ONE’s Senior Manager of College Organizing Matt Higginson reports on the MCC’s Inaugural Awards and Forum on Global Development.
At ONE, we know that young people are a powerful US political constituency, and it is vital that we continue to employ their energy and passion for social change in the fight to eradicate extreme global poverty. Wednesday provided ONE, along with our friends at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), with an exciting opportunity to honor a young college leader in this fight.
We were delighted to partner with the MCC on their Inaugural Awards and Forum on Global Development to present Jonny Dorsey the Next Generation Award.
ONE President and CEO Michael Elliot, actress Minka Kelly, and MCC President and CEO Daniel Yohannes, were on hand to recognize Jonny and commend him for his tremendous work.
As the co-founder of two student-driven organizations, FACE AIDS and Global Health Corps, both of whom ONE has been privileged to partner with, Jonny exemplifies the passion and bold entrepreneurial attitude that MCC and ONE care so deeply about.
As Michael Elliott put it, “it is critical to recognize and encourage young people who are leading the way to foster the next generation of global development advocates, policy experts, field workers, and leaders.”
Congrats again, Jonny.
Photo credit: MCC