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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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An interview with Jaclyn Jacunski

An interview with the artist Jaclyn Jacunski, whose work is on display at the Weinberg/Newton Gallery by Jacob Naszke Jacob Naszke: I’m one of the youth curators of Weinberg/Newton Gallery’s current show, Bold Disobedience. The gallery will showcase my conversations with…

Posted on September 7, 2017 in Mikva News

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