Sam Vaghar ’08 turns social justice into social action
A high school trip to Cuba and the experience of reading “The End of Poverty” by economist Jeffrey Sachs served as an inspiration for Sam Vaghar ’08 to do his part to end poverty on a global level.
So the Newton, Massachusetts native mobilized other college students in the Boston area about a year before his graduation to create the Millennium Campus Network (MCN), an organization designed to educate undergraduates around the country at a strategic level to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems.
Now in its eighth year, MCN, which is headquartered inside the Prudential Center in downtown Boston, partners with universities across the country in the form of a credit-bearing, spring semester fellowship program. The program, which can be completed either in-person or online, accepts undergraduates that are working in campus-based student organizations working to advance the UN’s sustainable development goals.