“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt Fourteen years ago, a group of students recognized something important: who writes the rules matters. They dreamed of a world where voices from communities historically left out of the policy process would be instrumental in orchestrating their own futures. With

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Today, I am honored to step into the role of National Director of the Roosevelt Network. Nearly 15 years after the Network’s founding, we’re operating in a dysfunctional and chaotic political climate where the wealthiest and most privileged among us have consolidated power among themselves. As a result, we’re seeing the privatization of key public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2018 Contact Mariam Ahmed, mariam.ahmed@berlinrosen.com   ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES KATIE KIRCHNER AS NEW NETWORK DIRECTOR Kirchner to Lead Progressive Network of Over 10,000 Students     NEW YORK, NY — This week, the Roosevelt Institute announced Katie Kirchner as the new director of the Roosevelt Network, which includes student organizations

Roosevelt @ NYC

Roosevelt @ NYC is a cohort of diverse emerging leaders who focus on finding policy solutions that align with the concerns of New York City students, particularly those within the City University of New York systems. The chapter meets biweekly in Manhattan to discuss current events and challenges related to student life in New York.

Fall Webinar Series

This year, we’re offering more support for your ideas generation than ever before. We’ve provided suggested trainings below that you should complete before, during, and as you work to make your ideas a reality. 10 Ideas Key 10 Ideas deadlines are bolded in the list below. The following trainings can be accessed via our training

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Financialization Incubator

Higher education is in a state of crisis. Public funding for schools is decreasing. Tuition and fees are rising. Students continue to shoulder the burden of these trends, collectively taking on nearly $1.6 trillion in debt. Yet institutional leaders are pouring billions of dollars into risky financial investments and expensive amenities—actively prioritizing monetary gains over

The Roosevelt Institute, with Young Invincibles and Women Employed, is working to defend access to public education in Illinois through investment in the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP). Partnering with organizations and students across the state, we are asking gubernatorial candidates for a commitment to stabilized funding in the event of another budget impasse, and

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Operating in an era defined by dysfunction and chaos, the consolidation of power among the wealthiest among us, increased privatization of key public goods, the rollback of social safety net policies, and the criminalization of the most vulnerable among us– Roosevelters have continued to relentlessly pursue our mission to change who writes the rules for

Alumni @ Hyde Park 2019

Alumni @ Hyde Park 2019 Registration | Logistics & Details | FAQs In the past year, we’ve seen some inspiring moments: the highest Midterm turnout since 1914, felon re-enfranchisement in Florida, an overhaul of criminal justice in New York,  and progressive policies like universal basic income, the abolishment of the electoral college, free healthcare have taken a prominent role

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The Financialization of Higher Education at Michigan State University is the latest report from Roosevelt’s Financialization of Higher Education project. To learn more about the project, click here. The US’s higher educational institutions today are a far cry from the promise progressives have envisioned for higher education. Successful public higher educational institutions have, rightly so, been defined