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 ELISE LILLY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Bentley University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 9 & UNAI 2

" I am very excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship at Bentley University because I know this will give me the ability to make a real change in my community. I hope to be able to help those around me and from what I have heard from past Millennium Fellows, I think this would be the best opportunity and most rewarding experience. I believe that providing people with the means to communicate with others all around the world will allow people to broaden their horizons and gain new perspectives on every aspect of life! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Optimizing Impact through Virtual Gatherings

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced many institutions' educational, business, government, and more to operate in a virtual capacity. While the world adheres to social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders, conferences, commencements, summits, and other knowledge sharing opportunities are now forced to happen over the Internet. Rather than accept that coronavirus will hamper our ongoing endeavors and welcome poorer outcomes, the Fellows aim to create a comprehensive guide for social impact organizations to host effective virtual gatherings. By researching best practices, gauging capacity, and learning from successful endeavors, the team of Fellows will position organizations to thrive in virtual events, taking advantage of unique opportunities available in the virtual space. In doing so, these organizations can build their own capacity to advance progress toward Sustainable Development Goals.

About the Millennium Fellow

Elise Lilly is a third-year student at Bentley University where she majors in Marketing with a minor in Sports Business Management. She is involved in Bentley's Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional co-ed business fraternity, a part of the Best Buddies Chapter at Bentley, and works as a manager for the Women's Basketball Team on campus. Elise plans to graduate Summer 2021 and hopes to work in the Boston area.

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