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 JULIA MANSO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Harvard University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 2
" I first became passionate about service in middle school; growing up, my father was a Little Brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters, always telling me the organization inspired him to stay in school and work hard. At age 12, I knew only that I wanted to give back to the communities that shaped so much of my father's life‚Äîit wasn't until much later that I truly learned the power of working with communities and for communities. I'm so excited for the opportunity to do just that in the Millennium Fellowship and meet so many amazing, likeminded individuals in the process. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: LEAD Impact
LEAD Impact embraces the power of working with communities to make change. Between COVID-19 disproportionately impacting communities of color and the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, 2020 has only magnified the challenges facing communities of color. LEAD Impact will provide Latinx community-focused service opportunities, connect volunteers, create forums for discussion, and help individuals build their 'change-making toolkit'.
By December 2020, the aim is to compile a database of 200+ Latinx focused service projects, updating and adding new ones monthly; publish and share the database widely, reaching at least 5,000 people by December; and host at least 3 discussion forums/speaker sessions about how to solve a problem in or engage with your community.
About the Millennium Fellow
Julia Manso is a sophomore at Harvard University from San Antonio, TX. Planning to study Economics, Philosophy, and Public Policy, Julia is passionate about combatting socioeconomic disparity and inequality in the Millennium Fellowship and beyond. Recognizing the power of mentoring, Julia volunteers extensively with Big Brothers Big Sisters and teaches debate at Boston public schools. On campus, she writes for the Harvard College Economics Review and is Co-Executive Director of the Harvard Latina Empowerment and Development Conference.