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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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SAC Creates Actionable Changes

The CPS Student Advisory Council (SAC), a group of 21 Chicago Public School students from across the district who have work on issues that affect all young people in the CPS school system, spent the summer researching ways that students…

Posted on January 21, 2018 in Mikva News

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One Year In: YSAC

The Youth Safety Advisory Council (YSAC) is in its first pilot year. Council members are advising the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and were tasked by CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson to seek ways to improve relationships between youth and police in…

Posted on January 18, 2018 in Mikva News

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10th Annual Citywide Project Soapbox

Two weeks ago, nearly 200 Chicago middle and high schoolers dedicated their Saturday to proving they are neither apathetic nor unengaged. Undeterred by the early wakeup it required or the cold rain falling outside, these youth turned out to Jones…

Posted on December 22, 2017 in Mikva News

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