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 JORDAN MEI-LIN WINISKI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Furman University | South Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9
" Creativity and adaptability, fueled by systems thinking, drive my art and my work. Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship will enhance these skills collaboratively. The skills I gain from the Millennium Fellowship will make my social impact on schools and art communities more tangible and aligned with the UNAI principles and SDGs. I am excited to increase my anticipatory competence by envisioning new ways of learning and creativity. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Interconnections Among Art, Schools, and Placemaking
Winiski's project explores the breadth of, and role for, sustainability in art education in Greenville schools and the extent to which art education links with the larger Greenville public arts sphere and sustainable creative placemaking. The purpose of this project is to identify current and potential contributions art can have on promoting municipal sustainability and invigorating inclusive public spaces, as well as serve as an educational tool for environmental literacy and social action. Thus, improving health and education in Greenville and Greenville schools. Winiski's discovering and educating with an action-oriented mindset will benefit art teachers, public artists, and organization. She will directly connect with 10 different K-12 schools, 7 public artists, and 3 organizations through interviews. She will create tangible solution-oriented guides with practices, projects, and example lesson plans, and educate participants within each of the interviews. Each teacher has 4-8 classrooms at their school, and Winiski will also present this study and these solutions at multiple sites beyond Greenville.
About the Millennium Fellow
Jordan Winiski is a senior at Furman University, Greenville, SC, where she is double majoring in Studio Art and Sustainability Science. Winiski is working towards be an art educator after Furman and infusing sustainability into her curriculum. Her current project is about the connections between art, sustainability, and education. Exploring challenges and solutions to increasing sustainable consumption and production in art classrooms will allow her to make lasting impacts within schools and their surrounding communities, increase sustainability literacy and social awareness, and bring an action-oriented mindset to all projects.