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

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JCUA Organizing Fellowship Workshop
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This one-of-a-kind social justice program teaches college-aged students about community organizing with a Jewish lens and gives them hands-on experience with local issues. Fellows use organizing to express and strengthen their Jewish identities, while building the skills they need to combat the root causes of inequality in our city and create real systemic change.

 

Find more info at https://jcua.org/organizingfellowship/

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JCUA Organizing Fellowship Workshop
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This one-of-a-kind social justice program teaches college-aged students about community organizing with a Jewish lens and gives them hands-on experience with local issues. Fellows use organizing to express and strengthen their Jewish identities, while building the skills they need to combat the root causes of inequality in our city and create real systemic change.

 

Find more info at https://jcua.org/organizingfellowship/

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Annual End of Year Phone-a-thon! @ Sketchpad
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Jews of Color Caucus @ TBD
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

We invite you to join the second gathering of the Jews of Color Caucus! Come join us for some community building and visioning. Food will be provided. RSVP here. Reach out to avra@jcua.org for more information.

Note: This event is for Jews of Color only.

Latest Blog

  • November 9, 2017 05/29/15 Mobilize Chicago Over MLK Weekend

    Wondering what doing local social justice looks like? Here are 5 Activities you might do as a Mobilize Chicago Teen!   Meet with a Representative Get your message out there! Meet with a local representative working hard to make change in the city. Tell them about the issues …

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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.