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 MELISSA BRENES AGUILAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

University of the Ozarks | Arkansas, United States | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 1

" Being a Millennium Fellow will help me to create a social impact on my community to a greater level through the United Nations, by sharing my values of empathy, humility, and inclusion to my fellows in my campus community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: No Hunger, No Danger

No Hunger, No Danger is a campus-wide initiative that seeks to eradicate episodic food insecurity on campus by introducing educational workshops and policy change discussions on food security; establishing campus food resources, and creating a network of community volunteers to boost the production of the campus Food For Thought Garden, one of the main producers and suppliers of fresh foods to the community in Clarksville, Arkansas. No Hunger, No Danger aims to build a resilient community where students, faculty, and staff can work together to fight off hunger.

Measurable goals

1. Host 5 food security workshops

2. Host 2 cultural food activities reaching a total of 500 student.

3. Organize 10 campaigns to volunteer in the campus Food for Thought Garden.

4. Identify the number/type of food insecurity issues.

5. Reduce campus food waste.

6. Open and Manage an on-campus Food Bank.

About the Millennium Fellow

Melissa Brenes is a senior at the University of the Ozarks studying Business Administration with minors in Psychology and American Studies. Melissa currently serves as the Director of the Hispanic Student Association (HSA), an organization that promotes the Hispanic culture, diversity, and inclusion in her campus.

Melissa thinks like a leader and how to help people, she works with and serves. In this way she is always looking for new and innovative ways of doing things. It could be said that Melissa has a mind of a true leader and the heart of an entrepreneur. Always seeking out efficiently and effective changes in ever hectic world.

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