Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: February 3, 2011, 9:40 PM
Mikva Challenge is a non-partisan nonprofit that trains the next generation of civic leaders to take action now through innovative programs that put young people at the center of the democratic process. Our mission is to develop the next generation of civic leaders, activists and policymakers by giving young people the opportunity to actively participate in the political process. By opening up spaces for democratic education and youth participation in Chicago schools and government, we strive to prioritize the needs of low-income youth and under-resourced Chicago neighborhoods and schools. Currently, we engage more than 5000 students from over 80 Chicago schools in the skills needed to become active participants in their schools and communities.