Roosevelt Alumna Naomi Ahsan shared remarks at our Policy By and For Reception in DC on June 18. “Good evening. It’s a pleasure to be with you all tonight and see some familiar friendly faces and meet some new folks. My name is Naomi Ahsan. I am currently working at the Department of Justice before

Here’s What’s Next

At University of North Carolina­ Chapel Hill, Roosevelters Emily Cerciello, Missy Brown, Muad Hrezi and Tope Olofintuyi are leading an effort at their school to create a comprehensive toolkit for local pediatricians to help connect their low income and at­ risk clients to service providers. Working with the North Carolina Pediatric Society, they are placing

Roosevelt @ In Action: Tulane

At Tulane, Roosevelter Courtney Liss is working on her campus to support the Campus Accountability and Safety Act currently being debated in the US Senate. Courtney raised money on her campus to create an awareness campaign, including a week of window paintings, a substantial letter writing campaign and several meetings with campus groups and administration

At City College of NY, Roosevelter Josh Kemp is working to pilot a Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program in NYC as a precursor to state legislation that would support Dual Language Immersion programs in elementary schools state­wide. DLI programs have been touted for their successes in helping students of all backgrounds achieve higher levels in

At Amherst, Roosevelters have worked with both school administrators and stakeholders in the surrounding Pioneer Valley to build a system of community access to many of the benefits of the University, fight brain drain and improve the local economy. Rethinking Communities at Amherst is a new way of approaching social problems, moving from single­ issue

At University of Michigan, Roosevelters are working with school administrators to develop procurement processes that provide opportunities for local, minority and women owned businesses. As a publicly-funded anchor institution with a budget of over $1 billion in goods and services each year, the university has the opportunity to ensure that these transactions help support the

On September 17, 2015, the Roosevelt Institute and Ford Foundation hosted a launch for the book Women and Girls Rising: Progress and resistance around the world. With a keynote by Shahra Razavi of UN Women, the event also celebrated of the 20th anniversary of the historic UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. The

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