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 MARIANGELIE TORRES-MALDONADO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico, United States | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 9

" As a Millennium Fellow I will be able to work with other young visionaries, that like myself, are motivated and committed to transforming the world around them. I am eager to unite efforts and have an even bigger impact as we help each other bring our projects to life. Personally, this represents an opportunity strengthen my voice, reiterate my purpose, and become an essential piece in the achievement of common good and of the Sustainable Development Goals. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Come Iupi

Come Iupi is a student organization that seeks to eradicate hunger and food insecurity among the students at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus through the provision of non-perishable food and groceries. It pursues the development of a stigma-free environment where not having access to food is not determining factor to reach career goals. The focus is for students to assist students that require aid in times of food crisis as well as educate, involve, and raise awareness, about this issue, within the college community.

The project's goals consist of offering workshops about food insecurity and certifying members and volunteers on Food Safety. Likewise, participants will volunteer monthly at Mesón de Amor, a non-profit that provides Come Iupi with food supplies and a campus wide week event will be held during October to celebrate World Food Day. Lastly, Come Iupi aims to organize a celebration, during finals week, where meals will be offered, and a Food Drive/Fundraiser will be running throughout the whole semester to ensure the continuity of food provisions. The success of our project will be based on the volunteers recruited, alliances with non-profits and the donations received by the public.

About the Millennium Fellow

Mariangelie Torres Maldonado is an Information and Journalism student at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Currently, she works as a research assistant at Upri+c, an innovation center, where she develops proposals for technologies aimed at improving the public health of the population through water sanitation. She is a member of the Honors Studies Program, serves as Service Events Chair for the NSLS and as a contributor for the school newspaper. In her community, she organizes food drives and promotes the cooperative movement among youth. Torres Maldonado aspires to become an investigative journalist focused on a salubrious approach.

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