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 MARK-JOSEPH LEÓN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
The University of Texas at San Antonio | Texas, United States | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 6
" I am thrilled at the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded students to push forth the narrative of a more equitable and sustainable future for all. The time is now for our generation to collectively raise our voices against injustice and support marginalized groups. I eagerly look forward to galvanizing my community to advocate for immigrant families. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Action Against Family Separation
Action Against Family Separation is a campaign focused on galvanizing community members and university students to advocate for separated, immigrant families who are currently being held in U.S. detention centers. Action Against Family Separation will accomplish this goal by working with local refugee, asylum-seeker, migrant, and immigrant resource centers to provide the resources necessary to take action against family separation at U.S. borders and support detained families. Then, advocates will be redirected to sign the letter and have it sent to acting members in enforcing family separation. Upon completion, advocates will be redirected to a page of local organizations they may volunteer with and actively engage in conversations about ending family separation.
The purpose of the campaign is to provide community members with access to resources and volunteer opportunities to combat the problems that plague immigrant communities. The anticipated outreach is for 300 individuals to have signed the letter and 50 people committing to volunteer with local organizations. Additionally, the site will generate 1,000 unique visits for individuals to gain insight on what organizations are committed to ending family separation and learn of ways they can volunteer their time for defending the immigrant community.
About the Millennium Fellow
Mark-Joseph León studies at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He is majoring in Global Affairs and minoring in Politics and Law, aspiring to be an International Human Rights lawyer. Currently, he serves as the President for the Pre-Law Association and an advisor to Uniting Communities - a project to unite the culturally diverse communities through policy change at his former high school. At just 16 years old, Mark-Joseph began coordinating with his peers in high school on events to raise awareness and lower the stigma surrounding topics such as mental health and sexual abuse. Since then, he has partaken in numerous community campaigns to combat the injustices of racism, xenophobia, child abuse, homelessness, food insecurity, and sexual abuse.