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 XUE (SHIRLEY) MEI TAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Columbia University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6
" Being a Millennium Fellow gives me access to the expansive network of alumni and institutions involved in social impact at the UNAI and MCN‚ÄìI look forward to pairing the valuable insight available from such experts with the MCN Action Toolkit to propel my research and ideas into real-world action. I'm also really excited to connect and work with bright, like-minded individuals on my campus and beyond to create lasting change. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: NYC restrooms4all
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
Shirley Tan is a senior at Columbia University, studying English and History. Her work is driven by her passion for social impact, community building, and intersectional diversity. Outside of classes, Shirley has been a part of a think tank, the Roosevelt Institute, since her first year. In addition, she currently serves as the Director of Volunteer Operations for Hearts over Hands, a virtual mentoring service connecting college students with little kids. Looking ahead, she is excited to nurture and fine-tune new skills through the Millennium fellowship to push for equality and change in our world.