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 want to make a difference for students that immigrated to the US that currently feel the way I once did. I'm also excited to be a Millennium Fellow to work alongside like-minded students with their own unique projects!”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Higher Education and Global Engagement in Latino Communities
My goal for this project is to lead an intensive initiative in improving access to higher education in Hispanic and immigrant schools. A lack of education for these communities limits their potential, breeds ignorance, and hinders their ability to have a voice in national concerns. With this project, I want to advocate for the importance of civic education, provide resources to simplify the enigmatic higher education process and emphasize planning for a future in which they are empowered. The primary metric for the project will be a number of school presentations in different elementary, middle, and high schools with a student body that is over fifty percent Hispanic. The goal is to reach 15 schools with over 20 presentations in different classrooms, school events, and more.
About the Millennium Fellow
Kazandra Katzorke is a senior at Arizona State University studying International Business and Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership with a minor in Economics. Kazandra currently serves as the President of the United Nations Association - ASU chapter where she devotes her time to educating members of the vital work of the UN, advocating to elected leaders about the importance of a strong US-UN relationship, and mobilizing a generation of supporters to advocate for the global issues they care about. She currently works full-time as an International Client Associate at Merrill Lynch.
Connect with Kazandra via LinkedIn.