Category: Blog Post

Category: Blog Post

Fostering Community and Support in Ukraine in a Time of Crisis
In a remarkable initiative, Atma Connect reached out and fostered community and support for more than 200,000 Ukrainians over the last year. Atma took our “neighbors-helping-neighbors” infrastructure, which has reached an estimated 12 million Indonesians and Puerto Ricans, and extended its reach by translating the platform into the Ukrainian language. “Generous donors made our response […]
Training the Trainers to Empower Women Entrepreneurs
Atma Connect, a leader in empowering locally-led change, has begun work to empower women entrepreneurs in the city and regency of Serang in Indonesia. The work kicked off with a “Training of Trainers” program in October 2023 for six female mentors of small businesses in the city and regency of Serang in the Banten province. […]
Atma Partnering with Frontline Communities in Puerto Rico on Safe Water Quality Project via EPA Environmental Justice Grant
Atma Connect, a Puerto Rico and U.S. non-profit public interest organization, will work with community leaders and residents to improve water quality and health in Puerto Rico via an innovative new project funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The project, Grassroots Leadership, Education, and a Safe Water Quality Network in Puerto Rico, will […]
Atma Connect to Work with Women Entrepreneurs via SCILLS Grant
Atma Connect is excited to embark on a 24-month program to improve digital literacy and economic opportunity for women entrepreneurs in Indonesia via a new grant from the Internet Society Foundation (ISF). The work will be done under the ISF’s Strengthening Communities / Improving Lives and Livelihoods (SCILLS) grant program. “We’re glad to partner for […]
Technology’s Role in Disaster Management and Risk Governance
Atma Connect’s Head of Product Aisyah Gunung shared insights on using innovative technology in disaster management when she spoke at the ASEAN Strategic Policy Dialogue on Disaster Management panel on August 24, 2023 in Indonesia. “It was an honor to showcase Atma Connect’s initiatives and share insights on leveraging technology for community resilience and disaster […]
Sharing Stories of Impact from Indonesia
Note: Atma, working with USAID and FHI360, recently published compendiums of stories of impact from 32 Civil Society Organizations across Indonesia. We are proud to have helped each organization tell its remarkable story. Below is a summary of one such story. Download the stories of impact via the Atma eBook page. From “Rogue Organization” to […]
Atma Wins National Award to Connect & Empower Grassroots-led Environmental Justice
Atma Connect, in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), will establish infrastructure and support for locally led change across the United States in underserved populations. The work to remove barriers and improve accessibility for communities is part of the EPA’s recently announced program, Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers (EJ TCTACs). The […]
Celebrating Earth Day 2023 on AtmaGo
The AtmaGo mobile app and platform have become a home for individuals and communities to raise awareness of climate and sustainability. AtmaGo brings together those who are driven to contribute to create impact through the power of stories and strengthen their movements through action. Read on for six inspiring highlights, especially as we celebrate Earth […]
Update from Ukraine, April 2023
Neighbors helping neighbors is Atma’s mission – launching first in Indonesia, then in Puerto Rico, and, as of spring 2022, in Ukraine. Thanks to generous donors, when Atma learned that humanitarian aid was slow to deploy in Ukraine, we jumped in to boost the power of people helping people. Below is a roundup of news […]
De la Tierra a Tu Mesa (From the Earth to Your Table): Nurturing food security in Puerto Rico
Imagine you live on a beautiful island, with fertile soil all around you, enough to grow most vegetables, and many foods. Farmers grow crops – but sometimes it’s not what you’d eat, and they export most of it, as that’s where the profits are. You eat what you buy on the shelves of the supermarket, […]