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The Power and Wisdom of Young People

Our hearts go out to the Parkland Community as it mourns the loss of its 17 students and educators who were murdered in the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. No community should have to experience this…

Posted on February 26, 2018 in National News

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Sharon Alvarado is Our Alum of the Month!

At the recent Mikva Challenge Youth Summit, Sharon was teaching a group of high school youth about health careers, finding a passion for health and how to administer emergency first aid.  Sharon a freshman at University of Illinois – Chicago,…

Posted on February 12, 2018 in Mikva Alumni

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MYC and Preparing for Post-School Success

Every year, Mikva’s Mayoral Youth Commission addresses a different issue that impacts young people across Chicago. This year, the 20 young people who make up the Commission asked the question, “How might the City of Chicago support and prepare all…

Posted on January 25, 2018 in Mikva News

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teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs across the country.


Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle


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


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


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

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