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.

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

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

" I'm excited to be a Millenium Fellow because it will give our organization the opportunity to take what we do even further- impacting more lives in better and more effective ways. Furthermore, I'm excited to hear stories from and work with other students from around the world who are also inspired to make real global change. "

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

Lexi Banasiewicz is a senior at Bentley University majoring in marketing and minoring in law. She loves the arts and service learning and participates heavily in both at Bentley. In the arts, she enjoys acting on stage in plays and musicals, ceramics, and graphic design. In service learning, she is the lead program manager for her program, Gym Buddies, which tailors the elementary gym curriculum to the specific abilities of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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