Rick Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Scott Beale, Founder and CEO of Atlas Corps, and Atlas Corps Fellows celebrate the EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellowship announcement during the 2014 Social Good Summit.
Atlas Corps has partnered with the U.S. Department of State, as part of President Obama’s Stand with Civil Society Agenda, to bring 100 of the world’s up and coming social changemakers to the United States on leadership development fellowships.
The announcement on September 23, 2014, was made by President Obama during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) event in New York. The EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellowship is a long-term investment in the strengthening of the global civil society sector that brings together the reach of the State Department with the proven leadership development program of Atlas Corps. The EGLI-Atlas Corps Fellowship will engage 100 of the world’s emerging civil society professionals in a 6 to 18-month professional fellowship in the United States. The partnership builds on the State Department’s growing commitment to exchange programs and the successful Atlas Corps track record on professional exchanges.