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AmeriCorps Alums seeks two Eli J. Segal AmeriCorps Alums Leadership Awardees.
Applications are due by August 31, 2016, to Ben Duda at

Additional award information, eligibility, application instructions, and award winner commitments
and expectations are outlined below and in this flyer

About Eli Segal & the Award

Eli J. Segal has been described as the "father of AmeriCorps.” He served as the first CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and under his leadership AmeriCorps was created. To honor Eli, and build upon his legacy, AmeriCorps Alums gives the Eli J. Segal AmeriCorps Alums Leadership Award to recognize the achievement and potential of an outstanding alum whose work, after completing his or her service in AmeriCorps, demonstrates entrepreneurial vision and leadership to make this a better world.

Being awarded the Eli J. Segal AmeriCorps Alums Leadership Award automatically enrolls the awardee in the Segal Fellows Leadership Program (see below for full program description). 

Award Eligibility
Potential candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • Have demonstrated strong communication, collaboration, and leadership skills while serving in AmeriCorps
  • Be a graduating Corps member in August 2016 or have less than three years post-AmeriCorps experience
  • Be able to attend the mandatory Segal Fellows Program Retreat, October 21st-23rd in Boston, MA. Travel and accommodations will be provided. 
  • Preference will be given to applicants residing in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. region
  • Members of under-represented populations (African American, Latino/a, and Native American) are highly encouraged to apply

About the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

The Fellows Program provides emerging leaders an opportunity to join a community of other like-minded changemakers. These leaders collaborate across sectors and topic areas to break down silos and create solutions in the pursuit of a more just and equitable world.

There are over 90 inspiring, diverse, and multi-generational fellows who are already leaders in their communities, as well as a network of over 500 Founders and program partners. In addition to AmeriCorps Alums, Fellows gain entry into the program through partnerships with diverse leaders from Brandeis, City Year, CNCS, and the Service Year Alliance. For more information about the program, please visit

How to Apply or Nominate an Awardee (due by 8/31/2016)
Please submit the following ...

  • Self-nominees are invited to submit a resume and cover letter by August 31st to
    • In the cover letter, participants should address:
      • How AmeriCorps was a transformative experience for them,
      • Why they would benefit from the professional development resources of a fellowship, and
      • Why they believe that pursuing racial equity in the nonprofit sector is critical to making communities safer, stronger, and healthier
    • Applicants should provide contact information for two references, including one from a program staff or site supervisor form their AmeriCorps year
  • Nominators (like Program Managers or Site Supervisors) are invited to nominate using the same protocol as above on behalf of your graduating Corps member or alum. Please also ensure your nominee can meet all requirements of the award and the Segal Fellows Leadership Program, including the trip to Boston in October.

Benefits of the Award & Joining the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program at Brandeis University

  • Be matched with a seasoned professional to act as your personal mentor throughout your fellowship year
  • Gain entrance to an inter-generational network and group of peers who share a similar mission-driven mindset for being engaged in the community and seeking unique, collaborative solutions for current societal problems
  • Be partnered with a near-peer "buddy" who will support your entrance into the program as a new Segal Fellow
  • Engage with the program's unique partners and incredible leaders across the country.
  • Expand your personal network of other service alums (nearly 50% of our Fellows completed a year or more of service)
  • Participate in a series of workshops and sessions that use the Segal Citizen Leadership curriculum focusing on developing and identifying your personal strengths, workstyle, trajectory and goals alongside a cohort of other new Segal Fellow AmeriCorps Alums in D.C. and Boston. 

Additional Information 

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