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 JASMIN PERRIER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 3
" To me, the term “diversity” should celebrate not only our differences in race, but also in interests, opinions, attitudes and especially cultures. With the support of the Millennium Fellowship, my project is driven by my belief that establishing a willingness to accept one another's differences and
unconventionalities is key to sustaining diverse societies and equitable learning for all. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Fostering Community at The Corner
Hello, my name is Jasmin Perrier and I am a sophomore majoring in Psychology and minoring in Social Work and Spanish. My project was primarily volunteered centered, meaning that I focused my efforts towards supporting The Corner, a community center located in West Oakland, Pittsburgh as they go through both program and building renovations. This semester I volunteered as The Corner’s Community Outreach and Events Coordinator. I feel as though my project is most closely tied to SDG10 because at The Corner we’ve strive to reduce inequalities by exposing local residents to opportunities, resources, and experiences which they my benefit from. My role at the Corner has encompassed many tasks, such as maintaining and increasing The Corner's social media presence, spreading awareness about The Corner's social impact, art, and educational initiatives throughout my university’s campus, and to coordinate community events for local neighbors and residents. A few examples of events that we’ve hosted at the Corner this semester include monthly West Oakland Neighborhood Council Meetings, various workshops for neighborhood residents (i.e. Heart to Art - an art and self care workshop, financial management workshops, physical and mental health workshops), movie screenings and discussions surrounding social justice issues, and more! One of my ongoing and most important responsibilities this semester has been coordinating our homework help program and recruiting and organizing volunteers to tutor local students in K - 8th grade.
About the Millennium Fellow
Jasmin Perrier is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Rehabilitation Health and Sciences with a minor in Spanish and a certificate in Latin American Studies. Outside of classes, she is an active member of Alpha Phi Omega in which she volunteers and serves various non-profits throughout Pittsburgh PA.