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.
“Through observing the food insecurities in Chicago, and hearing stories from West End community members and family members. I recognized the need for organically grown foods in low-income areas that are predominantly food deserts. Furthermore, the need to educate community members on policies that create the generational wealth gap and the food insecurities in their hometowns.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Spelman's soulful food garden project strives to obtain the United Nations Zero Hunger sustainable goal. This project has addressed how food insecurity is displayed in the West End community, and how various policies have impacted the community members ability to access proper resources. We will host two events throughout the first semester and two events during the second semester. During each semester, we plan to serve at least 100 people per event.
Emani Figaro is from Chicago, Illinois. She attends Spelman College and is majoring in Economics with a minor in Spanish. At Spelman College, Emani is a Bonner scholar, the Vice President for the 2018-2019 sophomore class council, and the co-community service chair for the 2018-2019 Spelman's College Honor's program executive board.
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