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.

Segal Summer Internships

Congratulations to our 2021 Brandeis Segal Fellows on their summer internships, and thank you to our organizational partners for hosting them. Our Fellows are tackling issues related to HIV & health equity, childcare and student debt initiatives in Boston, racial equity policy, policing reform, international peace building, youth immigration, and education advocacy through law.

Check out our Segal Internship site for more details.

Program Spotlight

This month we highlight the continued achievements of 2020 Heller MPP Segal Fellow Mary O'Leary. Mary's Segal Summer Internship with TIME'S UP focused on research and recommendations for healthcare providers, centered on equity, anti-racism and workers' rights. She was able to continue her work with TIME'S UP past the summer.

Read more about Mary's accomplishments on the Fellows in Action page.


A Focus on Equity

We're honored to partner with Emerald Anderson-Ford of CRED, as our equity consultant, to help us better center and incorporate antiracism work into The Segal; Program, as well as plan August’s Segal Program Racial Justice & Antiracism Summit.

Learn more about all of the Emerald, CRED, and our partnership together.