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 EMILY NICOLE PEREZ-GARCIA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
College of Mount Saint Vincent | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 8 & UNAI 9
" I'm doing this project because I want to take action. Actions speak louder than words. I expect, at the very least I hope, this will cause others to also take action and help a good cause. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Back To The Surface
Our project Back To The Surface is engaging in a substantive issue that does not have a definite definition in the U.N Sustainable Development Goals. Our project is responding to a crucial issue that has no working definition in the U.N. Young people in sheltered homes are being the worst affected by lack of skill and capacity building for job readiness. We are leading a change that seeks to educate, facilitate, and support youths in both crisis shelters and transitional living houses in NYC. Our project is centered around gathering students and faculty to help lead workshops in these outreach facilities, to better help and understand youths in need, at least once a month. We are using several medium to achieve our project objectives. These workshops will captivate key learnings such as, budgeting, resume building, job searching as well as leisure types of activities, such as cooking and self-care workshops.
About the Millennium Fellow
Emily Perez-Garcia is a Honors Sophomore student at the College Of Mount Saint Vincent double majoring in Sociology and French studies. She's the first student worker at the college's Higher Education Opportunity Program department. On Saturdays, Emily volunteers at the School Of Peace which is a mentorship program for kids ages 4 to 13. Additionally, on her free time she enjoys reading novels and mangas. A little fun fact on Emily, she was born in the Bronx, NY. However, she was raised on an island, Saint-Martin.