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Action Civics Showcase

  • May
  • 19th
  • 2015

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Join us to celebrate youth voice and activism!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
(Project Presenters, students, and teachers: 2:30-6:30pm)
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington

Now in its 13th year, the Action Civics Showcase is the culminating celebration of the civic activism projects that Mikva youth throughout Chicago have been working on all year. Over 300 teens from 50 high schools across the city will share youth-led solutions to critical issues facing their communities. This year we’re partnered with the CPS Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning to further amplify our young people’s efforts and talents.

Click the flyer for more info. Action Civics Showcase Save the Date-2

Click Here for a recap of the 2014 Action Civics Fair.

Tour the Action Civics Showcase as a visitor or Volunteer as a Project Judge

Mikva Challenge is actively seeking adult volunteers to attend a one-hour portion of the Showcase open house to visit youth projects and provide constructive feedback on their work as a project judge, or to tour the fair as a visitor. If interested, please contact to Louise DiLullo at or at (312) 863-6347, or follow the link below to RSVP as a volunteer or guest.

The Showcase is open to visitors from 4:00-6:00pm, Project Judges may select to participate in 1 of 2 “shifts”, 4:00-5:00pm or 5:00-6:00pm.

Guests and Volunteers: Action Civics Showcase Volunteer and Visitor RSVP

The Action Civics Showcase will be immediately followed by the Mikva Challenge Youth Change-Maker Awards and Annual Benefit. Please click here for more information, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities.


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


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


Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle


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


students campaigned during the 2015-16 Election Season


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

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