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Maliha Sadiq, Communications Director, 312-863-6343 or email

Recent Media Hits

Spring/Summer 2016

Chicago Tribune:Chicago students find bathrooms disgusting, so they get to work
ABC 7: Chicago Students Aim to Improve Relationship with Cops on Basket Ball Court 
Chicago Tribune: ‘Man up’ and ‘girly shoes’ on these middle schoolers’ minds
Lawndale News: On The Table Brings Change 
Chicago Tribune: CPS updates guidelines for transgender students and employees High-schoolers challenge status quo with Project Soapbox competition

Winter 2016

WTTW: Chicago Students Discuss Violence, Safety as Part of Mikva Challenge
ABC News: Mikva Challenge Students Arrive in Iowa
Chicago Tribune: In election year, teachers tackle politics in class
DNAInfo: Over 400 CPS Kids Discuss City Issues, Meet With Adult ‘Decision-Makers’

Fall 2015

WGN-TV: ‘Chicago Wears Condoms’ campaign launched today on World Aids Day
Chicago Tribune: Chicago (and its skyscrapers) wear condoms, thanks to new campaign
Chicago Tribune: West Aurora Student Takes 1st Place in Project Soapbox CompetitionDNAInfo Chicago: After Peers Get Pregnant, South Side Teen Joins Sex Ed Movement

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Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle


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


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


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


Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs


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

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