CPS Student Advisory Council “honored for excellence”

Our Student Advisory Council (SAC) was “honored for excellence” by the Chicago Public School Board for all the work they have done this past year on bringing more resources to neighborhood schools.

IMG_18681Our Senior Program Director, Steven, introduced the council at the CPS board meeting and thanked Dr. Jackson (CPS CEdO), Eva Giglio, Cristina Salgado, and Jessica Marshall for their partnership and support of the Student Advisory Council. He spoke about how the council aligns with Dr. Jackson’s vision for CPS to promote student voice and leadership. (If you are interested in seeing Dr. Jackson’s CPS Vision here’s the link).
Pedro Garcia, one of the council youth leaders and a senior from Roosevelt High School, spoke about the councils work on how neighborhood high schools can engage their communities. He also talked about how as a student activist, programs like SAC allow young people to have a hand in informing policy. He shared that having the access and relationship with Dr. Jackson has been one of his favorite parts of being in the council but then quickly added how attending Obama’s Farewell Speech and meeting his idol Bill Nye was pretty amazing too!

Dr. Jackson closed out by talking about how much the council meant to her and how even with their light heartedness and smiles, they are hard workers and have pushed barriers to inspire her to see the importance of neighborhood schools.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin

Posted on May 25, 2017 in Mikva News

Mikva Challenge
View Author's Posts
  • Mikva News

    Stay up to date

    Read all the latest updates and sign up for the @mikvachallenge newsletter Sign Up
  • National News

    Mikva Challenge is now in LA and Washington, DC! Read about our national Action Civics work.
  • Mikva Alumni

    We have 65,000 alums doing amazing work. Read about how Mikva impacted their lives and what they’re up to now.
  • Political Transformation Series

    We believe there is a moment in people’s lives, often when they're young, that makes them excited and passionate about politics and their communities. Our Political Transformation Series is about capturing those moments and sharing them with the world to inspire more young people to follow that path.

    Email inquiries@mikvachallenge.org if you would like to share your transformative moment with us.
  • 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.

    View All

145

Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs

1,684

students campaigned during the 2015-16 Election Season

2,000+

Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle

9,506

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

6,900

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

88%

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

69%

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

66%

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

332 S Michigan Ave
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 863-6340

Mikva Challenge DC
1220 L St NW, Suite 605
Washington, DC 20005
Action Civics LA
1000 N. Alameda Street
Suite 340
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 346-3248 Send us An Email
 

Join Our Newsletter

Sign up to get the latest news and updates from Mikva Challenge

Center For Action Civics
Mikva Challenge
X

© 2017 - Mikva Challenge - Non Profit Web Design by Idea Marketing Group