ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JACK FLORES-DOMINGUEZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Bentley University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9
" I am excited and honored to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship Class of 2021 because it will give me the opportunity to expand my global network and interact with passionate, determined individuals who have a similar goal of positively impacting our communities. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Spoiled
The goal of the SPOILED project is to accelerate residential compostable waste collection, specifically in our university, with the hope that finding and introducing a composting system that works will encourage the larger Waltham and Boston community to amp up their composting efforts as well. At Bentley University, we began by conducting thorough research of the systems in place for composting, as well as by talking to neighboring universities such as Brandeis that had proved successful in composting in the past. We encountered two major obstacles: lack of funding and the issue of individuals throwing trash in composting bins. To tackle the second issue, we implemented an awareness campaign that included teaching people about the significance of composting, as well as explaining why a single piece of trash thrown into a composting bin made the whole composting bin un-usable and hence negatively affected the entire composting system, many times even making the cycle unsustainable.
About the Millennium Fellow
Jack Flores-Dominguez is a Junior Undergraduate student majoring in Corporate Finance & Accounting with a minor in Computer Information Systems at Bentley University. As the son of two immigrant parents, Jack has a passion for empowering the next generation of professionals. Jack is the Vice-President of Bentley’s Association of Latino Professionals For America and Vice-President of Human Resources for the Bentley’s Investment Group Diversity & Inclusion Committee and has served as an Information Technology Mentor to underrepresented populations in his communities’ local high school. Jack has a growing interest in Climate Action and looks forward to contributing towards the United Nations Sustainable Goals.