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 ASHLEY MONET WHITLEY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Cornell University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 3

" Education equity is so significant, as it gives individuals in marginalized spaces the confidence, awareness and power to thrive. I look forward to furthering my work towards education access, while engaging with young people who also seek to promote positive social impact. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: CORTUS Virtual Learning Initiative

Helping Hands of GA Metro is a start up non- profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Education Department is currently working to ameliorate education inequality by connecting k-12 students (with a special emphasis on low income communities) to free virtual academic resources and tutoring. The initiative is also striving to connect those in need of GED exam attainment with virtual academic resources without charge.

The program is specifically aiming to impact at least 25-100 students this year, through one- on-one tutoring as well as scheduled virtual learning events (weekly/bi weekly drop in sessions)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic creating a high need for virtual learning platforms, they find that such high quality resources are more vital now than ever.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ashley Whitley is a Senior in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, double majoring in English and Government. She is passionate about education equity, has acted as a college advisor for low income high school students through a non profit organization called Matriculate, interned in the Adult Education department of an NGO serving new arrival refugees, and is currently managing a virtual learning platform for a non profit organization called Helping Hands of GA metro

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