This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Or Tzedek Community Organizing Internship yearly cohort for teens. Click here to learn more!
The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs is working to transform Chicago into a city free of poverty, racism and antisemitism, by mobilizing the Jewish community to be a powerful voice for economic and racial justice. For 55 years, we have worked in partnership with diverse coalitions and directly impacted communities to address the root causes of disparity and advocate for concrete improvements in people’s lives. With a growing membership of nearly 2,000 Jews across Chicagoland, we bring a committed base to three main program areas: issue-based campaigns, youth engagement and community investment. JCUA is the only Jewish organization based in Chicago using a community organizing model to advance systemic change on domestic issues with a local focus.
We hope you join us.
We’re pushing for civilian oversight and accountability measures for the Chicago Police Department. We’re active in the coalitions to pass the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) ordinance and the recommendations from the Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability (CPCA).
We’re standing with immigrants who face dire threats from the federal administration by supporting policies that make Chicago a welcoming place for everyone. We’re active in the coalition working to remove the carve-outs in the Welcoming City Ordinance and working to end the use of the city’s Gang Database.
Over the next year, we’re working to ensure that the Fair Tax 2020 referendum for Illinois passes on Election Day, which will create a graduated state income tax and generate much-needed revenue for public goods and services.
JCUA is a member-driven organization that seeks to build the power of Chicago’s Jewish community to drive social change. Learn about what you can expect to work on when you become a member.
Learn about JCUA's Community Ventures Program, which creates and preserves housing and economic development projects in disinvested neighborhoods across Chicago.
JCUA is committed to cultivating and empowering young leaders of the Jewish community. Learn more about our engagement programs for teens and young adults.
Alderpeople Matt Martin, Andre Vasquez, and Maria Hadden hold a town hall to discuss the city budget, how it impacts the North side, and how we can implement the bold vision for our communities that we know is possible.
RSVP for the event.
Co-sponsored with ONE Northside, The People’s Lobby and Jane Addams Senior Caucus.
We will be meeting next on Sunday, October 20 at 1:00 pm. Please fill out this RSVP form to let us know if you can make it!
When: Sunday, October 20, 1:00 pm
Where: North Suburban Location TBD
We will be debriefing the breakout group discussions from our September 17th event, discussing the upcoming legislative session in Springfield and what’s on the horizon for the Campaign for a Welcoming IL, and laying the groundwork and brainstorming ideas for bringing the fight for a Graduated Income Tax to Illinois. Join us!
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JCUA’s White Racial Justice Working Group will be meeting to continue to learn together and hold each other accountable around racial justice. If you are interested in joining a future cohort, or want to get involved in other racial justice efforts, contact email@example.com.
Votes have been cast and counted, and we can now announce that JCUA members vigorously support moving forward with the Fair Tax 2020 campaign! We will now prepare to join our coalition partners in educating Illinois residents about this important issue and working to ensure the …
Cydney Wallace was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. She graduated high school a year early and attended Spelman College in Atlanta, where she met her husband of nearly thirteen years. Cydney began working for Epiq Global (formerly Document Technologies, Inc.) in 2011 …