Democracy is a verb.



Our partners are essential allies that believe in our mission and help us achieve our goals

  • ACT Now Coalition
  • Adler Planetarium
  • After School Matters
  • Albany Park Neighborhood Association
  • Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago
  • Brighton Park Neighborhood Association
  • Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement
  • Chicago City Council
  • Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Chicago Freedom School
  • Chicago History Museum
  • Chicago Park District
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Chicago Scholars
  • Chicago Votes
  • Chicago Youth Voices Network
  • City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services
  • City of Chicago Summer of Learning
  • Community Media Workshop
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago
  • Cook County Clerk’s Office
  • Cook County Commissioners
  • Cook County Justice Advisory Council
  • Cook County President’s Office
  • DePaul University Egan Center and Steans Center
  • Digital Youth Network
  • Earth Force
  • Evanston Scholars
  • Facing History, Facing Ourselves Chicago
  • Free Spirit Media
  • Gary Comer Center
  • Generation Citizen
  • Greater Auburn Gresham Quad Cities Community Development Project
  • HIVE Learning Network Chicago
  • Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
  • Legal Assistance Foundation
  • LISC Chicago
  • Logan Square Neighborhood Association
  • Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Moran Center for Youth Advocacy
  • Project NIA
  • Resurrection Project
  • Roosevelt Institute
  • Roosevelt University
  • Smart Chicago Collaborative
  • Southwest Organizing Project
  • UIC Center for Civic Engagement
  • Umoja
  • University Community Collaborative
  • University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research
  • University of Chicago Crime Lab
  • Young Invincibles
  • Youth on Board


teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs across the country.


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


Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle


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


students campaigned during the 2015-16 Election Season


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


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


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

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