Alyssa Kastner

ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

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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.


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ALYSSA KASTNER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Bentley University l Massachusetts, USA l Advancing SDG 17 and UNAI 4

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“I'm excited to get more involved in my school's service learning center and be able to see the impact of our programs. I am really looking forward to working with bright people to come up with creative ways to improve our center's programs.”

Millennium Fellowship Project: SDGs and Service-Learning: Ideas for the New Millennium

Each year, the Bentley University Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center (BSLCE) provides over 1,000 students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning for community benefit in a real-world context. The Center’s 34 separate programs are geared toward addressing issues relating to diversity, poverty, elderly, youth, and sustainability—these programs improve community access to resources and improve the community as a whole. This project will involve a programmatic analysis to determine which Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are currently being addressed through our programs. After this initial analysis, our team will take the 4 months to identify opportunities for these programs to improve the way in which they address SDGs, both in terms of depth and breadth. With this realignment, our programs’ strong partnerships would equip the community to sustainably engage in practices that address these global issues.

About the Millennium Fellow

Alyssa Kastner is a Senior at Bentley University majoring in Creative Industries with a minor in law. She is the Vice President of the Student Honors Council, the Student Director of Bentley's Writing Center, the Program Manager for French at Brookhaven at the Bentley Service Learning and Civic Engagement center and a Student Research Assistant. She is planning on going to law school after graduating from Bentley to pursue a legal career in civil and human rights.

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