Sharif (Class 11, Sudan), participated in the recent Media for Social Impact Summit organized by the United Nations Office for Partnerships & PVBLIC Foundation. Read more here

Youth Quietly Fight Stereotypes of Gay Kenyans
Jane Wothaya interviewed by Nabeel Biajo on Rising African Stars- VOA (Wothaja and Biajo are both Atlas Corps Fellows). Read more here

“Justice and accountability are the missing ingredient in South Sudan” Sudan Tribune — by Maiwen Dot Pheot (Class 14, South Sudan)
Opinion piece that depicts the need for developing a credible and robust legal system in South Sudan. Read more here


2013

“AmeriCorps: 20 Years, 800K Volunteers, 1B Hours of Service”
Forbes.com —featuring Abby Flottemesch (Chief Development & Engagement Office of Atlas Corps and Atlas Corps Class 2 Alumna). Read more here

“Announcing the 2013 American Express NGEN Fellows”
New York Times — featuring Abby Flottemesch (Chief Development & Engagement Office of Atlas Corps and Atlas Corps Class 2 Alumna). Read more here

“The Reverse Peace Corps”
WorldView Magazine (National Peace Corps Association) —by Scott Beale (Founder and CEO of Atlas Corps). Read more here

“How Study and Volunteer Work in the UK Lead to International Experience”
British Council — by Tokunbo Koiki (United Kingdom, Class 13, Host: Miriam’s Kitchen).

“Real Empowerment of Young People at the Work Place”
Association of Women in Business (AWiB) — by Fellow Melat Tekletsadik (Class 7, Ethiopia). Read more here

“Working for the World”
Georgetown University (Georgetown College) — Read more here

“China-Uganda Relations: Closer is Not Necessarily Better”
The Jamestown Foundation — by Fellow Eva Baguma (Class 7, Uganda) and Kenneth Allen. Read more here


2012

“Insanity at the 2012 Nexus Global Youth Summit”
GOOD (September 2012) — by Michael Solis (USA, Atlas Corps Fellow serving at Ahmsa). Read more here

“Two Pakistani women feature on ‘foreign policy leaders’ list”
The Express Tribune (September 2012) — Read more here

“Educating the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders”
GOOD (August 2012) — by Scott Beale, Atlas Corps Founder & CEO. Read more here

ChangeNotes (National Conference on Volunteering and Service, June 2012)
Points of Light convened the 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Chicago, bringing together more than 5,000 civic leaders to gather, share stories and best practices. During the Opening Session, Points of Light CEO Michelle Nunn celebrated global service innovators including Atlas Corps Founder and CEO Scott Beale. Read more here

“How One Woman Revived the Y…In Ethiopia!”
NEXTforWomen (April 2012) —interview featuring Fellow Melat Tekletsadik (Class 6, Ethiopia).

“Son of Calbayog Joins Prestigious International Group”
Leyte Samar Daily Express (March 2012) — Read more here

“Talent Mobility Good Practices – Collaboration at the Core of Driving Economic Growth.”
World Economic Forum (January 5, 2012) — Collaboration at the Core of Driving Economic Growth, prepared in collaboration with Mercer, is based on 55 case studies from around the world. It shows concrete actions that organizations – including companies, governments, academic institutions, and non-profit entities – have implemented to address talent challenges. Among the case studies, the featured solutions to these problems are varied, ranging from shaping academic curricula to better meet an industry’s talent needs to training underskilled workers for employment. The report concludes with recommendations on how individual stakeholders can advance successful collaborative talent mobility practices. Read more here


2011

“Increasing the Exchange Rate: Brother Scott Beale’s Impact Goes Beyond U.S. Borders”
Torch & Trefoil (Winter 2011) — Read more here

“Atlas Corps selected to be a feature organization in this year’s Catalogue for Philanthropy, after passing a rigorous evaluation and financial review process.”
Forbes (December 19, 2011) — Read more here

“Atlas Corps selected to be a feature organization in this year’s Catalogue for Philanthropy, after passing a rigorous evaluation and financial review process.”
Catalogue for Philanthropy 2011 — Read more here

“The $13,000 CEO: Nonprofit founder Scott Beale doesn’t want a lot of money; he wants a better world.”
Delaware online — Read more here

Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders, Diplomatic Courier Magazine
“Katia Dantas (Class 3, Brazil): Policy Director for the Latin America & Caribbean International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) describes the impact on foreign policy you have made in your current/past jobs.” Read more here

“Pinky Pradhan (Class 3, India): Atlas Corps Fellow and Founder We Care Describe the impact on foreign policy you have made in your current/past jobs.” Read more here

“Egyptian Women Comment on US Civil Society: An Interview with Rick Cohen”
The Nonprofit Quarterly (August 2011) — Read more here

C-SPAN, Washington Journal (April 2011)
Mirette Bahgat & May Kosba, Atlas Corps, Fellows discuss their work in Egypt, the political climate & revolution in the country, the state of the economy, as well as what they hope to gain from their experience in the U.S. On Thursday, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces backed a measure that makes protests & strikes illegal in Egypt.

“Coptic Christians in Egypt: Standing at the Crossroads”
The Huffington Post (May 2011) — Mirette Bahgat (Class 6, Egypt). Read more here

“Surviving Between Two Cultures” (March 2011) Read more here

Atlas Corps Founder & CEO, Scott Beale, Honored as Model Citizen Diplomat by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy”

Atlas Corps Founder & CEO, Scott Beale, Honored with EXCEL Award by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement Read more here


2010

Nonprofit Service Enterprise: Research conducted by Deloitte Consulting LLP (April 2010)
“In order to validate and refine the definition of a nonprofit service enterprise, this team conducted a series of interviews with eight exemplary nonprofit organizations. Interviews focused on the nonprofits’ volunteer management processes and programs. The purpose of this research was not to review a statistically relevant sample of nonprofits, but rather to look at high performing organizations to understand why and how they achieve their results.” Read more here

A ‘Reverse Peace Corps’ – Atlas Service Corps finds inspiration in a 50-year-old vision
WORLDVIEW – The Magazine of the National Peace Corps Association (Fall 2010) — Read more here

“USICD welcomes Atlas Corps Fellow from Uzbekistan”
US International Council on Disabilities (September 2010)

“Case Study: Atlas Corps: Strategy for winning grants”
The Fundraising Journal (August 2010)

“Grantee Update: Atlas Corps, an International Innovation Incubator”
Refresh Blog (July 2010)

“Global Network of Good Guys”
Bisnow: Associations and Nonprofits Newsletter (June 2010) — Read more here

“Charities Go to Great Lengths for Prizes but May Lose Focus”
The Chronicle of Philanthropy (May 2010) — Read more here


2009

“Charities Benefit From Giving Campaign”
Parade Magazine (Dec 2009) — Read more here

Social-Media Contests Bring in Donations and Enthusiastic Supporters
The Chronicle of Philanthropy (Dec 2009) — Read more here

Leaders Share Skills Across the Globe
U.D. Messenger – Alumni Magazine (Winter 2009) — Read more here

“Pinky Pradhan Receives Atlas Corps Fellowship”
Assam Times (August 2009)

“International Volunteer Service: A Smart Way to Build Bridges”
The Brookings Institution (June 2009) — Brookings recently released this Global Views policy paper discussing international service and building bridges. Atlas Corps is mentioned and praised repeatedly throughout the article. Read more here

“Value Added: The Nonprofit Entrepreneur”
The Washington Post (March 2009) — The article is on Scott Beale and the creation of Atlas Corps. It provides a well-rounded and personal image of Scott and his accomplishments. Read more here


2008

“From the Peace Corps to the Diplomatic Corps, Part II”
Foreign Service Journal (Nov 2008) —The story of the founding of Atlas Corps mentioned in a feature dedicated to comparing Peace Corps and Foreign Service experiences. Read more here

Volunteering & Social Activism: Pathways for Participation in Human Development (Oct 2008)
October 24, 2008 — United Nations Day and World Development Information Day, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) launched this joint publication. Based on a study undertaken by the 3 organizations, 2007-2008 Atlas Corps Fellow, Vithika Yadav is profiled on pages 10 & 11. Read more here


2006

“Atlas Corps”
El Tiempo Hispano (November, 2006) — Read more here


Podcasts

Voice of America Urdu: Interview with Atlas Corps Fellow (2015)
Voice of America interviews Younas Chowdry, Atlas Corps Fellow from Pakistan, about Atlas Corps, his Fellowship experience, and his plans for the future. This interview, conducted in Urdu, highlights the organization as well as the Fellow experience. Listen to it here

Management Systems International Development Podcast: Atlas Corps Health Fellow (2013)
For MSI’s sixth podcast offering, Producer Noah Wilderman had a chance to talk with MSI’s resident Atlas Corps Global Health Fellow and native Zimbabwean, Luckmore Jalisi. They talked about the Atlas Corps Fellowship Program and Luckmore’s background and passion for health issues, especially as they relate to Africa. Listen to it here


Videos

Nexus Features Atlas Corps Founder & CEO 
Scott Beale, Atlas Corps Founder & CEO, share insight into the making of Atlas Corps and current organizational activities as part of the 2015 Nexus Global Youth Summit. Watch online here

Atlas Corps Think Tank LINKS Fellow Shares Perspective on Libyan Civil Society
Mahmoud Bader (Class 14, Libya) is a co-founder of the Libyan civil society organization H2O that was established in 2011 during the Libyan revaluation to help raise public awareness and participation in the political and democratic transitional phase. In his early work with H20, Mahmoud created a project called “eye on the congress” which started with the launch of the GNC in 2012. the objective of this project is to observe the functionality of the GNC. The talk was part of the third annual AMENDS Summit at Stanford University. AMENDS is a student initiative that brings together the most promising youth change agents from across the Middle East, North Africa, and United States to learn from each other, connect with global leaders and resources, and share, through TED style talks, their ideas and experiences with the world. Watch online here

Senator Harris Wofford Inspires during Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab (May 2014) Hear the history of Atlas Corps and the 50-year future of our organization. This can only be told so clearly by Harris Wofford, one of the architects of the Peace Corps and a great force for social good in the world. He calls Atlas Corps one “what the founder of the Peace Corps very much had in mind as the next stage of the Peace Corps – to make it reciprocal.” and says he that AtlasCorps should be 10,000 people strong. Watch online here

Ignite The Youth Features Fellow, Kate Kiama (Class 14, Kenya) on empowering young women. Watch online here

Voice of America Features Fellow Lukudu William (Class 13, Sudan) on Youth’s Role in South Sudan. VOA’s Vincent Makori talks to Lukudu William, Atlas Corps Fellow, about the events happening in his country, youth and their responsability in nation building (minute 2:14). Watch online here

TEDx The Hague features Fellow Vithika Yadav (Class 1, India) Stop Sexual Violence in India – Talk about Sex. Watch online here

Voice of America Features Atlas Corps Fellows During “Africa Through Our Eyes” Discussion VOA’s Ndimyake Mwakalyelye reports on the effectiveness of aid for Africa’s development that has generated a lot of discussion over the years. Watch online here

Kuch Khaas (Pakistan) Shares an Evening with Atlas Corps Fellows and Founder, Scott Beale Atlas Corps Founder and CEO, Scott Beale, along with Alumni, Masoora Ali (Class 3, Pakistan) and Shamila Keyani (Class 4, Pakistan), discuss the value of global service. Watch online here

IBM THINK Booth | Scott Beale Of Atlas Corps Discusses Leadership Skills & Values At IBM’s THINK Forum in New York City, Scott Beale, Founder & CEO of the non-profit Atlas Corps, discusses leadership skills that non-profits and the private sector can learn from each other. He encourages the private sector to instill strong leadership values and non-profits to harness information management and analytics. Watch online here

Population Action International: Film Screening “Weather Changing”
Esther Kelechi Agbarakwe (Class 7, Nigeria) shares her thoughts during the screening of “Weather Changing.” The film, produced by Population Action International (PAI), explores the devastating impacts of climate change on the lives of women in developing countries through personal stories from Ethiopia, Nepal, and Peru. Watch online here

“The Special Sauce for Winning Online Challenges”
Case Foundation —The Case Foundation interviewed Scott Beale on why he is so successful at winning online challenges. Scott is featured in minutes 30-60. Watch online here

“Atlas Corps”
RCN (August 2007) — Colombia’s largest television station, RCN, profiled Atlas Corps and our Colombian Fellows. Watch the video in Spanish here

Introduction to Atlas Corps (October 2006) Watch online here