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 MARY ALICE HERTEL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

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

" Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship is an incredible way to make a positive impact on my community. I have a heart and a passion for service, as a Social Work major, and being a Millennium Fellow offers a way to serve the people around me in a constructive and long-lasting way. I am so excited for the opportunity and can't wait to see what we achieve! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: SIC (Serving Impoverished Communities)

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

Mary Hertel is a social work major at Baylor University. She will be a sophomore come Fall 2020. She's passionate about and dedicated to making a difference in her community and views the Millennium Fellowship as an incredible opportunity to do just that. She is in the honors college at Baylor University as part of the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core and the Honors Program.

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