Democracy is a verb.



Mikva Challenge Board of Directors

Sharon Bush, Board Chair
Managing Director, Grand Victoria Foundation

Jack Marco, Treasurer
Chairman, Marco Consulting Group (retired)

Jenné Myers, Secretary
CEO, Chicago Cares

Peter Barber
Executive Vice President & Principal, Lipman Hearne

Dr. Cynthia Barron
School Leadership Coach, University of Illinois at Chicago

Christopher Butler
President & CEO, Citizen Consulting Group

Cynthia Canary
Senior Adviser, Committee for Economic Development; Director, Independent Maps

Michael J. Cassel
Director, Global Corporate Citizenship, Boeing

Robert Ellis
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Andrea Jett Fletcher
Executive Director, French-American Chamber of Commerce of Chicago

Sanford “Sandy” Horwitt
Author and Civic Education Consultant

Sarah Kammerer
Program Officer, Susan Crown Exchange

Reyahd Kazmi
Director, Business & Government Strategies National Youth Advocate Program, Inc.

Lisbeth Leanos
Legislative Affairs, Illinois Department of Employment Security

Keith Lewis
Director of Programs for READI Chicago, Heartland Alliance

John Marco
Senior Vice President, Segal Marco Advisors

Rito Martinez
VP of National Programs, Surge Institute

Amy Mills
Vice President, Human Resources , Allstate Insurance Company

David Narefsky
Partner, Mayer Brown

Mark Rosenberg
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, UBS

Jacqueline Shiff
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Aspen Institute, Youth & Engagement Programs

Amy Singh
Principal, Law Offices of Amy K. Singh, P.C. and Amy K. Singh Professional Services, Inc.

Brian Whalen
Vice President, International Truck and Engine Corp. (retired)

Dr. Lauren S. Young
CEO, LJYoung

Zoe Mikva, Life member, non-voting
Retired Educator and Policy Advocate

Mikva Challenge Emerging Leaders Board

Amy Altman
Ellie Bahrmasel
Miguel A. Blancarte Jr.
Marisa Christie
Rebecca Cohen
Debra Cohen
Lydia Colunga-Merchant
Dan Craig
Leann Gaines
Adolfo Hernandez
Keely Jones
John Keller
Farihah Khandaker
Danny Levi
Eva Liu
Azi Lowenthal
Carolyn Mehta
Beth Mitchell
Candace Moore
Burrell Poe
Erin Roberts
Kianna Robinson
Jeremy Rose
Joey Rudas
Danielle Rudas Goodman
Erice Smith
Charles Smith
Aaron Tucker
Vanessa Wasserman
Jai Winston
Donna Yuen


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


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


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


students campaigned during the 2015-16 Election Season


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


teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs across the country.


Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle


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

200 S Michigan Ave.
Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 863-6340

Mikva Challenge DC
1220 L St NW, Suite 605
Washington, DC 20005
Action Civics LA
10401 Venice Blvd #721
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(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

© 2018 - Mikva Challenge