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 really excited to be a Millennium Fellow because this program knits together a network of like-minded individual that would like to direct their work towards driving effective change in their communities and the world as a whole. I believe that building such a team in which the resources to encourage deep change are provided is very powerful and a proactive way of approaching positive transformations. My project has to do with spreading environmental stewardness across my campus and community in general, which I'm very passionate about. Caring for the environment and moving towards a more sustainable future are among the major forces that drive my work, so I'm really excited to have the opportunity of being a Millennium Fellow and driving meaningful change.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
EcoRollins is a student organization that advocates environmental stewardness and awareness of our environmental effect on campus and the larger community. We do this through events that educate the campus community about the environment and ways to help it, and also with activities that put the students in contact with nature so they learn to appreciate it and feel more drawn to protect it. Our goal is to impact at least 350 people, either directly or indirectly, in our campus and surrounding community through our meetings, tabling events and service efforts.
About the Millennium Fellow
Raul is a rising sophomore at Rollins College, majoring in International Relations and Environmental Studies and minoring in Middle Eastern and North African Studies and Economics. He was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, where the political atmosphere got him very interested in international relations and environmental politics. These interests shaped his academic interests and led him to pursue a career in diplomacy or intelligence. At Rollins, Raul is involved in organizations such as EcoRollins and the Caribbean Students Association, and is also working to re-establish the college’s Model United Nations club.