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 RENEE NEVES, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Furman University | South Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it provides me with the opportunity to make change in a community by accomplishing what I am passionate about, all the while learning from the inspiring and innovative leaders that surround me. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Vamos a Leer

Vamos a Leer is an initiative I started with the local Neighborhood Focus community. Over the course of the semester, I have been conversing with them to see exactly what literary resources/aid they require in order to better enhance their current program. We are working on creating sustainable partnerships with churches/Furman connections in the area for a more regular corp of volunteers for their reading program, as well as applying for grants to acquire money for growing their bilingual library and possibly working that into curriculum.

About the Millennium Fellow

My name is Renee Neves and I am a sophomore Spanish major at Furman University. I am originally from Danbury, Connecticut. I love learning about how to be a more effective leader to others and within my greater community! Due to this, my involvement with Furman's Shucker Leadership Institute is the main focus of my on-campus passions. My recent work within Hispanic communities however has inspired me to see what I can accomplish in the realm of literacy with students. I feel strongly that language barriers should not impede or prevent learning from occurring within classrooms.

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