ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 805 Millennium Fellows. 

During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ALEXA WIDSCHWENTER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Bentley University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 17 & UNAI 4

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" Becoming a Millennium Fellow is such an honor and presents an opportunity for me to collaborate with my peers in Bentley Service Learning on a whole new level. I am always seeking enriching programs and projects to broaden my experience and make measurable impact. Through applying the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, my team and I have the opportunity to create meaningful, lasting change in our community and beyond. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: SDGs and Service-Learning: Ideas for the New Millennium

Each year, the Bentley University Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center (BSLCE) provides over 1,000 students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning for community benefit in a real-world context. The Center’s 34 separate programs are geared toward addressing issues relating to diversity, poverty, elderly, youth, and sustainability—these programs improve community access to resources and improve the community as a whole. This project would involve a programmatic analysis to determine which Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are currently being addressed through our programs. After this initial analysis, our team would take the 4 months to identify opportunities for these programs to improve the way in which they address SDGs, both in terms of depth and breadth. With this realignment, our programs’ strong partnerships would equip the community to sustainably engage in practices that address these global issues.

About the Millennium Fellow

Alexa Widschwenter is a senior at Bentley University, where she studies Management, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing. She has been an active member of her school's service learning and civic engagement program and understands the importance of community partnerships in building a sustainable future. She is an aspiring project manager and interested in a professional career in the health & wellness industry where she can inspire others with her passion for living a healthy, balanced lifestyle.