ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“I am really excited to be a part of this incredible network of student leaders from all over the planet, all of which are working for the same goal of improving humankind to its fullest potential for generations to come.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII) aims to train undergraduate students to become accredited representatives under the US Department of Justice, able to provide pro-bono legal counsel to people seeking to immigrate to the United States. Students study in a classroom setting and work alongside immigration attorneys for a year to develop an understanding of the US immigration law system. Once accredited by the DOJ, they are able to work with clients, offering vital assistance in protecting their fundamental human rights which have been trampled upon through persecution and hatred, as they work towards attaining legal status in the United States. TRII is founded amidst the current culture of animosity towards immigrants and refugees, making it more important than ever to welcome and support those vulnerable communities for their own safety and comfort. We provide free legal advice and representation to individuals, run community education workshops, and immigration classes so that individuals most at risk are able to navigate their way to asylum with as little difficulty as possible. This strives to advance UN SDG 16 (Peaceful and Just Societies and Institutions) and UNAI Principle 6 (Commitment to Fundamental Human Rights).
About the Millennium Fellow
Aaron Pins is a rising sophomore at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, majoring in Politics and Environmental Studies. His interests are in sustainability and human rights, mainly working towards ensuring that all people worldwide have access to the essential rights of citizenship, clean resources and the ability to realize their desired future on an ever-changing planet. Aaron is deeply involved in campus and community wide sustainability and community service projects, get-out-the vote campaigns and immigration assistance. He also loves the outdoors and spend much of his free time skiing, hiking, taking pictures, and watching the New York Yankees.