What makes Roosevelt alumni special? Simple. Alumni are the manifestation of the Roosevelt Network’s theory of change.
For 16 years and counting, our Network has trained undergraduates in the ways of progressive policy making. Our work has brought together thousands of progressive thinkers and organizers, equipping them with the skills, tools, and networks to build public power in their communities. The ubiquity of alumni in places of progressive power–from the White House to community organizers and social entrepreneurs–demonstrates the value of this community.
Our alumni program grew exponentially in 2020, and we are excited to share our first alumni annual report with you. Read the report to learn more about our work this past year and why alumni are critical to the Network’s vision of change.
The Roosevelt Network invites alumni of all ages—whether you’re fresh out of college or well into your career—to contribute to our mission in a variety of ways. We are organized into city- and region-based associations that build community, support student projects, and create space for progressive policy conversations. We also offer leadership positions and network-wide programming, such as webinars, an alumni book club, and more.
Alumni: please let us know your interests and how you’d like to get involved by completing this brief survey. To learn more about starting an association in your community, reach out to Eamon Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a member of our alumni associations, you can immerse yourself in policy, connect with progressive activists, and support the work of current students. Wherever your interests lie, there’s an opportunity for you!
The Roosevelt alumni network is made up of members across the United States and around the world. While our stories and perspectives vary, we all share the common goal of changing who writes the rules.
Roosevelt alumni are a force to be reckoned with. Spread throughout the United States and around the world, alumni continue to work toward fulfilling the ideals of American democracy and building true public power. We represent diverse backgrounds, geographies, and professions and serve our communities in various ways.
Yet our alumni’s impact extends beyond local geographies; we are helping Roosevelt Network develop the next generation of policymakers, organizers, and advocates nationwide. From serving as mentors and thought partners for students to collaborating with network staff on strategy and building progressive infrastructure in their local communities, alumni actively contribute to the network’s success.
Join us this August for a celebration of you, our alumni community. Virtual Alumni @ Hyde Park 2021 is our premier alumni convening of the year, where alumni convene across geographies and industries to rekindle friendships, grow as professionals, and contribute to the progressive policy movement. Register here to partake in a momentous weekend of reflection, learning, and fun.
- New York City
- Washington, DC
- San Francisco
Don’t see your city listed above? Reach out to Eamon Ross to learn more about starting an association in your community.
2021-2021 Alumni Board of Advisors
Charsaree (Cici) Slomka
Alumni expertise, experience, and connections have a global impact. By integrating alumni into our core national programming, Roosevelt Network ensures programming is based on issue-area expertise, and that can bring together alumni and students located in more isolated areas. From our incubator series to the 10 Ideas Journal and more, there are numerous opportunities for alumni to be a part of our programs.
10 Ideas Editors & Thought Partners
Emerging Fellowship Thought Partners
Spring Incubator Thought Partners
Financialization Incubator Thought Partners
- Alumni @ Hyde Park: The network’s annual Alumni @ Hyde Park gathering was created as a parallel experience to students’ Hyde Park gathering. Alumni have called it invigorating, refreshing, and motivating.
- Alumni @ Midyear: Every year, we invite alumni based in New York City to attend our midyear student leadership conference and participate in programming.
- Progressive Job Listings: We regularly share job listings in the progressive space, specifically catered to the interests of alumni. Make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter or join one of our official alumni groups on Facebook and LinkedIn to stay informed of career opportunities.
- Join Online Communities: Visit our alumni groups on Facebook and LinkedIn to stay up to date with network opportunities and connect with Roosevelters.
As a Roosevelt alum, you also get access to exclusive special promotions like the Giving Back Savings Account with Amalgamated Bank.
Through Amalgamated Bank’s Giving Back Savings account, Roosevelters have an opportunity not only to bank with a progressive and union-backed institution but also to earn a competitive interest rate of 1 percent APY—half of which is matched at the end of each year and donated to Roosevelt. Other Amalgamated benefits include fee-free access to 40,000 Allpoint® ATMs nationwide, no monthly balance requirements, and no minimum deposit fees. To top it all off, you’ll even get a Roosevelt-branded debit card!
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Roosevelt Alumni are eligible for a minimum scholarship of 30% of tuition per semester in any of the master’s programs at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. Learn more here.