Mikva Challenge

Civics Course Service Learning Student Voice

Grade Levels: 6-12

Mikva Challenge offers teachers curricula, professional development workshops, student events, and other classroom supports designed to help youth become empowered, informed, and active citizens who will promote a just and equitable society.

Teachers can participate in any combination of three program areas:
- Project Soapbox (a public speaking curriculum)
- Issues to Action (identify an issue, examine root causes & take action)
- Elections in Action (youth take electoral action such as serving as Student Election Judges, campaigning for candidates, and/or hosting events ranging from voter education drives to candidate forums)

Learn about Mikva's programming in Illinois: https://mikvachallenge.org/locations/illinois/

  • Professional Development
  • Curricular enrichment provider
  • Experiential Learning (Classroom)
Powerful Practices
  • Informed Action/Experiential Learning
  • Relevant/ Authentic Content
  • Examine Who We Are
Social Science Core Areas
  • Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education
  • Powerful Practices
  • Inquiry-Driven
29 Engaged Schools
School Address Grade levels
Acero Charter Schools - Major Hector P. Garcia MD 4248 W 47TH ST 9-12
ASPIRA Charter School - Haugan Middle School 3729 W LELAND AVE 6-8
Benito Juarez Community Academy High School 1450 W CERMAK RD 9-12
Charles Allen Prosser Career Academy High School 2148 N LONG AVE 9-12
Charles N Holden Elementary School 1104 W 31ST ST PK,K-8
CICS - Northtown 3900 W PETERSON AVE 9-12
David G Farragut Career Academy High School 2345 S CHRISTIANA AVE 9-12
Eric Solorio Academy High School 5400 S ST LOUIS AVE 9-12
Friedrich W von Steuben Metropolitan Science HS 5039 N KIMBALL AVE 9-12
Gage Park High School 5630 S ROCKWELL ST 9-12
George Washington High School 3535 E 114TH ST 9-12
Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy HS 250 E 111TH ST 7-12
John F Kennedy High School 6325 W 56TH ST 9-12
John Hancock College Preparatory High School 4034 W 56TH ST 9-12
Kenwood Academy High School 5015 S BLACKSTONE AVE 7-12
Lincoln Park High School 2001 N ORCHARD ST 9-12
Louisa May Alcott College Preparatory HS 2957 N HOYNE AVE 9-12
Marvin Camras Elementary School 3000 N MANGO AVE PK,K-8
Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet High School 5101 W HARRISON ST 9-12
Noble - Pritzker College Prep 4131 W CORTLAND AVE 9-12
Northside College Preparatory High School 5501 N KEDZIE AVE 9-12
Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy 7651 S HOMAN AVE 9-12
Wendell Phillips Academy High School 244 E PERSHING RD 9-12
Whitney M Young Magnet High School 211 S LAFLIN ST 7-12
William E Dever Elementary School 3436 N OSCEOLA AVE PK,K-8
William J Bogan High School 3939 W 79TH ST 9-12
William Jones College Preparatory High School 700 S STATE ST 9-12
William P Gray Elementary School 3730 N LARAMIE AVE PK,K-8
World Language Academy High School 3120 S KOSTNER AVE 9-12
Mikva Challenge



200 S. Michigan
Chicago IL, IL


Carla Rubalcava
Managing Director of IL Programs

Meghan Goldstein
Senior Program Director

Vernee Green
Chief Executive Officer