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 ALEXANDRA M KENNEDY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Pace University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 9
" Becoming a Millennium Fellow gives me the oppurtunity to make a lasting impact on my community while recieving the support necessary to do so. The skills I gain from this fellowship will better prepare me to continue with and advance my work within the social justice sector while also giving me the oppurtunity to branch out into different fields. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Fare Trade
Fare Trade is a student-led mutual-aid initiative designed to address SDG #2, Zero Hunger. The project will consist of three parts that build on each other to take action, raise awareness, and ensure that our project is positively impacting the community and lives it touches but is overall sustainable. Part one will be coordinated by Marisa Medici as she partners with Chartwells, Pace’s campus dining provider, and the Auxiliary Services department to develop a method where students can opt to transfer their extenuating meal points to students who cannot afford to replenish their funds or select a bountiful meal plan due to high costs. In part two, Alex Kennedy will be working to implement a delivery service with Pace’s on-campus food pantry Provisions and the nonprofit organization Invisible Hands Delivers. Doing so would allow food-insecure Pace community members to get access to pantry resources when the pantry is not on its regularly scheduled hours and get products delivered to them. Tasfia Rahim will oversee part three by monitoring and conducting a social media campaign that will highlight information about food insecurity, its effects, and statistics related to it for the Pace University Community. The Instagram page will also be used as a resource for Pace students to learn about other food-focused organizations within New York City (especially students who are taking civic engagement and volunteerism courses). Tasfia also spearheads the marketing of the project in collaboration with Chartwells’s marketing manager.
About the Millennium Fellow
Alexandra Kennedy is a reliable, motivated, and hardworking rising senior at Pace University studying Sociology-Anthropology and minoring in Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies and Nonprofit Studies. She was born in St. James, Louisiana and lived in Denton, Texas for eight years where she involved herself with volunteer activies in conjuction with Rotary Interact during her high school years. Alex is passionate about an array of social justice issues, but has recently focused on hunger and food insecurity and ocassionally volunteers at her school's food pantry. For the upcoming school year , Alex is prepared to create a systemic change that will allow students who expirience food insecurity to see their University as a safe haven and understand there are resources in place for their benefit.