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 so excited to be a part of the Class of 2019 to join in on international conversations and hear incredible global perspectives regarding serious social justice issues in our world. And, as we say at Bentley University, I am excited to ignite change around the world!”
Millennium Fellowship Project: SDGs and Service-Learning: Ideas for the New Millennium
This project aims to lay the foundation for Bentley University—and, specifically, the Bentley University Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center—to deepen its university-community relationships and advance justice in the Greater Waltham area by designing scalable, collaborative, impactful, and replicable projects that address the UN’s sustainable development goals. Some of our project's measurable goals are to develop an in-depth interactive asset map of the Greater Waltham community, align 30 of our community partner programs with the UN sustainable development goals, and collect pre/post feedback from our MCN campus team on how effectively this project is addressing its goals.
About the Millennium Fellow
Nic OConnell is a rising senior student at Bentley University majoring in human resources management and minoring in computer information systems. Nic is currently serving as a Student Director of Programmatic Development at Bentley University's Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center, an organization connecting with over 30 community outreach programs in the Greater Waltham area. Passionate about youth empowerment and leadership development, Nic also works with his local community as a youth and high school football coach and is in the process of creating his own non-profit foundation for effective youth leadership development.
Connect with Nic via Instagram.