Our Mission

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

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Our Impact

Impact 1

1,800

Since JCUA launched its revamped Membership program in Spring of 2014, we have grown to over 1,800 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

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Police Accountability Committee Meeting
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

If you are interested in getting more involved with JCUA‘s campaign work on police accountability, this is a great way to learn more. Committee meetings are for members only, so if you haven’t yet, join us!

You can RSVP for the meeting here.

This meeting will be at a centrally located or Hyde Park location – if you know of somewhere that can host us, please email Avra (avra@jcua.org).

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Immigration Committee Meeting @ Sketchpad
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for July’s immigration committee meeting to hear updates and strategize about our national, state, and city level work. RSVP here!

Please contact Anna (anna@jcua.org) with any questions.

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GAPA Canvassing in the 43rd Ward @ Fullerton Station
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a pre-Shabbat canvass! JCUA is canvassing in targeted wards throughout July to put pressure on aldermen around the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) ordinance. On July 20th, we will be at the Fullerton L stop asking residents to sign postcards to Alderman Michele Smith and the mayor.

Please contact Mara (mara@jcua.org) with questions or interest.

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GAPA Canvassing in the 43rd Ward @ Green City Market
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

JCUA is canvassing in targeted wards throughout July to put pressure on aldermen around the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) ordinance. On July 21st, we will be at the Green City Market asking residents to sign postcards to Alderman Michele Smith and the mayor.

Please contact Mara (mara@jcua.org) with questions or interest.

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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.