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 EMILY JORDAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Columbia University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 6 & UNAI 6

" I am so excited to bring my passion for community uplift to a project with a much broader scope than any of the volunteer work I've done in the past. Alongside my cohort, I will be working to promote a policy which will secure public access to sanitary facilities for the disenfranchised in NYC. I believe ardently in the importance of safe and free public sanitation for the protection of public health and individual dignity, and I look forward to translating that conviction into action through the guidance of the Fellowship and the support of this remarkable community of Fellows. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: NYCRestrooms4All

NYCRestrooms4All is a campaign to open private restrooms in NYC businesses for public use. The need for publicly accessible restrooms is felt by millions every week, and most acutely by marginalized populations such as the homeless, those with disabilities, the elderly, and parents who are pregnant or caring for small children. By gaining legislative and popular support for this proposal, the Fellows hope to secure the right to safe and free sanitation for all of New York's residents and visitors.
By the end of the Project, they hope to secure the support of at least two City Council members for their policy proposal, and to build their public brand through a new promotional video, a blog series, and an awareness raising event which will unite several of the most prominent organizations from the sphere of sanitation activism.

About the Millennium Fellow

Emily Jordan is a senior at Columbia University, where she studies English and psychology. Originally from Memphis, TN, she developed a passion for social impact work by serving a community defined by its diversity, grit, and soul. She has brought that combination of empathy and determination into her volunteer work in New York City, and continues to work hard as a writer, activist, and peer educator to foster individual and collective uplift within her communities.

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