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 ISABELL SPIGEL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Northeastern University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" While the social and environmental issues our world faces are incredibly complex and overwhelming, I am excited to be involved in a diverse community of young adults who all seek to make meaningful change in one way or another. I think this is a great opportunity to learn from and inspire each other on our missions, creating connections that might one day result in a better and more equitable world. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: NUImpact

NUImpact is an impact investing initiative with the mission to educate, inspire, and invest. The organization has two primary functions: offer educational programming, including an annual Summit, about the principles and concepts of sustainable investing and function as an active impact investing fund, investing in businesses around Boston that seek to cause social and environmental change.

They invest in five broad categories of impact: food & agriculture, healthcare, community & economic development, energy & environment, and education & financial services. They just closed their first investment this past year in a company called Eatwell, which seeks to promote healthy and accessible eating in food deserts around Boston with affordable, nutritious, and easy-to-make meal kits.

As far as goals for the rest of the year, they hope to fundraise for and be able to invest in a second company, which has already been identified. They also hope to hold a virtual keynote event, drawing in participants from around the country and inspiring them about the power of impact investing.

About the Millennium Fellow

Izzy Spigel is a rising 4th year at Northeastern University, pursuing a degree in Entrepreneurship and Finance with a minor in Global Social Entrepreneurship. Interested in social business and the power of purposeful capital, Izzy has learned about social impact around the world, from programs in South Africa to the Dominican Republic to her (current) home in Boston, Massachusetts. She is currently co-President of an impact investing initiative on campus called NUImpact.

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