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James Alford is Our Alum of the Month!

Tell us about your Mikva Challenge experience.   My Mikva experience was fun. I really enjoyed it. My AP Government teacher, Mr. Kubey was my Mikva teacher at Kenwood Academy. I believe that he is still a Mikva teacher today….

Posted on July 3, 2018 in Mikva Alumni

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Apply Now for TFI Chicago Fellows Tribute Grant!

Mikva Challenge, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, is pleased to announce the availability of funding to community-based organizations to implement a project addressing one or more of the key issue areas identified by The Fellowship Initiative (TFI) Fellows. Eligibility and…

Posted on April 2, 2018 in Mikva News

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


teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs across the country.


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


Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle


of Mikva alumni are registered voters, vs. only 53% 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


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

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