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Center For Action Civics

Welcome to the Center for Action Civics!

The Center for Action Civics is a project of Mikva Challenge, a non-partisan organization that challenges high school students throughout Chicago to be active participants in the political process through elections, activism and policy-making programs.

At The Center for Action Civics, we:

  • know that young adults learn civics best when they are actively engaged in democratic activities inside and outside the classroom
  • believe that our schools, neighborhoods and city can be transformed by the insight and expertise of these young civic leaders
  • know that teachers and schools are the centerpiece to developing future civic leaders, activists, and policymakers

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Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle


Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs


students volunteered for political campaigns during the 2012 Presidential Election


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


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


young people from 110 schools across Chicagoland participate in Mikva Challenge programs annually


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


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

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