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145

Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs

69%

of Mikva alumni continue to volunteer in their communities, vs. only 36% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide

9,506

young people served in the Chicagoland area, California and Washington DC

2,000+

Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle

6,900

students from 117 schools nationwide presented speeches and/or worked on civic action projects

1,684

students campaigned during the 2015-16 Election Season

66%

of Mikva alumni encourage their friends and family to be politically engaged, vs. only 35% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide

88%

of Mikva alumni are registered voters, vs. only 53% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide

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