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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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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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Alex Marquez is our alum of the month!

Tell us about your Mikva Challenge experience. My experience with Mikva Challenge was truly life-changing. It kept me away from the dangers of my neighborhood, kept me safe, kept me involved and interested in learning, and kept me surrounded by…

Posted on December 18, 2017 in Mikva Alumni

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JC Strzalka-Steil is our alum of the month!

Tell us about your Mikva Challenge experience.   Participating in Mikva Challenge was a life-changing experience. I was interested in politics from a young age, and Mikva provided me with opportunities through the Elections in Action program to build on…

Posted on November 8, 2017 in Mikva Alumni

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Khiry Johnson is our alum of the month!

Khiry Johnson joined Mikva Challenge as a student at Prosser Career Academy on the west side of Chicago. He was part of Mikva’s Education Council where along with his Council peers he advised then CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Arne…

Posted on October 2, 2017 in Mikva Alumni

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