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 as an aspiring physician, I understand the importance of working towards and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in order to eradicate poverty and disease, and improve human health in both my local community and in communities all around the globe.”
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.
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
Michael Gallo is a rising senior studying public health and biochemistry at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the United States. After graduating college, Michael plans on pursuing a combined MD/MPH because of his love of medicine and public health. Michael is deeply passionate about health equity, social justice, and global health and aspires to one day work with communities all around the world to cure illnesses, reduce health disparities, and promote good health and well-being.