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Our Programs.

Action Civics Classrooms.

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We partner with teachers to develop student skills essential to problem-solving and civic action.

Mikva Challenge’s Action Civics curricula

provides hands-on experiential lessons in:

  • community problem solving (Issues to Action),
  • youth leadership (Student Voice Committees),
  • critical analyses of, and participation in, our electoral systems (Elections in Action),
  • and thoughtful evaluation and creation of media (News, Voice, Power).

Learn more about Mikva Challenge’s Action Civics curricula. Beyond civics curriculum, we help educators create democratic classrooms.

In IL, for more information contact:

Meghan Goldenstein

Managing Director of People and Operations

In DC, for more information contact:

Robyn Lingo

Chief of Strategy & Impact

In CA, for more information contact:

Jill Bass

Chief Education Officer

Curious about bringing Action Civics to your school or community?

Jill Bass

Chief Education Officer

Issues to Action

Through partnerships with teachers, over 15,000 students each year engage in civic action projects that address local issues and advocate for policy change.

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Showcasing Youth Action

Once youth have taken action through our six-step process, we create opportunities for youth to share their work and connect to decision makers and community leaders.

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Project Soapbox

One of the cornerstones of our ITA process is to help youth find their own voice. Project Soapbox is a short speech competition, where students are encouraged to stand up, and speak out about an issue they care about.

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Mikva Challenge has made a huge impact on my students and my instruction. Participating in the Issues to Action programs empowers my students to take action in their communities on issues they really care about. The Mikva curriculum gives me practical ways to honor and incorporate student voices in my instruction – making my classroom both engaging and empowering for my students.

Linda Becker, Mikva Teacher