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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 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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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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students campaigned during the 2015-16 Election Season


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


Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle


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


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


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

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