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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.

Get Involved

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 eross@rooseveltinstitute.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! 

Alumni Associations

  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Detroit
  • 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.

2021-2022 Alumni Board of Advisors

Carl Amritt

Amy Frieder

Will Gabelman

Jas Johl

Adam Jutha

Raaga Kalva

Amy Littleton

Eric Mitzenmacher

Tyer O’Connor

Garrett Shor

Charsaree (Cici) Slomka

Anita Sonawane

Sydney Terry

Jeanne Tilley

Mentorship Opportunities

Click below to let us know that you are interested in mentoring!

Forge Mentorship

Roosevelt | NYC Mentorship

Roosevelt | DC Mentorship

Roosevelt | Chicago Mentorship

Programmatic Opportunities

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
Our 10 Ideas Journal is an annual opportunity for alumni to support the work of current students through policy memos, mentoring student projects, and more.
Emerging Fellowship Thought Partners
Emerging Fellow Thought Partners support Emerging Fellows by providing strategic and research-oriented advice. Thought Partners on the Review Committee also review student white papers.
Spring Incubator Thought Partners
Incubator Thought Partners support student groups pursuing policy projects in our Incubator programs.
Financialization Incubator Thought Partners
Financialization Thought Partners assist students working on our Financialization of Higher Education project by helping them develop their skills, brainstorming research and advocacy strategies, and supporting staff-led trainings.
Alumni Webinars
Alumni webinars are virtual professional development panels that draw upon our alumni’s experiences and skills. Offered throughout the academic year, these webinars are a space to share knowledge on career fields and issue areas.

More Opportunities 

  • 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 alumi Brent Caldwell

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.