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 excited to be a Millennium Fellow so I can share the work I am doing with other students. So much of what we are doing is elevating the voices of the vulnerable, and I want as many passionate young people to hear these stories and experiences as possible, so that they can join us in the fight for change.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The title of our project is: "Examining the Social and Health-Related Impacts of Immigration Enforcement in Central Florida Low Income Immigrant Communities." Through the lens of activist anthropology, we are partnering with two community organizations in order to examine how immigration enforcement policies are impacting the daily lives of low-income immigrants. We collected data through surveys, focus groups, individual interviews, and participant observation. This semester, our goals are to analyze the data we collected, provide a usable form of this data to our partner organizations, and write a detailed report on our process and findings.
About the Millennium Fellow
Mary Vickers is a third-year student in the Honors Program at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. She is an International Relations and Spanish double major, with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. In addition to working on campus in the International Programs Office, she is a peer mentor, the president of Rollins Catholic ministry, and a member of Rollins's improv team. During her research over the summer, she fell in love with the field of Applied Anthropology, and she plans to pursue a doctorate in the discipline.