ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“I am excited to leverage the resources of the United Nations to address inequalities in my community's education system and to get members of my community engaged in education policy discussions.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Decision Center for Educational Excellence Outreach
The Helios Foundation has launched a new partnership with ASU to found the Decision Center for Educational Excellence, a research center for education policy. This project will connect Sun Devils with their education system and encourage them to address inequalities that persist in that system. We will engage one-hundred students on different topics relating to education policy and connect them with opportunities that the center has available.
About the Millennium Fellow
Cyrus Commissariat is a proud Sun Devil majoring in Political Science, History, and French. At Arizona State University he is a member of the Next Generation Service Corps, an organization committed to fostering the next generation of public servants and leaders. Through this program, he has earned a full four-year scholarship and has taken classes on leadership and ethics.
While working towards his bachelor’s degrees he has advocated for public education and further explored his interest in education policy and nonprofit management. His internships at the Arizona Education Association and with Senator Kyrsten Sinema have given him a strong foundation with which to learn more about Arizona’s education system. After completing his internships with the AEA and the Senator, he competed in the Social Ventures Partners inaugural Ed Pitch event. Where he secured a grant which will be used to bring the KidzLit literacy program to Boys and Girls Clubs which interact directly with Native American students.
Cyrus’ goal as a Millenium Fellow is to further his understanding of education policy and become better equipped to address inequalities in Arizona's schools