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 JENNIFER PUAC, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
College of Mount Saint Vincent | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 9
" I am driven to give back to the communities where the struggles of my parents came from–poverty and hunger. I know I can't save the world in one day. However, I know that I can make a difference one step at a time, even if it means a few days, months, or years. I am challenged to take on that commitment. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: UN Sustainable Development Goals on Campus
Students at the College of Mount Saint Vincent are already involved in outreach programs to help local communities and tackle issues of poverty, education, and the environment. However, it has come to my attention that many students on campus are unaware of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, I believe that there is an importance to spread this awareness by implementing the SDGs into students' curriculum. The SDGs will be a part of the campus’ curriculum by connecting the SDGs to course projects and assignments. As a result, students will become more knowledgeable towards the SDGs and expand their involvement on campus by helping local communities. Students will not only learn that they are citizens who go to school, work, and study, but that they are also global citizens who have a role in taking care of our global community.
About the Millennium Fellow
Jennifer Puac is a junior at the College of Mount Saint Vincent studying Psychology and Spanish. Jennifer is currently a part of the Seton Service and Leadership Program where she helps lead in service outreach programs, such Life Experience Faith and Sharing Association. Most of her service work and advocacy is targeted on poverty and nutrition. This past summer, she advocated with Bread for the World in targeting congress to support resolutions that increase aid for nutrition in the United States and abroad. In addition, she has helped advocate in climate action on campus by engaging students to become aware of the United Nation's Sustainable Goal #13. Aside from her service work and advocacy, she loves to cook and spend time with her family.