ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT GINGER GORDON, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Baylor University | Texas, United States | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1
" The Millennium Fellowship will provide my team and I the incredible opportunity to be able to bridge a connection between our college campus and the surrounding city in an effort to fight poverty. I am truly inspired by the young leaders I will get to work on this project with and their hearts for making a positive change in the world. I look forward to learning and understanding the perspectives and difficulties of those who have experienced food insecurity. I am excited for the long-lasting bonds that this project will build between students and the locals in the surrounding area that will create opportunities for growth. I hope that our city has a heart change, where we begin to focus on what we can do for each other rather than for ourselves. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Serving Impoverished Communities (SIC)
The project will be serving the local community of Waco, Texas. Unfortunately, Waco's poverty rate is incredibly high at just over 27%. Due to this, their project will be focusing on combating poverty through two main initiatives: a Christmas toy donation and a Thanksgiving food giveaway for the homeless. The Fellows hope to work to help low-income students during the holiday season and it is especially more vital to extend their support with the economic affects of the COVID-19 virus. The project goal is to not only combat poverty, but also foster a deeper connection between Baylor and the people of its community. The Fellows plan on fundraising and hosting online events to further engage the students of Baylor and hopefully cultivate a desire to make a deeper impact on the community of Waco through the aid and support in combating poverty and hunger in the area. The Fellows are fully prepared to do this project virtually all while still completing their original goals. They plan to organize a drive-thru system for non-perishable food/toy donations that can then be distributed to low-income students and Baylor and their families. In the end, the Fellows hope to support at least 1,500 people with their project while striving for the UN's No Poverty goal.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ginger Gordon is a Sports Business major from Little Rock, Arkansas. In the future she hopes to use sports to create a common bond across diverse people groups. She is involved in Baylor Student Government as a Senator, and she currently serves as the Academic Affairs Chair.