Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)


  • Name:Ms. Tam Emerson
  • Title:Acting Dir-Segal Leadership Progrm

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Brandeis University
  • Address:415 South Street, MS 035
    Waltham, MA 02454-2728
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:781-736-3933

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  • Mission:
  • Our mission at the Heller School is to drive positive social change through research, education, and public engagement that inform policies and programs designed to address disparities in well-being and promote social inclusion in a sustainable way. We are dedicated researchers, applying social, economic, and political science to solve pressing domestic and global problems. We are also steadfast idealists, working toward a better world through the knowledge we generate, the leaders we educate, and the communities we engage with globally.
    The Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program aims to inspire, support, and enable new generations of leaders. It elevates citizen leadership and service as crucial to the health and well-being of our democracy.
    The Program will:
    Encourage emerging leaders to engage in a lifetime of citizen service,
    Serve as a platform to promote citizen leadership, and
    Extend the extraordinary contributions of Eli J. Segal by inspiring
    and enabling new generation

  • Overview:
  • Through the graduate education of students, pursuit of applied interdisciplinary research and active public engagement, the Heller School constantly examines policies and programs that respond to the changing needs of vulnerable individuals and groups in our society.

    As a graduate school and research institution, the Heller School has pioneered in a variety of policy areas, including health; mental health; substance abuse; children, youth, and families; aging; international and community development; developmental disabilities; philanthropy; and work and inequalities.

    The Heller School's vision is focused and clear, believing in the power of knowledge advancing social justice.

    The Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program is a part of the Center for Youth and Communities at the Heller School, Brandeis University, Eli Segal's alma mater.

  • History:
  • The Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program began at Brandeis University in 2007. It was founded by the friends and family of Eli Segal in order to commemorate his legacy and advance his passion for citizen engagement. Eli Segal graduated in 1964 with a history degree from Brandeis University, and in 1967 from the University of Michigan law school. He was a skilled political strategist, the founding CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and, as President Clinton calls him, “the Father of AmeriCorps.” He created the Welfare to Work Partnership, for which he received the Presidential Citizens Medal. In his honor, the Segal Program seeks to carry on his legacy for inspiring leadership and community networking.

    The Eli J. Segal Citizen Service Fellowship supports summer internships for Brandeis undergraduate students and Heller School Master’s in Public Policy students. These students intern at private, nonprofit, and public organizations who are committed to purpose-driven missions. Past Segal host sites include: City Year, Share Our Strength, Teach for America, Jobs for the Future and more. In addition to the internship, Fellows remain part of the Segal Network throughout their careers, sharing information and supporting each other.

    The Segal Network is a community of leaders dedicated to advancing the causes which were important to Eli Segal. The Network has over 400 members, including Founding Members of the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program, members of Eli’s family, former Segal Fellows at Brandeis, and Segal award recipients at the Corporation for National and Community Service, AmeriCorps Alums, and City Year. Annual meetings of the Network are held to foster a sense of community and build relationships between members. The goal of these meetings is to advance the efforts of the Network members and extend the impacts of their work into a larger community.

    The Segal Network also works to ensure the success of each Fellow by partnering Segal Founders with Fellows. This coaching and mentoring experience aims to ultimately make the experience of being a Segal Fellow a recognized and valued credential – signifying important leadership qualities, significant developmental experiences, and the support of a network of talented people.

    The Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program launch included a special lecture in 2007 by former President William Jefferson Clinton to over 5,000 people.

    The Program aims to serve as a platform for citizen leadership, community building, and leadership development for young people who advance change for the common good.

    The Segal Leadership Network is a community dedicated to developing citizens who will lead social change for the common good. In addition to the Fellows selected for service and management fellowships at Brandeis University, Segal Fellows are selected to become part of this Network by AmeriCorps Alums, City Year, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Center for Youth and Communities. Fellows become a lifetime members of the Segal Network, more than 400 people members, including Founders and supporters. Annual retreats and other gatherings are designed to develop leadership skills, foster a sense of community, and build relationships between fellows. Ultimately, the goal is to build a community of Fellows committed to helping each other succeed as citizen leaders, and make the experience of being a Segal Fellow a recognized and valued credential – signifying important leadership qualities, significant developmental experiences, and the support of a network of talented people.
    The Eli J. Segal Citizen Service and Management Fellowships support summer internships for Brandeis undergraduates and Heller School Master’s in Public Policy students, and a two-year full-time management fellowship. All fellows are supported by Segal founders who serve as coaches. In addition, fellow become part of the ongoing Segal Leadership Network described above. The students selected for the service fellowships work during one summer at private, nonprofit, and public organizations committed to purpose-driven missions.

  • Year established:1948
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:04-2103552

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:042103552
  • Organization Name:BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:415 SOUTH ST MSC 110
  • Organization City:WALTHAM
  • Organization State:MA
  • Organization Zip:02453-2728
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:September, 1941
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:11
  • Foundation Code Desc.:School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
  • Activity Code(s):046, 059
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Private school, Other school related activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:B430
  • Asset Amount:$1,329,427,256
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$609,833,548
  • Income Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$442,893,793
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 9:11:41 am

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