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Mikva Challenge Announces The Founder’s Circle

Between 2019 – 2022, we aim to raise over $20 million to grow our impact throughout the United States. You can...

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21st Annual Spring Benefit 

Join us as we celebrate the power of youth voice – at a Sneaker Ball! 21st Annual Spring Benefit | Wednesday, April 29,...

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Teaching hope during the 2020 campaign season

From good.is. By: Sarah Stitzlein / The Conversation | 05.06.19 https://www.good.is/articles/teaching-hope-2020

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Learning How to Hope: Reviving Democracy through Schools and Civil Society

Sarah Stitzlein’s new book, Learning How to Hope: Reviving Democracy through Schools and Civil Society uses Mikva Challenge’s Action Civics curricula...

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Missouri Teens Head To Iowa To Learn About Caucuses, Political Campaigns Up Close

From NPR | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO By RYAN DELANEY | JAN 12, 2020 https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-teens-head-iowa-learn-about-caucuses-political-campaigns-close#stream/0

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Students share thoughts on social issues at Soapbox NYC

From am New York. By: Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech | January 6, 2020 https://www.amny.com/editorial/students-share-thoughts-on-social-issues-at-soapbox-nyc/

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Chicago, DC and Detroit area youth head to Iowa to campaign for Presidential candidates

For media inquiries:  Mary Carlson  Office: 312-471-2004  | Cell: 773-837-8388 |  Email: mary@mikvachallenge.org   Friday, January 17, 2020 – Sunday, January...

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Civics Education and Student-Driven Civic Action

From Edutopia. By Karen Lee | December 13, 2019 https://www.edutopia.org/article/civics-education-and-student-driven-civic-action  

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D.C. could reinvent civics education

From the Washington Post. By: Robyn Lingo | Issue: December 13, 2019 https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/local-opinions/dc-could-reinvent-civics-education/2019/12/13/10fd06c6-1060-11ea-bf62-eadd5d11f559_story.html

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Getting Started With Culturally Responsive Teaching

From Edutopia. By: Nikki Williams Rucker | Issue: December 10, 2019 https://www.edutopia.org/article/getting-started-culturally-responsive-teaching

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From Mobilizing Youth Voters to Developing Lifelong Civic Leaders

From Social Education. By: Jill Bass and Brian Brady | Issue: November/December, 2019 https://www.socialstudies.org/publications/socialeducation/november-december2019 Every four years during the presidential election...

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How civics inspires students to get involved

From District Administration. By: Matt Zalaznick | Issue: November/December, 2019 November 1, 2019 https://districtadministration.com/civic-education-curriculum-inspires-citizenship/  

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Mikva’s Robyn Lingo sits in on The Kojo Nnamdi Show: What Do Local Students Think Of National Politics?

From The Kojo Nnamdi Show. Produced by Margaret Barthel and Cydney Grannan | Posted: Tuesday, Nov 19 2019 • 9 p.m....

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Soapbox challenge – Marquette County students get & give civics lessons

From the Mining Journal. By LISA BOWERS | Posted: NOV 9, 2019 https://www.miningjournal.net/news/front-page-news/2019/11/soapbox-challenge/

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Mikva Youth Connect at Onsite College and Leadership Form

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Marquette Senior High School Soapbox Showcase

From the Fox UP. By Megan O’Connor | Posted: Fri 5:11 PM, Oct 25, 2019 | Updated: Fri 9:18 PM, Oct...

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A Road Map to Safer Streets: Addressing the Gun Violence Epidemic in D.C.

A research project undertaken by Mikva Challenge DC’s Elections in Action Youth Leadership Team Written by Amir Rashed BS and Rebecca...

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What Does It Mean To Be An Elections in Action Youth Leader?

By: Amana Seaton One of my favorite quotes to live by is by the late Gandhi, “The future depends on what...

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Our National Politicians Could Get a Civics Lesson From DC Students

By: Robyn Lingo Many of us are discouraged about the state of our democracy, tired of watching a never-ending saga of...

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Young People Get on their Soapbox in the Nation’s Capital

This past school year, 20,000+ young people delivered original Soapbox speeches on the most important issues facing their communities. Peers, teachers,...

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Mikva Challenge Releases: Issues to Action…2020!

Amidst the polarization and gridlock of national politics, this newly revamped curriculum is equipping young people nationwide to take informed civic...

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