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 very proud to have been selected as a Millennium Campus Fellow for 2018!
The Millennium Fellowship is an amazing opportunity to join a truly global network of youth change-makers. I know I'll be inspired by my peers from the fellowship at Cornell and from across the world - I hope to see their amazing work, exchange ideas, and inspire each other. I'm excited about the meaningful discussions we'll have about the world's most pressing global issues and the potential solutions we'll brainstorm. My peers, mentors, MCN staff will challenge me to achieve my fullest potential as a social entrepreneur and responsible citizen - I know that through the privilege of becoming a Millennium Campus Fellow, I'll grow in ways I cannot even begin to imagine.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Food Pharmacy Network is a coalition of free fresh produce stations at healthcare facilities for food-insecure patients with chronic conditions. By increasing access to healthy foods in a healthcare setting, we are emphasizing the link between nutrition and wellbeing. So far, we have one food pharmacy under full operation at the Ithaca Free Clinic and seven more in development. Our goal is to expand to 15 clinics in full operation by the end of the Millennium Fellowship, impacting an estimated 2,500 patients.
About the Millennium Fellow
Emily is a rising junior at Cornell University majoring in Biological Sciences and Minoring in Business for the Life Sciences and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. At Cornell, she hopes to advance awareness and change around food insecurity both on and off campus as a manager at Anabel's Grocery, a student-run affordable store addressing food insecurity on campus, a nutrition teaching assistant at the Cornell Prison Education Program and the Greater Ithaca Activities Center, and a volunteer at the Ithaca Free Clinic. As a leader, she hopes to continue to inspire others to be as passionate as she is and creates communities that change the world.