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


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


teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs across the country.


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


Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle


students campaigned during the 2015-16 Election Season


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

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