ABOUT THE 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 most looking forward to being a Millenium Fellow due to the opportunity to assist one another in expanding the impact that our projects can have. We know that there is a multitude of issues that we are not first-hand exposed to, and any chance to learn and help revert the negative impacts of those issues can create a stronger future. Our world cannot be sustainable or thrive without every person having a seat at the table, and it is important for Millennium Fellows to work on opening those seats for those that have been historically excluded."
Millennium Fellowship Project
This fall semester Jennifer Guzman will be working with Central Arizonan's for a Sustainable Economy, (CASE), to register marginalized communities to be able to vote, and participate in the public policy process. CASE believes that the way for a sustainable and inclusive economy that works for all is one that includes members of all communities. By November, they hope to register about 40,000 first time voters, primarily those from marginalized communities.
About the Millennium Fellow
Jennifer Guzman is a first-generation student at Arizona State University. She is a junior double majoring in Political Science, and Public Service and Public Policy (Law & Policy), and will be working as the Campus Director for the ASU hub. Her parents immigrated from Mexico, and from an early age have exposed her to the world of government and politics. Intersectional activism has been a passion of hers as a member of multiple marginalized communities, and any chance to give a voice to those without a platform is important to her. Her personal hobbies include makeup, choir, exploring the local coffee scene, and spending time with her nieces and nephews!