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.
"Everyday I get to work with TRII, I am filled with anticipation that the work we are doing will hopefully alter at least one person's life for the better. I am driven by the stories I hear and the hope I have for these people, even when they seem to have none left. I am so excited to be a Millennium Fellow so that I can hear others passion for their own projects and share my own, potentially blending and integrating ideas to create another even more auspicious vision.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII) trains undergraduate students to become accredited representatives under the US Department of Justice, able to provide pro-bono legal counsel to people seeking to immigrate to the United States. Students study in a classroom setting and work alongside immigration attorneys for a year to develop an understanding of the US immigration law system. Once accredited by the DOJ, they are able to work with clients, offering vital assistance in protecting their fundamental human rights which have been trampled upon through persecution and hatred, as they work towards attaining legal status in the United States. TRII is founded amidst the current culture of animosity towards immigrants and refugees, making it more important than ever to welcome and support those vulnerable communities for their own safety and comfort. We provide free legal advice and representation to individuals, run community education workshops, and immigration classes so that individuals most at risk are able to navigate their way to asylum with as little difficulty as possible. This strives to advance UN SDG 16 (Peaceful and Just Societies and Institutions) and UNAI Principle 6 (Commitment to Fundamental Human Rights).
About the Millennium Fellow
Jacquelyn Wycoff is a sophomore at Brandeis University. She studies Politics, Linguistics, and Musical Theater. She has a particular interest in studying the Middle East, specifically the Arab-Israeli Conflict. In her free time, she work as an EMT, performs in musicals, go to marches and protests, and in the summer, she is a camp counselor!