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The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill is Eleanor Roosevelt’s voice and presence in the 21st century. We fully embrace Mrs. Roosevelt’s call to build a better world through far-reaching programs that touch people worldwide – to be her heart, hand, and voice in realizing a better world.

Following the examples set by Mrs. Roosevelt, our programs impact people worldwide and are designed to:

  • Inspire
  • Transform lives
  • Motivate people to take action
  • Promote social justice & human rights for all


"I have never felt that anything really mattered but the satisfaction of knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Your financial support is crucial to providing programming and experiences that reflect Mrs. Roosevelt's leadership and Wisdom.

Be part of developing future socially conscious leaders and advocates for social justice and human rights.

Watch and listen as 2014 Val-Kill Medalist
Leymah Gbowee accepts her Award

Click here to view videos of the other 2014 Medalists

Listen to WAMC's Allison Dunne's
interview of 2014 Medalists
Click here to listen

World Renowned Leaders Pay Homage to Hudson Valley's First Lady
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Val-kill award winners honor Eleanor Roosevelt's example
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2013-2014 Dutchess County Community College Report to the Community
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Looking for that special gift that
nurtures the heart, soul and mind-
and keeps on giving?

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Give - Get - Love - your limited edition of "Tea with Eleanor,"
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Inspiration and Wisdom


Hillary Clinton's Special Message to GLW Girls


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