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 Carmela Belizaire as New Segal Assistant Director

Please join us in welcoming our amazing new Segal Assistant Director, Carmela Belizaire! We are thrilled to have her and all the powerful range of skills, experience, and passion she brings to the role.

Read more about Carmela in her welcome interview with Segal Fellow Sylvia Stewart! 

9/28 Segal Fellows in Action Panel

Thanks to those who joined us for our 2022 Segal Fellows in Action Panel:

We were inspired by our 2022 Brandeis/Heller Segal Fellows about their 2022 Segal Summer Internships and their growth as citizen leaders.

This year's internships focused on: aging policy, Appalachian economic development, racial justice, US-Israeli relations, voting rights, and women's rights. Our thanks to our internship partners: ACLU of MA, AIPAC, Altarum, Center for Coalfield Justice, Mass NOW, and NAACP LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute.

Video from the event will be available online soon.

Fellow Spotlight: Jenn Recinos

2013 Brandeis Segal Fellow Jenn Recinos is a Brandeis Alumn, who focuses on climate and community justice work. Jenn was featured in the October Parks & Recreation magazine article on " Expanding Equitable Parks Access in Providence, RI."

Hear more about Jenn and access the full article in her Segal Fellow Spotlight