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’m excited to be part of something bigger than myself. Not only are we making a positive impact in our community with these projects but we are directly promoting and Implementing the global Sustainable Development Goals. The United Nations has the power to make real positive impact in the world but needs social change makers such as ourselves to get it done. Already the amount of attention we have received about our projects is astounding, teaching people about the SDG’s and the many ways they can get involved is more than honorable. In the words of Former President Barack Obama, “ Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
I have been forwarded the unique opportunity to be one of two Campus Director for the program. Because of this title I do not have a project I will be working on. Instead, my colleague and I will be assisting the other 2 projects to ensure they have every possible resource to see their projects succeed. We have two very unique projects, the first is an initiative to ban petroleum based straws on our campus and the second will be a benefit fashion show where they will be showing and selling hand designed jean jackets from women in local women shelters and using the profits to support them and women programs in Rwanda.
About the Millennium Fellow
Alberto Wayne Gomez is a Senior majoring in Entrepreneurship at Lynn University. Alberto is Originally from Washington State and was raised in a logging community that heavily relied on healthy reforestation and sustainable ecology practices. “These pro-environmental attributes stuck with me through out my life” Alberto says. He adds “during my early 20s I had the opportunity to travel abroad while serving in the US military, seeing first hand the severe impacts bad governing and global change has on global citizens, these experiences solidified within myself the need to further my education and develop a path for myself that would allow me to have a positive impact in the world”.