Roosevelt @ DePaul University’s Douglas Ortiz writes on the Higher education crisis in Illinois: If Governor Rauner wants our support for his turnaround agenda, he needs to start working for it. And if he’s not going to talk about higher education in Illinois, we are. Read the full piece here.

Roosevelt is home to the nation’s largest network of emerging doers and thinkers—young people who are committed to reimagining and rewriting the rules in their communities. Our members are organized on 130+ campuses in 40 states nationwide, from four-year universities to community colleges, partnering with policy makers and communicators to provide them with clear, principled ideas

Chicago Leaders Class

We’re bringing together students from universities  across Chicagoland, for a first-of-its kind leadership class designed for undergraduate students. Students interested in researching, writing and enacting policy change on their campus and in their Illinois community will come together in this inaugural leadership class to develop critical public policy and organizational leadership skills. From March to

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Jennifer Kim, pulling on her work with the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, argues that local governments are more adept at collaborating that state government accounts for. Intergovernmental collaboration is not a foreign concept to municipalities: examples include massive insurance pools birthed from COGs that bring together over 500 municipalities just in Illinois; a municipality-led joint-purchasing initiative so successful

Progress Illinois highlights the NextGen Illinois agenda created by Roosevelt and Young Invincibles. The agenda crowdsourced ideas from thousands of young people in the state of Illinois. Ahead of Rauner’s first State of the State address back in February, Young Invincibles and the student-run Roosevelt Institute Campus Network released a 10-item, Millennial-driven policy platform developed

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Brenna Conway details how Governor Rauner’s 2015 budget plan is not in line with what young Illinoisians want. Young people in Illinois are both aware and concerned about the future of our state. Over several months last year, hundreds of students and young workers came together through the NextGen Illinois project to discuss ways to improve employment,

Rachel Reimenschneider, critiquing Illinois Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address, cite the importance of young people in building a stronger state. While Rauner’s concern for keeping Illinois competitive with neighboring states was undeniable, the issues most important to the state’s young people, such as the environment, scarcely were mentioned. Read more in the State

Interview with Matthew Fischler ’10 and Rahul Rekhi ‘13 Roosevelt alums in Forbes 30 Under 30 for Law & Policy 2015 Interviewed by Joe McManus, Special Initiatives Director This transcript has been edited for length and clarity. Joe McManus: How did you first get involved in Roosevelt? Rahul Rekhi: I reached out to Rajiv Narayan,

NextGen Illinois

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Roosevelt @ Illinois

We’re putting Roosevelt ideas into action in Illinois. With the federal government in perpetual gridlock, states are an important testing ground for rewriting the rules – and a way to improve the lives of millions of people. The Prairie State can benefit from the creativity of our thinkers and doers as it faces a chronically overburdened

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