ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

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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. 


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ELLIE RUSHING, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Rollins College l Florida, USA l Advancing SDG 2 and UNAI 1

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“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside like-minded individuals with a passion for stimulating change. I want to learn from my peers while effectively building a project that can benefit our community. I am constantly inspired by those around me-- the people I meet and experiences we share. I cannot wait to build on this opportunity to feel more involved with my community, all while representing my college and country.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

Sustainable Gardening in Rural Rwanda focuses on food insecurity and environmental education. It uses two vegetable gardens at a rural public-school to teach environmental education, feeding over twenty children, and employ community members. This fall, our goal is to raise $600 to install a water tank at the school for the garden, while also teaching at least ten students about international involvement that focuses on building community relationships.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ellie Rushing is a senior at Rollins College double majoring in Environmental Studies and Communication Studies. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Rollins' student newspaper, The Sandspur, and recently completed an internship with the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Moreover, Ellie is the co-lead sustainability coordinator for the Rollins Sustainability Program. She has spent two summers in Rwanda, where her passion for community work and environmental education blossomed. Ellie is a journalist by trade and an environmentalist at heart and loves combining the two to tell impactful stories about people, cultures and the environment.

Connect with Ellie via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.