Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

Civic Engagement

Civic engagement is at the heart of what The Segal Program, our Fellows, and our larger Network are about as citizen leaders. We emphasize the importance of civic engagement in our curriculum and our Program offerings and are inspired by the active role our Fellows take in their communities across the country and the world.

With a gift from Heller Alumna Mady Chalk (PhD ’90), in 2019 and 2020, we expanded The Segal Program's focus on civic and political engagement. Chalk Research Associate Maxwell Hunsinger (Brandeis '20) conducted research in the summer of 2019 on “Promising Practices in Youth Civic and Political Engagement.” The paper was shared with Fellows and the higher education service learning community and is available to all below.

Our next Chalk Research & Management Associate, Victoria Fils-Aime (Heller SID '20), helped us pilot a community of practice in 2020 for politically-engaged Fellows.