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 SOPHIE LAURA LOVERING, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 8 & UNAI 6
" I am passionate about criminal justice reform in the United States; I strongly believe that mass incarceration perpetuates systemic racism and other flaws in our justice system. I am excited to work as a Millennium Fellow to promote career opportunities in Philadelphia for previously incarcerated individuals, and in turn reduce hiring inequalities and recidivism. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Advancing Careers After Incarceration
Advancing Careers After Incarceration promotes career opportunities in Philadelphia for previously incarcerated individuals by educating the undergraduate population of the University of Pennsylvania, informing Philadelphia businesses, and connecting with previously incarcerated individuals. This project connects with undergraduates through seminars to explain the social and economic benefits of employing people who have experienced incarceration; this encourages students to enter their professional spheres with open minds and, should they become employers, to consider how they make hiring decisions. This project will similarly connect with businesses established in the Philadelphia community, and explain to business owners how they might benefit from employing previously incarcerated individuals. Advancing Careers After Incarceration will also connect previously incarcerated individuals to these businesses, to advance their professional opportunities and reduce hiring inequalities.
About the Millennium Fellow
Sophie Lovering is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and minoring in ASL and Deaf Studies. She is involved in the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal, Penn Special Olympics, Penn's Beyond Arrests: Re-Thinking Systematic Oppression, and Penn Rowing.