Make a difference in the Atlas Corps Community!
Atlas Corps asks for your support this Giving Tuesday on November 28, 2023. So far in 2023, Atlas Corps has actively engaged with over 150 professionals from 43 countries through our professional development programs, bringing our global network to 1,700+ leaders from 116 countries. Additionally, we successfully connected 26 Fellows with 17 active Host Organizations, such as the American Red Cross, Medici Road, Deseret Management, and CorpsAfrica. This Giving Tuesday, we ask you to join hands with Atlas Corps here; every donation–no matter the size–contributes to our mission of developing leaders and strengthening organizations.
Here are some ways your simple gift can make a lasting difference!
Passionate about building a global network of changemakers? Your gift can connect Fellows like Boubacar Diallo (Class 47, Senegal) to leading mission-based organizations like CorpsAfrica, where the Fellows gain practical experience alongside experienced professionals in their field. His Host Supervisor Ryan Dale, Chief Operating Officer at CorpsAfrica, shares Boubacar’s lasting impact on the organization:
“Boubacar’s contributions to CorpsAfrica will be felt for years to come. Shortly after onboarding into this position, we launched the first cohort of the CorpsAfrica Entrepreneurship Incubator. Over the course of three months, eight alumni-led ventures participated in weekly sessions covering a full range of topics to prepare them to run their own job-creating business. In the end, all eight ventures qualified for $5,000 USD grants to support their operations. Boubacar managed the program from start to finish and top to bottom – identifying contractors, supporting each business, coordinating sessions, and mentoring participants.” (Read more here.)
Passionate about making more opportunities accessible? Since the global pandemic, Atlas Corps has been committed to providing Fellows the opportunity to serve from virtual offices for a portion of or the entirety of their service through our Blended and Remote Fellowship programs. We currently have 37 Fellows, 11 of which are remote Fellows serving virtually with mission-based organizations. Your gift can continue to make these opportunities accessible for leaders like Giovana Cury (Class 49, Brazil) who is serving full-time remotely at Generation as their Global Learner Engagement (LE) Programs Fellow.
She shares what she most looks forward to in this program, “What I am most excited about is to be able to support and help others improve their lives with my work. The Fellowship offers the channel to work on projects that make the world a better place to live in.” (Meet her here.)
Passionate about inspiring local change? As part of the Virtual Leadership Institute, Scholars develop leadership projects that focus on either driving social impact at the community and/or organizational level, or building individual professional growth & skill development for social impact. Your gift can support some of these projects, such as Pakistani Scholar, Nazeer Ahmed’s initiative to educate and empower adolescent girls and young women in rural parts of Balochistan, Pakistan through life skills and leadership training programs.
In his words, “The Atlas Corps Virtual Leadership Institute not only equipped me with valuable and applicable content, but also enhanced my skills and abilities as a future leader through informative and practical resources in leadership development. My favorite part of the Virtual Leadership Institute was the initialization of the Leadership Project which provided me with valuable opportunities to build up my theoretical and practical professional foundation in designing a leadership project and flourish the understanding and skills that project initiators make use of in the process of developing projects globally.” (Read more about his initiative here.)
Passionate about providing unique opportunities? Your gift can reach leaders like Singaporean Scholar, Jeanne Tai, who graduated from the Virtual Leadership Institute last year and has since then been become an editorial consultant and content creator for nonprofits. Here’s how the program has changed in her life:
“The Virtual Leadership Institute helped me learn more about myself, my strengths and areas of improvement as a leader. It gave me the space to think deeply about how I want to grow and learn as a more inclusive leader. As communities and workplaces become increasingly diverse, I believe it is imperative that leaders develop new skills such as intercultural communication, how to manage diverse viewpoints, and how to facilitate constructive conversations across difference. Thanks to the Atlas Corps Community Impact Fund, I underwent a training course and am now proudly certified as a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) specialist. The skills I have learnt feel timely. In Singapore, there is increasing attention on how we can be more inclusive of different groups including women, older persons, and people with disabilities. I hope to contribute to the national movement to develop a fairer and more inclusive society.” (Read more here.)
Are you ready to inspire change? Show your support on November 28 and give a gift at www.globalgiving.org/
We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.