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.
“My project aims to empower a group of individuals I have always admired and wanted to more intentionally serve: women living in the Guatemala City garbage dump communities - women with lives marked by trial and trauma but ones that are set on coming out triumphant.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Oso Microenterprise is a teddy bear making and selling microenterprise run by women living in the Guatemala City garbage dump communities. Oso empowers women, identified as individuals living with trauma, to earn an income that doubles their community's family average. From August to November, Oso hopes to make and sell 1,200 teddy bears, partner with 20 more organizations or individuals in the US and 5 organizations or individuals in Guatemala to promote long term sustainability.
Chloe Quigley is a student at the Georgetown University. She believes that global service has been and always will be the most fundamental part of her upbringing. Beginning in Guatemala at the age of eight, her background has been marked by service - ranging from global service endeavors to local efforts. In the past 11 years, she has grown a lot, along with her love for serving others. Today, she feels that she is more equipped than ever to make an impact, still with a pressing question: how?