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Mikva Challenge - College Connections

  • Mikva Challenge - College Connections
  • 332 S Michigan Ave
    Suite 400
  • Chicago, IL 60604
  • (312) 863-6340
  • Valonda Roberts
  • College Connections Coordinator
  • 312-863-6359

Program Description

Mission

Mikva Challenge develops youth to be informed, empowered, and active citizens and community leaders. We do this by engaging youth in action civics, an authentic and transformative learning process built on youth voice and youth expertise.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 0%
  • White: 5%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 5%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 40%
  • African American: 50%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 7000
  • Middle School: 800
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 100

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%