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 CHLOE GRACE NICOLA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
UNC Charlotte | North Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 7
" I am excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship because it is the epitome of the phrase 'think global, act local.' The United Nations can publish hundreds of goals and initiatives, but without the participation of local communities and leaders, these movements cannot succeed. I am excited to see student leaders see the impact they make on global challenges. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Cloud of Witnesses
Cloud of Witnesses is an online portal that will serve as a consortium for various stories and resources from our community. The webpage would address the problems that the team feels are important in our world, especially those issues that are currently being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These issues include, but are not limited to, racial inequalities, housing insecurity, mental health, and health disparities. On the website, the team will publish various stories that will provide personal perspectives and expert opinions to provide fact-based information. The UNC Charlotte Millennium Fellows hope to provide informational graphics, written/auditory advice, and videos with the backing of medical professionals and UNC Charlotte professors to increase awareness and lower mental health risks during and after stay at home orders are lifted. In addition, the team also seeks to launch an informational podcast accessible through our webpage, which will widen their reach. To ensure that the project is successful, the team plans to partner with not only resources from the university but within the wider community.
To measure the impact, the team of Cloud of Witnesses will use Google analytics and monitor the website and social media platforms. The team envisions this outreach to be between 5,000 and 9,999 people who are positively impacted by the content shared on the platform. When people engage with the website, they will initially be asked to provide what relationship they have to the Cloud of Witnesses, whether they be students or reside in the Greater Charlotte area.
About the Millennium Fellow
Chloe Nicola is a junior studying Spanish and Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She spent the last year abroad in Santander, Spain and Puebla, Mexico in order to improve her spanish and gain more global experience. At UNC Charlotte, Chloe is an active member of the Model United Nations club and is the current Director General of Carolinas Conference. After graduation, Chloe hopes to spend a year or more abroad volunteering or teaching English. The Millennium Fellowship will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a global built on making sustainable, local change.