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Soapbox Nation: Youth Speech Showcase

July 7, 2019 | Washington, D.C. See Mikva Challenge youth in action! Mikva Challenge held its public speaking competition, “Soapbox Nation:...

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Proving ourselves through civic engagement is important for immigrants

From the Daily Herald By Jeromel Lara | 8/26/2019 For immigrants who come to the United States, like my mother and...

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Action Civics highlighted | Education Weekly

‘Action Civics’ Enlists Students in Hands-On Democracy From Education Weekly By Catherine Gewertz | Education Week | March 20, 2019 The...

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Toni Preckwinkle meets with Mikva Juvenile Justice Council

Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, meets with Mikva Juvenile Justice Council The Mikva Juvenile Justice Council...

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Mikva Youth Interview Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams meets MIKVA Challenge’s GRL PWR Before Stacey Abram’s interview with Chicago Sun-Times’s Mary Mitchell, the author, non-profit CEO, and...

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Mikva Alum wants to become the D.C. Council’s first Latino member

Mikva Alum, Angel Henriquez, earned a ‘Right Direction’ award for boosting the involvement of young people and D.C.’s Latino community in...

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Summer Institute 2019

Join educators from around the country to connect to high quality curriculum and inspiring, professional development led by experienced Action Civics...

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Soapbox Nation Youth Speech Showcase

Join us on Tuesday, July 9 at 4pm for the Soapbox Nation youth speech showcase in the Newseum’s Documentary Theater. During...

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Mikva Students speak at LA City Hall

From the Los Angeles Times Student activists inherit the future of Los Angeles Alondrapachecoblog and Arlette Mares JUNE 10, 2019 Students...

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Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Peretti and others Host Comedy Benefit for Mikva Challenge

Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Peretti and others Host Comedy Benefit for Mikva Challenge From Grit Daily: Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Peretti Host Comedy...

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Why I’m Going to be a Student Judge, Again.

By Lucas Vogel Mikva Challenge works with the Chicago Board of Elections to train high school students to serve as election...

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Mikva alumnus, Berto Aguayo

Berto's struggles and experiences as a former gang member have led him on an ardent journey toward social justice. He holds...

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A Mikva Challenge Founder, Jack M. Marco

Jack Marco is the retired Chairman of the Board of The Marco Consulting Group (MCG) an investment consulting firm specializing in...

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Orange County students compete in Project Soapbox

Student orators make their points at Project Soapbox speech competition From the Orange County Department of Education Newsroom: Ian Hanigan January...

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We’re Turning 20!

Mikva Challenge was founded to mark the remarkable public service legacy of Ab and Zoe Mikva. The goal: inspire Chicago city...

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Mentor of the Month: Melissa Binder

By Valonda Roberts, College and Career Connections Program Manager Being an advocate for young people comes in many different forms. Melissa...

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Reflections on Action Civics Summer Institute

By Jill Bass, Chief Education Officer Action Civics Magic was in full effect at the Mikva Challenge Action Civics Summer Institute...

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Mikva Summer Fellows 2018: Internships as a Part of Action Civics

Summer is here bringing warm weather and a new crop of Mikva Summer Fellows. All 63 of them hold internships across...

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James Alford is Our Alum of the Month!

Tell us about your Mikva Challenge experience. My Mikva experience was fun. I really enjoyed it. My AP Government teacher, Mr....

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LET’S SAVE THE FUTURE: A comedy event benefiting Action Civics LA!

Our Action Civics LA team does amazing work to excite and elevate students and teachers to become informed, active, and empowered...

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