developed for youth in Chicago, Mikva DC began as a small pilot program, working with 200 students at four schools in 2014-15. Today, we are making a real citywide impact, reaching over 1,200 local students at more than 30 schools across our city and have expanded our reach by 500% since our pilot year. Through our partnerships with classroom teachers, we integrate action civics into students’ classroom experiences, and provide opportunities for students to engage in real-life democratic experiences outside of the classroom, through our Elections in Action and Summer Fellowship programs.
1220 L St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Because I learned about civic engagement during high school, I know how to go about dismantling processes that are inconsistent with my beliefs on justice. I can have a civil conversation with someone who has a completely different perspective and rally on the one area in which we share common ground. I pay attention to round tables and the way politicians vote on certain bills. What I’d like to highlight, however, is that these skills aren’t just practical, but they also require critical thinking, solidarity and compassion, which I think our world can always use a little bit more.
We support educators and young people across the country with engaging, Action Civics curriculum and programming that helps youth develop skills and removes barriers to be involved community leaders.Learn More