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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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6,000

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

2,000+

Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle

50%

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

130

Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs

450

students volunteered for political campaigns during the 2012 Presidential Election

66%

of Mikva alumni encourage their friends and family to be politically engaged, vs. only 35% 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

88%

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

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Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 346-3248
 

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