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 VICTORIA SANSONE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 1

" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow to advance the SDGs in my local community of Philadelphia. I am excited to work with a diverse group of students on challenge world problems and develop my interpersonal and professional skills to create the greatest impact. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Affordable Housing Impact Fund

My idea is called Jia Impact Capital, where 家 (jia) is the Chinese word for home or family. When jia is paired with different Chinese characters, it can form words including country, hometown, and everybody; everyone. I chose the word jia because it represents the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. Our home is our gateway to the outside world and connects us to our family, hometown, and country
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Growing up in a half- Chinese and half-American household, I really admired the beauty of Chinese words because they can convey so many dual-meanings. People, just like words, are multifaceted, and deserve to be understood and accepted for all their little parts. Jia Impact Capital is set in Philadelphia and will first serve the Fairhill neighborhood, historically the most socially and economically depressed neighborhood in the city with a poverty rate of 61% according to the Census. Although the fund is focused on providing residents with affordable housing options.

About the Millennium Fellow

Victoria Sansone a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Finance and Social Impact. Victoria is passionate about using fair finance to engage in impact investing and urban neighborhood revitalization.

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