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The Roosevelt Institute | Summer Academy aims to bring those committed to progressive change together to enable them with the tools, experiences, and community to be powerful actors in the political process.

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Policy matters - from City Hall to the community center, from the White House to the social innovation hub. How people, institutions, ideas, and resources come together to solve our greatest challenges ultimately determines the direction of our communities and country.

Now more than ever, there is a need for young people capable of tackling complex problems and systems, invested in building stronger communities, and inspired by the power of ideas in action. The Roosevelt Institute | Summer Academy aims to bring those committed to progressive change together to enable them with the tools, experiences, and community to be powerful actors in the political process. 

As the largest student policy organization in the country, we are dedicated to equipping a generation to be visionary thinkers and bold actors. In the past, Summer Academy Fellows have designed innovative community engagement methods, contributed to major publications, and implemented their ideas on greening Chicago.  Want to take initiative? Think creatively about solving problems? Explore the policymaking process? Challenge your own thinking? Design the change? Then we are looking for YOU!

Apply Today  

Deadline: Feburary 25th, 2014

Questions about the program?  Contact our Summer Academy Coordinator, Etana Jacobi. 

Meet our 2013 fellows

Click here  to meet out 2013 Summer Academy Fellows.

See photos from the 2013 summer here.

Read the Team Based Challenge policy briefs here.

Meet our 2012 fellows 

Click here to meet our 2012 Summer Academy Fellows.

See photos from the 2012 summer here.

Meet our 2011 Fellows

Click here to meet our 2011 Summer Academy Fellows.

See photos from the 2011 summer here.

 

Read and listen to past Summer Academy Fellows regarding their experiences in Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C. here.
Hear it from a Fellow!