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 EMANI FIGARO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Spelman College | Georgia, United States | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 6

" 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 Soulful garden

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. At the end of each semester, we plan to serve at least 100 people per event.

About the Millennium Fellow

My name is Emani Figaro, and I am an Economics major; Spanish minor from Chicago, Illinois, and I attend Spelman College. At Spelman College, I am a Bonner scholar, I am the Vice President for the 2018-2019 sophomore class council, and I am the co-community service chair for the 2018-2019 Spelman's college. Honor's program executive board. I am so blessed to have this opportunity, and I cannot wait to start!

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