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 because it provides me with the opportunity to make change in a community by accomplishing what I am passionate about, all the while learning from the inspiring and innovative leaders that surround me.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The "Vamos a Leer" project is an attempt to help Hispanic students with their literacy by providing additional help/resources to enhance both their Spanish and English skills at the same time. This is done in an attempt to prevent the language barrier from creating an inequity among students. Renee hopes to obtain both regular books, as well as bilingual books so volunteers can assist students with their reading & additional homework, since often times the language barrier prevents their parents from being able to do so. Renee is also looking to help the neighborhood in whatever way they need.
About the Millennium Fellow
Renee Neves and is a sophomore Spanish major at Furman University. She is originally from Danbury, Connecticut. She loves learning about how to be a more effective leader to others and within her greater community! Due to this, her involvement with Furman's Shucker Leadership Institute is the main focus of her on-campus passions. Her recent work within Hispanic communities however has inspired her to see what she can accomplish in the realm of literacy with students. She feels strongly that language barriers should not impede or prevent learning from occurring within classrooms.