The mission of the Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program is to foster the next generation of citizen leaders. It was established to honor and continue the work of the late Eli Segal ’64, his wife Phyllis, and their commitment to developing new generations of leaders.

The Program is a constantly expanding, intergenerational constellation of citizen leaders working across all sectors, who give each other lifelong support as they devise solutions to society’s most intractable problems. It elevates citizen leadership and service as crucial to the health and well-being of our democracy and communities.

Our Commitment to Democracy & Justice

At the Capitol, we saw a violent attack on our democracy. We saw the continued stark, inequitable, and dangerous contrast in the police response between white rioters/terrorists and Black and Brown peaceful protestors. Words matter. Actions matter.

We remain committed to supporting our Fellows’ civic engagement, helping develop strong citizen leaders, focusing on antiracism work and equity, and continuing to strengthen the way our Segal Network bands together to pursue change and take action.

See more about Brandeis’ response.

Program Spotlight

This month, we are highlighting 2021 Heller MPP Segal Fellow Pierrce Holmes, who worked with The Heller School's Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Team to create a racial justice playlist to reaffirm Black excellence, joy, and political messaging, as part of the school's 21-day racial equity challenge. 

Read Pierrce's interview here

Fellows in Action

Explore The Segal Program's ongoing commitment to equity, inclusion, and antiracism, and the space we've been making for discussion and action. See the resources we provide to Fellows, and learn about how our Fellows are making a difference to combat racism at all levels.