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.

Welcoming Our 2022 Brandeis/Heller Segal Fellows

Congratulations and welcome to our newest Brandeis/Heller Segal Fellows! They join our 148 lifelong Fellows and the larger Segal Network and will dive into our citizen leadership curriculum this semester, before their mission-driven summer internships. Learn about their exciting work and aspirations online.


Fellow Spotlight: Lamar Butler

This month, we’re highlighting the inspirational work of 2020 AmeriCorps (formerly CNCS) Segal Fellow Lamar Butler. Lamar has been connecting his passions for youth opportunity and racial justice, both at AmeriCorps and through his work as a planning committee member for Segal's Racial Justice and Antiracism Learning Community.

Learn more about Lamar’s passions, experiences, and accomplishments.


Remembering Marty Krauss

We are very sad to share news of the passing of Marty Krauss, PhD’81, professor emerita, former university provost, and former interim dean of The Heller School. Among many roles and accomplishments, Marty helped establish The Segal Program.

Phyllis Segal shared warm memories of Marty, saying, “Marty played an indispensable role in the creation of the Segal Citizen Leadership Program when, as Brandeis' Provost, we shaped the agreement for the University to be the Program's home.  I will always remember her as wise, creative and kind -- not often the case with a negotiation partner!  She brought those same qualities to helping build a strong Program in its early years and again when she served at Heller's interim dean. Marty's imprint on the Segal Citizen Leadership Program is indelible, as are my personal warm memories of our times together.”

Center for Youth and Communities Director Professor Susan Curnan shared, “Our collective loss will be deeply felt for a very long time. Marty’s dedication to Heller, Brandeis, and her chosen field is legendary.  She was a serious and diligent leader and a good friend.”

A complete obituary with an online forum to leave condolences is available here.