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Our Annual Action Civics Showcase is the year-end celebration of youth activism and youth voice in Chicago. Hundreds of young people from schools all around Chicago present their advocacy and activism work to their peers and community leaders. We want…

Posted on May 4, 2017 in Mikva News

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Drawing Inspiration From Amy Mills

Amy Mills is a board member at Mikva Challenge and the vice president of Client Partnership at the Allstate Insurance Company. Her passion for understanding human behavior and motivating them to become their best selves has made her an inspiring leader….

Posted on April 26, 2017 in Mikva News

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Student Spotlight: Joanne Dasalla

Did you know that Mikva Challenge is also in Waukegan, Illinois? Students at the city’s two high schools joined forces to organize and execute a Mayoral Candidate Forum on March 22, 2017. Working in specialized committees with designated tasks, such…

Posted on April 3, 2017 in Mikva News, National News

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  • Tribute to Abner J. Mikva 1926-2016

    Judge Mikva and his wife Zoe founded the Mikva Challenge with the vision of involving city youth in politics and public service. In this section, we honor their life's work.

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66%

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

7,000

young people from 115 schools across Chicagoland participate in Mikva Challenge programs annually

69%

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

2,000+

Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle

88%

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

145

Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs

1,684

students campaigned during the 2015-16 Election Season

50%

of alumni of our Elections in Action programs continue to volunteer for political campaigns, vs. only 2% of 18-29 yr. old nationwide

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