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'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow because the program provides the structure and support I need to carry out my project. My passion for education reform began in high school when I took a class on the history of the American education system that highlighted academic discrimination and other injustices. Afterwards, I conducted substantial research on the matter that confirmed that education reform is imperative to fight inequality on a much larger scale.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Boston Student Alliance (BSA) aims to foster a partnership between Northeastern and failing Boston high schools by creating a learning service in order to raise the high school students' grades, prepare them for standardized tests, and assist them in studying for college entrance exams. By November, BSA hopes to have paired up Northeastern students with those of the high schools and begun the learning process.
About the Millennium Fellow
Maya Williams is originally from Argentina and has lived in Perú, Arizona, and Massachusetts. Maya is majoring is Sociology and International Affairs Combined, with a focus on institutional and social inequality. Maya has been determined to be a writer, most likely a journalist, from a young age and has had experience publishing works, something she wants to continue to do regardless of her career. Maya’s ultimate career choice will likely be working for an NGO, something that was confirmed this summer when she visited the UN Headquarters through a Northeastern program. There, she met with ambassadors, heads of NGO's, and conducted research.
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