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 NICOLAS OCONNELL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

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

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My name is Nic OConnell, a senior student at Bentley University! I am so excited to be a part of the Class of 2019 to join in on international conversations and hear incredible global perspectives regarding serious social justice issues in our world. And, as we say at Bentley University, I am excited to ignite change around the world! "

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

Nic OConnell is a rising senior student at Bentley University majoring in human resources management and minoring in computer information systems. Nic is currently serving as a Student Director of Programmatic Development at Bentley University's Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center, an organization connecting with over 30 community outreach programs in the Greater Waltham area. Passionate about youth empowerment and leadership development, Nic also works with his local community as a youth and high school football coach and is in the process of creating his own non-profit foundation for effective youth leadership development.

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