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 SHREYA PARCHURE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 17 & UNAI 7
" I believe in persevering to create a positive impact in the world. As a Millennium Fellow, I am eager to use the connections and leadership skills gained as part of such an impactful and empathetic community, for fostering tolerance and for future social impact work in my career by using science to improve health. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Building Up Intercultural Leadership and Dialogue (BUILD)
The BUILD project will foster intercultural
dialogue and leadership in today's youth,
through learning the skills of intercultural
leadership and sharing it forward with peers. It
will foster an intercultural community of
leaders who are ready to take on issues they
are passionate about, learn more about
communities different than their own, and
make a lasting impact through open dialogue
by bridging the chasms between diverse
groups. The BUILD project furthers the model
of structured dialogues and leadership
activities from the Intercultural Leadership
Program (ILP) at the University of
Pennsylvania, a retreat for first-year students.
BUILD uses intercultural sessions, target topic diversity dialogues, and team projects to expand the reach of these skills to students on the UPenn campus and the broader Philadelphia youth. This included team building exercises, simulations, presentations, dialogues, and other activities to develop an understanding of the worldview in perspective.
We hosted three social action, open-to-public
intercultural dialogue events on campus. We are working to build connections with 2 regional high schools, in order to also develop intercultural skills and awareness in the youth and community.
About the Millennium Fellow
Shreya Parchure is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Bioengineering with minors in Psychology, Mathematics and Chemistry. As a Rachleff Scholar, she works in neuroscience research and is also creating a cardiac surgical device under Penn Health-Tech. Through her work as an Intercultural Leadership Program Coordinator and experiences fostering diversity in scientific research participants, arose the BUILD project. Shreya is a Managing editor of Penn Bioethics Journal, and actively volunteers at medical social service sites in the community. She is passionate about the importance of open inter-group communication to build partnerships and improve health. Shreya aspires to pursue a career as a physician-scientist.