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 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT KIRA OLSEN-MEDINA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Arizona State University | Arizona, United States | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 7

" I believe service learning projects can empower communities to promote social change and education through the arts. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Civic Engagement through Art

Civic Engagement through Art is supported through the Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative Fellowship and funded by the ASU Change-maker Civic Engagement grant. Two service learning art projects will commence this fall in Phoenix, Arizona and Havana, Cuba with underserved youth populations to complete public murals and to address social justice and community issues identified by students. These projects are Empowering Latino communities to promote social change and education through the arts. Qualitative and quantitative data will be collected from both project locations for a mixed-method analysis of the program's impact on participating youths. Evaluating personal growth from social-emotional learning skills achieved throughout the process, and self-efficacy gained through artistic expression and community engagement.

About the Millennium Fellow

Kira is a rising senior at Barrett the Honor’s College through Arizona State University, studying Sociology, with a concentration on youth interventions. Working as a research assistant on several youth-related projects, she also interns with Chicanos Por La Causa under research and development for projects supporting Latino communities. Engagement through Art is her individual research thesis project.

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