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 LILA MACK, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Stanford University | California, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 5

" I'm excited by the kind of world we might live in if we could achieve each of the sustainable development goals. These goals are incredibly ambitious, and achieving them will require collaboration with people with diverse backgrounds and skills. I'm excited by the opportunity to connect with experienced leaders, and to find a group of people with whom to share ideas, experiences, and collaborate to make our projects more informed and impactful than if we had attempted them alone. Hopefully we can support each other in launching lives of effective change-making. I hope that by continuing to support each other and work together throughout our careers, we might be able to collectively help achieve each of these sustainable development goals within our lifetime. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Stanford Mentoring Network

I want to create a mentorship platform that gives ambitious low-income students access to mentors from a variety of careers and backgrounds. The internet allows students from all income backgrounds to access a variety of educational resources, yet low-income students still have much less access to the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. This is due in large part to a disparity in access to the kind of social and cultural capital necessary for academic and career achievement. Low-income students often lack the kind of informal, tailored career advice and mentorship that more privileged students receive from parents and adult connections with graduate degrees and subsequent career experience. The Stanford Mentoring Network will allow low-income students in surrounding communities to access mentorship from Stanford students. By December 2020, I hope to have a small-scale version of the site up and running.

About the Millennium Fellow

Lila Mack is a rising junior studying Economics and Public Policy. She cares about equalizing access to high-quality education, making healthy food affordable across income levels, and catalyzing sustainable economic development. She loves the social sciences, from Anthropology to Political Science.

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