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 ALEENA MATHEW, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Temple University | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9

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" It’s a pleasure to be accepted as a Millennium Fellow this year! I’m so excited to be starting my project with my fellow peers as well as collaborating with people of all different experiences, cultures, and backgrounds. This is an amazing opportunity to make a difference globally through achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: North Philadelphia Sustainability Initiative

The goal of North Philadelphia Sustainability Initiative is to clean up the North Philadelphia community and organize educational events to reduce the amount of litter in the area and promote responsible consumption. We are hoping to significantly reduce the amount of trash in our community through biweekly community clean-ups. Our project will have three components: 1) Biweekly community clean-ups, 2) Three educational events about responsible consumption, and 3) A campaign to encourage Temple University students to recycle and to establish comprehensive recycling policies at Temple University. For two of our educational events we plan to have guest speakers discuss sustainability, and the third event will be a community roundtable with those living in the North Philadelphia area. This roundtable will allow us to understand the needs of our surrounding community. The final component of our project is to encourage recycling on Temple University’s campus. We will provide recycling bins for students and we will meet with an administrator and Temple’s Office of Sustainability to encourage more comprehensive recycling policies on Temple’s campus. By organizing educational events and a recycling campaign in addition to community clean-ups, we hope to considerably reduce the amount of litter in the North Philadelphia area.

About the Millennium Fellow

Aleena Mathew is a charismatic and ambitious Health Professions major at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She hopes to go into a health career to make an impact in improving healthcare access and to assist in clinics across the US and the world. Throughout her school career, Aleena carried on a prominent role in emphasizing the importance of cultural awareness as well as organizing philanthropic projects. These opportunities allowed her to create sustainable changes to her own community and become a more service-minded global citizen. A natural leader and collaborator, she is always prepared to work and learn with like-minded individuals to advocate for social justice movements.