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 JARRETT J LASH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
New York University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 6
" I believe for our world to have a brighter future, the private sector must work to improve the state of inequities we face today. The Millennium Fellowship rewards me the chance to ensure my startup has the UN Sustainable Development Goals engrained in all we do as we strive to create more equitable housing options for all. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Sheltainer Homes Sustainable, Modular Housing
Traditional housing construction creates long, complex, arduous processes full of contractor delays and supply chain chokepoints. Today, the affordable housing crisis is pricing thousands of Americans out of the market due to short supply and rising construction costs. Sheltainer Homes is a sustainable, modular housing startup mass-manufacturing high-quality, modern homes from upcycled shipping containers. We simplify the home construction process through factory manufacturing, creating economical solutions for affordable housing, disaster relief, and accessory dwelling unit applications.
About the Millennium Fellow
Jarrett Lash is a current senior at New York University majoring in Global Liberal Studies with a focus in Politics, Rights, and Development. He has completed research in France, China, and the United Arab Emirates on topics ranging from global sustainability to shifting international trade patterns. He joins the UN Millennium Fellowship as a founding member and Logistics Lead at Sheltainer Homes, a vertically integrated real estate startup that is mass manufacturing sustainable homes from unused shipping containers to help fight the affordable housing and homelessness crisis in the United States.