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 JOSEFINA SOLEDAD ECHEVERRIA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Baylor University | Texas, United States | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1

" I am incredibly humbled and honored to be part of the 2020 Millennium Fellowship cohort! I am looking forward to collaborating with other Fellows to make a positive social impact in our communities, specifically tackling No Poverty and Zero Hunger. The skills and values that I will gain throughout the Fellowship will undoubtedly help me grow as a leader now and in the future. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Serving Impoverished Communities in Waco

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

Josefina Echeverria is a sophomore at Baylor University studying a double major in Economics and International Relations. As a Chilean immigrant, she has always advocated for inclusive communities. Currently she serves as a Global Ambassador at Baylor's Center for Global Engagement and the Events Committee Chair for the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core program. Josefina aspires to work in the United Nations' Department of Economic and Social Affairs in the future and is incredibly honored to be a 2020 Millennium Fellow.

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