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.

Listening Sessions with the Segal Family

In April, we held four Segal Fellow Listening & Connection Sessions, a chance for Fellows to connect with one another, Segal staff, and Founders Phyllis and Mora Segal. Each group explored life and career connections and inspirations, and we took the chance to get feedback from Fellows’ about The Program. Thanks to the more than 20 Segal Fellows and Founders who participated.

Program Spotlight

Congratulations to our 2021 Brandeis Segal Fellows on embarking on their Segal Internships. This year, our Fellows are tackling issues related to HIV & health equity, urban economic development, racial equity policy, policing reform, international peace building, youth immigration, and education advocacy through law.

Read more about our 2021 summer Segal Internships


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.