Our Mission

JCUA and its members are powerful allies and advocates for positive social change in Chicago. We combat poverty, racism and anti-Semitism in partnership with our city’s diverse communities.

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Our Impact

Impact 1

1,500

Since JCUA launched its revamped Membership program in Spring of 2014, we have grown to over 1,500 members.

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Impact 2

$4.5 million

JCUA has invested $4.5 million in the creation and preservation of over 3,600 units of affordable housing.

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Impact 3

500

JCUA’s Teen Social Justice Program has taught over 500 teenagers how to put their Jewish values into action as powerful social justice advocates.

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Upcoming Events

May
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CPCA North Side Town Hall @ Willye B. White Field House
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Coalition for Police Contract Accountability Town Hall Meetings:  Join us for a community teach-in to learn how the police union contracts get in the way of real police accountability and how you can be part of the solution. CPCA member groups are holding Town Hall meetings in Chicago and you are invited.

Jun
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Annual Acts of Change Dinner @ Galleria Marchetti
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun
15
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JCORE Meeting @ JCUA Office
Jun 15 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our JCORE Meeting– this is our main membership meeting to learn about our organizing campaigns and learn how you can get involved!

JCORE Meetings are for members only, so if you are not yet a member, please become one at jcua.org/membership.

RSVP FOR JCORE HERE. 

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JCore Membership Meeting @ Spertus Institute
Jun 15 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Get involved in JCUA’s organizing by attending our general organizing meeting. JCore meetings are open to all members.

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    From the desk of Kevin Coval, Artistic Director at Young Chicago Authors: Did you catch my interview last month on The Daily Show? I was talking about growing as  an artist,  an activist, and an accomplice in the fight for social justice.  I talked about the power of story-telling, …

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR LEADERSHIP CIRCLE AND LEGACY DONORS.

For over 40 years, Gerry and I have proudly supported the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs. Through my work at JCUA, I have a voice on the issues that are important to me. And I continue to build upon what has become a family tradition, passing on our values to the next generation.

Steve Keen, JCUA Board of Directors

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR LEADERSHIP CIRCLE AND LEGACY DONORS.

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
2017 Annual Acts of Change Dinner

Honoring
Jamie Kalven
Award-Winning Investigative Reporter on Police Accountability in Chicago

Evening of Thursday, June 8
Galleria Marchetti
825 W. Erie, Chicago

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JOIN us for jcua’s 2017 annual dinNer

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