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Don’t miss Mikva Challenge IL’s 2021 Virtual Spring Benefit!

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Championing youth leadership – Lauryn and Karen’s story

Lauryn Redford, a Sophomore at The George Washington University, has been working to address gun violence in DC and beyond ever...

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Register Now, Don’t Miss Mikva IL’s 2021 Spring Benefit!

Register today or donate in lieu of attendance.

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How do Mikva youth compare to peer groups regarding civic engagement?

During the 2020 Presidential Election, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) surveyed young adults –...

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Students Get on Their Soapbox About Issues Important to Them

From Jefferson County Public Schools | March 29, 2021 Students Get on Their Soapbox About Issues Important to Them

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WBEZ: Chicago’s K-8 Classes Are Back To In-Person. But What’s Next For High Schoolers?

From WBEZ By Meha Ahmad | Mar. 25, 6:56 p.m. CT Chicago’s K-8 Classes Are Back To In-Person. But What’s Next...

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Student speeches take on issues

From Concord Monitor | 3/30/21 Student speeches take on issues

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623(!) and counting – Today’s Youth Reshaping Democracy

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ABC: Our Chicago – Town hall examines city’s women in leadership roles amid Women’s History Month

From ABC 7 | Thursday, March 18, 2021 Our Chicago: Town hall examines city’s women in leadership roles amid Women’s History...

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Mikva Challenge DC Virtual Spring Benefit 2021

Mikva Challenge DC Virtual Spring Benefit 2021 | Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:30 – 7:00pm EDT The Mikva DC Spring Benefit...

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Cultivating empathic listening in democratic education

From: Theory & Research in Social Education Cultivating empathic listening in democratic education By: Molly W. Andolina & Hilary G. Conklin...

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Week of Action: CHA Youth Summit

Calling all youth in grades 7-12! This year’s CHA Youth Summit is virtual and will include four days of youth-led workshops...

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Issues to Action Kickoff

Students, you are invited to join a community of other young people from around the country at the Mikva Challenge Issues to...

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2020 Annual Report: Youth Reshaping Democracy

Just out! Read our 2020 Annual Report: Youth Reshaping Democracy. 2020 was a year of challenge and resilience. Mikva continued to...

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Chicago Philippine Reports TV (CPRTV): Interview with Mikva Youth London and Emanuel

From Chicago Philippine Reports TV (CPRTV) | Jan 25, 2021 Chicago Philippine Reports TV (CPRTV): Interview with Mikva Youth London and...

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Youth Reshaping Democracy – Mikva Challenge IL Virtual Spring Benefit

Youth Reshaping Democracy – Mikva Challenge IL Virtual Spring Benefit Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 5 PM – 6 PM CST...

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Block Club Chicago: West Side Violence Prevention Group Helping CPS Design Alternatives To Cops In Schools: ‘A Whole Different Way Of Them Doing Things’

From Block Club Chicago. By: Pascal Sabino | Thursday, January 28th, 2021 West Side Violence Prevention Group Helping CPS Design Alternatives...

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WTTW: CPS Partnering With Community Groups to Rethink School Safety Without Resource Officers

From WTTW. By: Matt Masterson | Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 CPS Partnering With Community Groups to Rethink School Safety Without Resource Officers

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Chicago Sun-times: CPS partners with 5 community groups to develop new safety alternatives to in-school officers

From Chicago Sun-times. By: Sophie Sherry | Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 CPS partners with 5 community groups to develop new safety...

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100 Days // Youth Reshaping Democracy

Mikva Challenge develops youth to be empowered, informed, and active-citizens who will promote a just and equitable society. Join the Mikva...

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