ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“I am ecstatic to be a Millennium Fellow and work alongside change-maker's who share similar interests and passions with myself. Being a Millennium Fellow allows for me to collaborate and network with individuals who are making a difference in the lives of others and strengthen our global community.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Immersion Program provides Rollins College students with the opportunity to immerse themselves within the community outside of the campus to do service projects centered on different impact areas such as access education, civil rights, migrant rights. This semester, the immersive experience will be to The Hope Community Center where my peers and I will learn about immigration, migrant, and farm workers' rights in the United States. The purpose of the trip is to serve the migrant worker community that works alongside The Hope Community Center through service and volunteering. The program will also include a home stay where Rollins students will stay the night with a family who belongs to the center and learn about what it is like to be a farm worker, migrant worker, or new immigrant in the United States.
The project's goal this fall is to have around 15 to 20 participants attend the Immersion and learn/work with Hope Community Center. My co-facilitator and I hope to teach students about migrant and farm worker's rights and equality, especially in relation to sustainable societal development.
About the Millennium Fellow
Grace Marshall is a Junior at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Grace studies History and Political Science and is passionate about community development. This passion has taken her to East Africa twice to study bottom-up approaches to sustainable development. On campus, she is involved with their campus' Center for Leadership and Community Engagement as she is a facilitator for the Immersion Program this fall. Additionally, Grace is an intern for the college's president, Dr. Grant Cornwell, and a member of the Honors College.