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 SARAH DA RIM, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Cornell University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 7

" I am inspired by peers who have worked as Millennium Fellows and I wish to pursue an initiative that will have a lasting impact on my campus community. Being a Millennium Fellow allows me to form meaningful relationships with students who have different talents and skills, yet share a similar passion for social impact as I do. The invaluable experience of joining a collaborative, innovative network of fellows provides me with the opportunity to not only widen my current horizon of social impact ideas, but will keep me accountable toward reaching my goals. I aspire to be an advocate for the increased representation for underrepresented voices in my communities, including my own as a woman of color. Accordingly, for the theme of my project, I aim to break down the stigmas associated with incarceration by engaging with online communities more to promote the writing and artwork created by those incarcerated and to share their stories in this digital age. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Supporting Prisoner Express

The Prisoner Express is a non-profit that works to provide opportunities of learning and public engagement to incarcerated individuals by mailing out letters written by volunteers, packages of books, and newsletters written on various topics. For the project, Sarah propose to create an educational program to be sent out to all the participants regarding the field of law, such as promoting awareness of constitutional, criminal, civil and human rights. This program will be catered to the audience of incarcerated people and will aim to provide an overview of important rights as well as legal and political history to those who may not have access to these resources otherwise. In addition, it will create engaging social media platforms to promote the arts created by incarcerated people in order to share their unique stories and fight against the social stigmas associated with being and having been incarcerated.

The Fellow will measure the impact of the project by the number of participants in the Prisoner Express that will receive the educational program. She will work on a newsletter, but will also try to organize her communities to increase the number of volunteers through social media. And, so she can also measure her impact during these 4 months by the number of volunteers she can recruit and work with as well as those she engage through social media platforms during this project. Another goal is to plan and successfully execute an annual arts gala, showcasing the work of incarcerated individuals and to fundraise at least $1,000 to continue the initiatives of the Prisoner Express.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sarah Rim is a rising senior at Cornell University pursuing the major Industrial & Labor Relations and minors in Law & Society and Business. Her passion for social justice and advocacy has influenced her professional interest in the law. Sarah's long-term aspiration is to be a judge for her home state of New York. In the past, she has interned for a political campaign, a nonprofit, a criminal defense firm and a NYSE trading firm, and continues to build her skills as a research fellow on campus. In her free time, she enjoys writing in her bullet journal, painting, and playing billiards.

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