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 GRACE MUMPASI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
UNC Charlotte | North Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 1
" I am excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it allows students all over the world to become advocates for issues affecting their community. As the fellowship points out, there is a wide range of concerning issues that could greatly benefit from community-based initiatives and support. Through this program, students have the chance to develop and lead projects that are goal and community-oriented and I am looking forward to working with other students in my community and hearing what others elsewhere are doing as well. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Blessing the Queen City
Blessing the Queen City is a service-based project where we will be establishing “blessing boxes” around UNC Charlotte and the surrounding area with the purpose of providing non-perishable food items and toiletries to people in need. These blessing boxes will mainly be stocked by online fundraisers, holding donation drives on our campus, and asking neighbors/local businesses to donate as well. We will plant 30 donation boxes on campus and the surrounding areas to acquire 300-450 items on a bi-weekly basis.
There is a potential for food banks in the area to sponsor us so we can branch out beyond our campus. Strategic locations of blessing boxes will be placed around the LYNX Light Rail for accessibility to low-income residents. We will promote our project over social media, to create awareness and engage the community to help with food deserts and food insecurity, hoping to touch the lives of 400-499 people.
About the Millennium Fellow
Grace Mumpasi is a third-year student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte pursuing a bachelor's degree in Nursing and a minor in Public Health. She is from Raleigh, NC, and plans on furthering her education after graduation. She is passionate about advocacy and hopes to use her degree to advocate for others while in the healthcare field.