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 SANTAL GIOVANNA DAHL TACCONI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Northeastern University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 6

" I'm thrilled to be part of the Millennium Fellowship Class of 2020. I deeply value the worth of all human life and have always been passionate about this. This is an amazing opportunity for me to engage within the homeless community around my campus during a pandemic, working towards realizing what has become a luxury many do not have: a home. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Boston COVID-19 Shelter Project

In a desperate race to stop the coronavirus, millions of Americans were ordered to stay home and practice social distancing in an act of solidarity. But what if you don't have a home? At this moment, staying home is a luxury many do not have. Masks are a commodity that many cannot afford and shelters are being challenged to maintain healthy environments for those in need. The homeless are among the most vulnerable groups of people impacted by COVID-19. That means providing care to the homeless is evermore essential amid a pandemic.

The Boston COVID-19 Shelter Project aims to support the homeless in protecting themselves against the coronavirus while working to immediately shelter the homeless in the most efficient and effective way possible. This project will aim to raise money in order to acquire essential personal protective equipment, run food drives to assist shelters, conduct research to find the solution to long-term housing, and raise awareness about the chronic homelessness problem on the streets of Boston. In 2019, 6114 people were homeless in Boston. That's 6114 people who are among the most susceptible to the coronavirus who do not need to be. Homelessness is a devastating problem in the backyards of Bostonians. But, it does not need to be that way. Everyone deserves adequate protection and an equal chance to stay alive and healthy. No man left behind.

About the Millennium Fellow

Santal Tacconi is a sophomore at Northeastern University studying a major in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with a minor in International Affairs. Born and raised in Australia, Santal has lived in Indonesia and more recently, Berlin, where she studied abroad for her first semester of college. Inspired by the exposure she has had to an immense array of cultures and languages throughout her life, Santal is passionate about international human rights.

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