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 JORDAN LIU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1

" I am thrilled to be a Millennium Fellow for the incredible opportunity to learn, brainstorm, and collaborate with others in advancing my core belief that health is a human right. I look forward to building genuine, lasting friendships with students from all walks of life, and I'm eager to join a tight-knit, supportive community of student leaders who are passionate in driving sustainable social impact on our campus and beyond. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The Shelter Health Outreach Program (SHOP)

The homeless population is one of the most vulnerable when it comes to accessing healthcare: 14%-25% suffer from hypertension, among other health issues that go undetected. Further, the homeless community's health needs are often ignored. To combat these issues, we founded the Penn Shelter Health Outreach Program (SHOP), a student-led initiative focused on improving homeless health in Philadelphia by delivering free blood pressure screenings and health education resources to our partner homeless shelters, while promoting conversations about homeless health and social justice in our campus community. Throughout the process, we've forged strong partnerships with shelters, volunteers, and most importantly, the communities we serve.

The homeless community is among the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we will not be able to provide blood pressure screenings, the core elements of SHOP will continue: supporting our partner shelters and promoting equitable healthcare access. Firstly, we will continue fundraising for our partner shelters through our COVID-19 Relief Fund. To spark discussions within our campus community, we will host virtual webinars on homelessness, health equity, and social justice. Lastly, in supporting our partner shelters, we will produce educational resources with health and social services information for the homeless community amid the pandemic.

About the Millennium Fellow

Jordan is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying dual majors in Biochemistry and Health Policy, with a minor in Bioethics. Originally from Toronto, Jordan is the co-founder and development chair of the Shelter Health Outreach Program (SHOP) and spent the summer researching health policy and contributing to relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. As an EMT, Jordan is particularly passionate towards advancing equitable health policy and strengthening healthcare access in vulnerable communities. He hopes to pursue a career as a physician-policymaker.

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