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 beyond thrilled to be a Millennium Fellow because in being so, I’ve been able to find refuge in others who have a similar passion as I do; to create more opportunities for a better future. I live for knowing that everything I do, whether its impact is minuscule or grand, will benefit someone who is no different than myself.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
The name of the project is It’s H.E.R Business. The project will entail creating message based denim jackets, who’s proceeds will benefit entirely women and youth. The idea is to upcycle materials, to raise funding for this particular demographic that is disproportionately affected by several global issues - including education, poverty, and violence. This projects success will be measured by having a pop up shop with over 100 attendees, as well as by hosting a benefit fashion show where 100% of the raised money will be going towards a re-established school in Rwanda.
About the Millennium Fellow
Xiara Del Valle is a senior at Lynn University. Her passions are very much varied, which is why she chose to pursue both Political Science and Fashion & Retail, with a minor in Social Impact. She enjoys advocating for women rights through her talents in design, to hopefully makes a way for sustainable and equal world.