The Millennium Campus Network (MCN) is a national student network promoting sustainable international development to end extreme poverty. 1 billion people worldwide live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1/day. People living in poverty often face diseases including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and lack access to education, food, and clean water. In responding to this global injustice, 189 nations signed the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), providing a framework to tackle the crisis. The MDGs provide a rallying point for activists and are measurable, aiming to halve extreme poverty by 2015, and end it by 2025.
Students lack the infrastructure necessary to effectively coordinate and contribute to end extreme poverty. The MCN has created this infrastructure, enabling students to contribute the social and political capital needed to achieve the MDGs and the end of extreme poverty. By connecting existing student organizations through networking forums, national fundraisers and conferences while also providing students with internships, mentors, and funding, the MCN empowers students nationwide to end one of the most pressing crises youth face.