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 MONICA ELIZABETH MANNA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Bentley University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 9 & UNAI 2
" Becoming a member of the Millennium Fellowship is not only an honor, but the opportunity of a lifetime. As a person who has always wanted to make positive impacts on people's lives and help anyone who needs it, this Fellowship was an ideal way for me to work with my community to make a difference for the better. Lending help to others is not something that should be done to receive recognition; what makes me excited to help is that someone else's life is going to improve. It is so easy to feel alone and give up, the harder and worth-while part of it is recognizing people's strife and being there for them in any way, shape, or form. In few words, it is crucial to treat others the way you want to be treated. An idea so simple, but sometimes forgotten. My goal from this experience is to work and learn from like-minded peers to make a positive change in people's lives. "
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
Monica Manna, an NJ native with a strong Spanish and Italian background, is a lover of culture and travel. Her outgoing personality motivates her exploration. At Bentley, Monica participates in Relay for Life as a Marketing Director and as a manager in English Language Learners.