We believe that who writes the rules matters—which is why the Roosevelt Network is member-driven. With over 130 chapters in nearly 40 states, we support dozens of student-designed and led policy projects each year. Ultimately, we are helping to develop lifelong civic leaders as they take on the challenge of transformative local change.

From the Re:Public and Financialization of Higher Education projects to 10 Ideas, the Roosevelt Network is building a pipeline of diverse emerging leaders and centering work to protect public goods. In 2015, we received the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions for our innovative approach to empowering next-generation leaders.

The Forge Fellowship

Reclaiming Public Power in Local Communities This fellowship is a stipended opportunity for 5–8 students currently enrolled at community colleges and public universities that do not have an existing Roosevelt chapter on their campus. Participants will be trained in core research, policy, organizing, and base-building skills, and receive one-on-one guidance from Roosevelt staff and alumni

Finance is no longer channeling our collective investments to productive uses. Instead, it’s using society’s resources to enrich itself at the cost of students, taxpayers, and communities. The story of finance in the economy is an old and simple one- the finance sector grows and protects the savings of individuals and institutions, and pools them


What do the increase in for-profit colleges and private prisons have in common? Unchecked corporate power in our public institutions. Lack of public control over the provision of public goods demands action now. Our future is not for sale. A mainstay in our politics since post World War II and now embedded in our highest political offices,

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10 Ideas

The Roosevelt Network is proud to present our 10 Ideas journal! Since 2008, this journal has elevated the ideas of young people seeking not only to rewrite the rules for their communities, but also to change who writes them. 10 Ideas is an annual Roosevelt Network program that generates student policy proposals. Each year, students