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.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT KATHERINE GROSS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

New York University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 1

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" It is always a thrilling experience to realize that there are other people in the world who you can unite with under the umbrella of a common goal. Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship promises that I can work alongside likeminded individuals for the common good, and I believe that speaks to the caring nature of humanity. It is a privilege just to be grouped with such inspirational people. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Assistance for Vulnerable Women Across the Globe

AVWAG is a project focused on helping women in vulnerable situations, initated by fellow Victoria Alexander and Katherine Gross. Our goals are to reach out to women of vulnerable populations in our local communities and cities of study (through local non-profit organizations or possibly through school), volunteer in any form which may contribute beneficially to their lives, gain knowledge and understanding of the circumstances of their life the social implications which have caused them, provide assistive action to their community, conduct research on the social structure contributing to their vulnerability in site location, and learn/empathize with/share their story. We will do this by facilitating a clothing and food drive rolling through the semester on site location for donation and assistance and visiting the volunteer center at least 4 times throughout the program period, conducting research on the society which they inhabit and threats which they may face personally and socially and the implication of such on their population as a whole, and getting to know at least one individual from this group and site location and spreading awareness by sharing their story in a self-published column (one per group member).

About the Millennium Fellow

Katherine Gross is a student at New York University who has always had a desire to initiate change in her community. Since high school, she has founded and participated in many clubs and events that highlight the importance of diversity and mutual respect, and this has continued into her college career as she studies journalism and politics. She cares deeply about issues of immigration, and is excited to work on a project that hopefully benefits the lives of migrant mothers.