John Legend and Jeffrey Sachs are supporting the Millennium Campus Network, a national network of university student organizations working to reduce extreme poverty and achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.
Both Legend and Sachs are on the Board of Directors of the MCN, which provides networking, funding, and national campaign opportunities to students across the United States. They both spoke at the organization’s inaugural conference, and John has also tweeted about the MCN, and has twice given grants to interns to work with the MCN during the summer as Fellows through his Show Me Campaign. The United Nations Millennium Campaign and United Nations Foundation have also been key donors for the network.
“This is a message for college students,” says John Legend in a recent video he made for MCN. “It’s easy to take things for granted when you get caught up in the stress of exams, deadlines and campus life. But as busy as you are, your generation is doing great things. Your generation helped elect a president, your generation helped connect the world through Facebook, and now we need your generation to do one more incredible thing – end extreme poverty. Please take one minute to visit CommitInSeptember.com and tell President Obama and Congress that you are passionate about global education, global health and achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The Millennium Campus Network has already collected thousands of signatures.”
To find out more about how you can help the Millennium Campus Network, click here.