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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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How civics inspires students to get involved: Watching democracy in action shifts students from recipients to leader of their own learning

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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An International Perspective on “Democracy is a Verb.”

By: Aghadeer Alhreirat, Mikva DC International Fellow My internship experience at Mikva Challenge DC was a very fulfilling, memorable and rewarding...

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Comics In The Classroom: Teaching Democracy

From the Beachwood Reporter September 24, 2019 The annual Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey finds that only 26% of Americans can...

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Young People Are Leaders Now

Picture this, it’s summer time in DC, the weather is warm, it’s summer barbecue season, baseball is in session, and school...

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Is Democracy a Verb?

School is back in session and students are learning about nouns & verbs, new mathematical equations, and the periodic table. And...

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C-SPAN in the Classroom visits Mikva Challenge Schools

On Friday, Sept. 20 C-SPAN in the Classroom sent its iconic C-SPAN bus to two suburban Mikva Challenge schools in Lake County. Students...

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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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