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 RACHEL NOELLE RAMENDA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Columbia University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 8 & UNAI 6

" By allowing me to collaborate with other students from around the world who share my passion for the common good, I believe the Millennium Fellowship will take Stop Modern Day Slavery's social impact to the next level. I am so excited to join this extremely motivated group of young people advocating for change. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Stop Modern Day Slavery

Stop Modern Day Slavery aims to educate the public by publishing easy-to-read, educational articles online about human trafficking. They take official government documents and transform them into accessible articles for all to read. They collaborate with ethical brands to help promote the work they do to eliminate human trafficking. They also speak with survivors and hold a microphone to their voices. Most of all, they show their readers that they have the power to stop modern-day slavery. As consumers, they can choose to fund companies with ethical labor practices over those with murky supply chains. They can choose to support companies that provide fair wages to their employees over those that mistreat their workers. If we stop to think of the people behind our clothes' label, we can have a massive impact on their lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Rachel Ramenda is a student at Columbia University double majoring in American Studies and Hispanic Studies. Her organization, Stop Modern Day Slavery, educates the public regarding unjust labor practices and ethical consumerism. She writes and publishes carefully researched articles about human trafficking and forced labor practices that reach thousands of people each month. Rachel promotes ethical consumerism by partnering with brands from around the world. She also manages a small team of writers and graphic designers who work with her on Stop Modern Day Slavery. As part of the Millennium Fellowship, Rachel has connected her organization to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth. As she advocates against forced labor, she promotes inclusive and sustainable work environments for all.

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