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 LAUREN MALKA GOLDBERG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Northeastern University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 6 & UNAI 1
" The Millennium Fellowship is an opportunity to immerse myself in an active, multicultural, and collaborative group of thinkers and engage in healthy debates on how we imagine the world to develop. We are a new generation ready to embrace the challenges of today and mend them by welcoming a diversity of opinions, and backgrounds. I hope to learn and be inspired by other Fellows’ different social impact approaches and progressively broaden my perspectives to best contribute to the UN SDGs. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Operation Rosie
Operation Rosie is an independent social impact project led by Millennium Fellow Lauren Goldberg that focuses on furthering SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and 10 (Reduce Inequalities). This project was conceived on the notion that menstrual products are a basic need that many do not have the luxury to purchase. The project’s goal is to promote access to basic health care and ensure that all menstruators’ needs are met through information, affordability, and access. Operation Rosie recognizes that various groups face menstruation difficulties, from low-income women to transgender individuals to homeless and incarcerated women. Lacking these products results in feeling prevented from leaving one’s home, going to work or school, or participating in civic life. Operation Rosie team begins their efforts by directing their efforts to middle school girls in low-income communities in the Boston area by providing them with Rosie Kits. Thanks to fundraising and social media outreach, all Rosie Kits will contain comprehensible information about menstruation, sustainable menstrual hygiene products, and explanations for using them. Operation Rosie’s greatest hope is to replace young menstruators’ feelings of indignity and shame with ambition and empowerment. Most of the time spent on the project this semester has been researching the community in Boston and gaining other professional contacts, making the project known to them. COVID has resulted in a few setbacks, so the initial timeline has been prolonged. As of November 2021, Operation Rosie is still in the midst of fundraising and reaching out to partner with organizations that produce sustainable feminine products. Next semester, I plan to continue reaching out to schools and organizations within the Boston area and holding an event to pass out the Rosie Kits.
About the Millennium Fellow
Lauren Goldberg is a charismatic, dedicated, and globally competitive Political Science and International Affairs student at Northeastern University. She was born in Paris, France, resides in California, and is currently studying in Boston, Massachusetts; truly a citizen of the world. Her relationship with her identical twin sister has helped her experience a true form of equality, which fuels her passion and advocacies for social justice, women’s rights, and BIPOC rights. During her time at university, she has delved into social justice research to help Northeastern's Political Science department's goal of promoting values of justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion. Lauren aspires to promote these goals in her professional career and contribute to the development of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.