Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

Giving Back

Segal Fellows pose around table
Segal Fellows (left to right): Jade Eckels, Edith Suarez, Leila Quinn, John Valinch, Gabriel Fontes, LaShawn Simmons, and Olivia Nichols.


The Segal Fellowship is a lifelong Program in which you can give back to your community and to the greater Segal Network. 

Brand Ambassador Program

Learn about some of the many ways you can share your Segal Fellow identity with others

Segal Fellow Survey

We're thrilled that over 60 Fellows completed our Fellow Feedback Survey this month. Thank you to those of you who shared your updates and ideas! We're looking forward to circulating the results and using your input to move forward over the coming month



(left to right) Segal Fellows Leah Sakala, Gabby Fish, and Irma Zamarripa enjoying an informal social Gathering in DC

On March 2-3, Irma Zamarripa participated in an Advocacy Training and Hill Day in Washington, D.C. for the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) to represent Uplift Education. 
This training was an important professional development opportunity for her– Irma learned from policy experts, met other fellow NCAN members, and participated for congressional meetings, where she advocated for policies that promote college access and success for students. 
There, she met with staffers of prominent elected officials like Joaquin Castro, Eddie Bernice Johnson, and Marc Veasy. She is hopeful that her work will help shape the future of education policy.

Seeing an opportunity to connect, Irma reached out and got together with her Segal Buddy 2012 Segal Fellow Gabby Fish, as well as one Regional Ambassador 2015 MPP Segal Fellow Leah Sakala, while she was in D.C. 

To learn more about connecting with Fellows in your area, please read about the Regional Ambassador Program.

Irma Zamarripa attending Advocacy Training and Hill Day in Washington, D.C

Other ways to get involved:

Engage in real time

  • Attend Events (monthly virtual convenings, bi-annual retreats, regional networking/action events, new Fellow orientations)
  • Host a gathering
  • Serve as a Regional Ambassador
  • Join our online communities (Facebook groups, Linkedin, Twitter, etc.)

Leverage your networks

  • Serve as a Segal Buddy
  • Promote Segal Program Awareness as a brand ambassador (list us on your resume and Linkedin or mention us in interviews)
  • Connect us with organizations (host or suggest for internships and other partnerships)
  • Contribute financially (make a donation or cover your own retreat travel costs)

Shape our programming

  • Facilitate a convening, book group discussion, community of practice, or action project
  • Provide program ideas and feedback (returning annual surveys, providing advice)
  • Serve on a committee (Advisory Board, Retreat Planning Committee, New Fellow Selection, other working groups)
For details about how you can connect and support, contact SegalNetwork@brandeis.edu.