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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.



Pace University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 9


" Under the Millennium Fellowship program lies a community uplifting our good intentions of advancing the UN’s sustainable development goals. It is an inspiration to find myself amongst fellow students that are agents of change. I believe in the saying “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” I want to strengthen my character by being around my Pace fellows and other “student change agents” that share that similar goal. I want to embody the change that I seek for others; I want to be the bridge that brings disadvantaged communities to the center of the conversation. The steps that I look forward to taking are all found in this fellowship. "

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

Tasfia Rahim is a motivated, young student studying Economics and Political Science at Pace University. She is a first-generation college student who sees everything as an opportunity for the taking. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, where her Bangladeshi father taught her the importance of giving back to the community that raises you. Ever since primary school, she sought ways to take part in activities that focused on advocacy, whether it be for the environment or human rights. She has always ensured that there will be space for creativity in any project she takes part in. Creativity, organization, adaptability translates into the work she has been doing since high school. She had successfully organized events for women and children through UNICEF and Islamic Relief. In university, she took an interest in voter rights and continues to push students to understand their personal power to vote. Tasfia aims to use her resources to uplift people of color like herself and minorities of all kinds that seek engagement and allyship.

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