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 KIRA FAITH HALMA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" Being a Millennium Fellow will bring my social impact work to the next level by helping me make my goal of education and community-driven sustainability a reality in North Philadelphia. I believe that being a Millennium Fellow will elevate my leadership qualities, which will not only help my initiative prosper, but also aid my future social impact work. "

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

Kira Halma is a driven, passionate, and young individual from Allentown, PA. She is a junior Honors student working on her undergraduate degree in political science and global studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She is also beginning her graduate studies in public policy at Temple University. Kira has always been politically active in her community and advocates for issues such as social justice, democracy, and environmentalism. She has participated in numerous political campaigns and groups and worked for a bipartisan government affairs and public relations firm. Kira aspires to combine her passion for service and interest in politics by developing the United Nations' Sustainable Goals in her community and by pursuing a career in public service/policy.