The Center of a Living Legacy

The Eleanor Roosevelt Center is the voice of Eleanor Roosevelt in the 21st Century.

We believe that every person deserves the opportunity to be inspired and empowered to use their time, talent and resources to contribute to a just and sustainable world, close to home and abroad.

We strive to be Eleanor Roosevelt’s heart, mind and voice in realizing a better world – a world of acceptance, opportunity, dignity and respect for all.

What we do

We foster leadership. We motivate people to take action. We promote social justice and human rights for all. We transform lives.

Our cutting-edge programs and experiences epitomize Eleanor Roosevelt’s passion and commitment to principled leadership, social justice, and human rights. Cultivating this same passion and commitment in young emerging leaders, equips them to be self-reliant and empowered agents of change.

Our efforts are focused on three key pillars: revolutionizing youth leadership, igniting civic engagement and redefining global activism.

Why we do it

The communities where generations build their lives, and the wide-world that influences these communities are confronted with momentous decisions and profound challenges that only we as citizens, can shape.

Tomorrow is now. Eleanor challenged America’s youth to provide compassionate, farsighted leadership in an increasingly complex world. Imparting the ideals, wisdom, vision, and leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt motivates people to action — and indeed can change the world.






Eleanor Roosevelt: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 9 No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.