ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

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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. 


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MELISSA WEBBER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Moravian College l Pennsylvania, USA l Advancing SDG 17 and UNAI 9

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“I am extremely excited to start my journey as a Millennium Fellow alongside other great leaders around my campus. I believe that our various disciplines and strengths will allow us to reach a broad range of people and make a positive impact on their lives.”

Millennium Fellowship Project

The 1742 Model team plans to educate youth about what sustainable development means and why working towards achieving the SDGs is important for our world. While accomplishing this, the team will be showcasing the work our group will be doing over the course of the Fellowship to address food insecurity, housing insecurity, and LGBTQ+ partnership on their campus and in their community as examples of what can be done to help advance the SDGs. 


Measurable Goals:

  • Host 10-14 educational events reaching a total audience of 750 people to educate campus & local communities on the SDGs using the “World’s Largest Lesson Plan” (educational materials created by the UN to teach the SDGs to youth), relevant documentary screenings, classroom discussions, and campus-wide forums 

  • Educate 500+ youth about what the SDGs are and why they are important (tracked using pre/post event surveys)

  • Reduce campus food waste and contribute to local food banks by creating 1 food reclamation agreement between college and dining services

  • Identify the number/type of housing insecurity issues faced by Moravian College students through a campus-wide survey

  • Identify the number/type of food insecurity issues faced by Moravian College students through a campus-wide survey

  • Create 1 institutional agreement to improve student involvement with/understanding of housing insecurity issues in the Lehigh Valley

  • Create 1 institutional agreement to improve student involvement with/understanding of issues faced by LGBTQ+ community in the Lehigh Valley

About the Millennium Fellow

Melissa Webber is a senior Business Management major with a Marketing Track at Moravian College, while pursuing a Spanish and Photography minor. Melissa is a captain of the Moravian Women's Lacrosse Team and she coaches girls' lacrosse at the youth and high school levels. She is also very involved in her local animal shelter, by photographing, exercising, and raising funds for the animals in need. Melissa is very passionate about influencing positive change in the world around her, and feels very fortunate to have been selected to be a Millennium Fellow.

Connect with Melissa via LinkedIn