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2019 Action Civics Summer Institute

Action Civics Summer Institute July 18th & 19th at Loyola University Chicago We are excited to announce the 2019 Mikva Challenge Action Civics Summer Institute. Educators from around the country are invited to connect to high quality curriculum and inspiring,…

Posted on May 7, 2019 in Mikva News

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Why I’m Going to be a Student Judge, Again.

By Lucas VogelMikva Challenge works with the Chicago Board of Elections to train high school students to serve as election judges for local and national elections. High school student Lucas Vogel shares his experience helping voters cast their ballot. When…

Posted on April 2, 2019 in Mikva News

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Mikva Alumni Spotlight: Berto Aguayo

Berto Aguayo is a proud Back of the Yards native, where he was raised by a single mother who emigrated from Mexico. Berto’s struggles and experiences as a former gang member have led him on an ardent journey toward social…

Posted on March 28, 2019 in Mikva News

Mark Muniz
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Meet a Mikva Challenge Founder: Jack M. Marco

Jack M. Marco is the retired Chairman of the Board of The Marco Consulting Group (MCG) an investment consulting firm specializing in multi-employer benefit funds. The 60-person firm based in Chicago, IL, was established in January 1988 with additional offices…

Posted on March 11, 2019 in Mikva News

Mark Muniz
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Mikva Challenge Celebrates 20 Years!

Mikva Challenge was founded to mark the remarkable public service legacy of Ab and Zoe Mikva. The goal: inspire Chicago city youth to participate in democracy through real-life electoral experiences. After 20 years of igniting generations of youth leaders to…

Posted on January 11, 2019 in Mikva News

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Reflections on Action Civics Summer Institute

By: Jill Bass, Chief Education Officer Action Civics Magic was in full effect at the Mikva Challenge Action Civics Summer Institute July 19-20th.  This summer learning opportunity was hosted by Mikva Challenge, in partnership with Loyola Chicago, to convene and…

Posted on August 27, 2018 in Mikva News

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


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


Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle


teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs across the country.


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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