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 PAYTON FRANCES PUERZER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

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

" I am honored to be chosen as a 2020 Millennium Fellow and look forward to collaborating with forward-looking peers to enhance my leadership skills and increase my ability to contribute to the underserved communities of Philadelphia. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Philadelphia Grocery Delivery Initiative

The Philadelphia Grocery Delivery Initiative provides the distribution of free groceries to at-risk families and individuals in underserved communities within Philadelphia. The coronavirus pandemic has both increased isolation and decreased food security for a growing number of Americans. In collaboration with a network of social workers, health professionals and community organizations, this initiative will seek to identify and deliver groceries to low-income families and individuals who may have been forced to self-isolate due to health concerns. We will work towards both increasing food security and encouraging healthy eating habits in Philadelphia. By the end of the Millennium Fellowship, the Philadelphia Grocery Delivery Initiative will construct a replicable model for the bi-weekly delivery of groceries to about fifty underserved families.

About the Millennium Fellow

Payton Puerzer is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Biological Anthropology with minors in Psychology and Archaeological Science. She currently serves as the Co-President of the Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program, a national organization that works to prevent kidney disease in underserved communities, and Penn Undergraduate Health Council, an umbrella group for healthcare clubs on campus. Payton also conducts research at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Museum.

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