Since JCUA launched its revamped Membership program in Spring of 2014, we have grown to over 1,800 members.
JCUA has invested $4.5 million in the creation and preservation of over 3,600 units of affordable housing.
JCUA’s Teen Social Justice Program has taught over 500 teenagers how to put their Jewish values into action as powerful social justice advocates.
Join us in Hyde Park at KAM Isaiah Israel (1100 E Hyde Park Blvd) to discuss our CPCA (Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability) and GAPA (Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability) campaigns. RSVP here!
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On Sunday, April 29, join the Chicago Justice Series as we explore the interplay between art and social justice in Chicago with Young Chicago Authors. Luis Carranza and Kee Stein, members of YCA’s 2017 Bomb Squad Program, will perform their slam poetry, lead a writing workshop and Q&A about the role art plays in creating change in Chicago.
The Chicago Justice Series is a collaboration of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Mishkan Chicago, Repair the World, and Silverstein Base Hillel. This event is co-sponsored by Avodah.
***You must RSVP here for this event***
Luis Carranza is from south west side of Chicago; Writer, Community organizer, Activist. Founder of Little Village High School Student Union captain of Little Village High School poetry slam team, Louder than a bomb semi-finalist performed at Villapalooza, Art institute of Chicago, Mamby on the beach, Open books, and member of Bomb squad 2017
Kee Stein was originally hatched in Las Vegas but now resides in the Back of the Yards, Chicago where she thoughtfully types hella poems on her chromebook and eats Harold’s twice a week. She is a former competitor in Louder Than A Bomb and a member of Young Chicago Authors’s 2017 Bomb Squad Program. Her works are explorations into the worlds that cradle her: Queerness, Blackness, Womxnhood. Kee’s bars are instigations aimed to combat the societal and political structures that straight, white dudes have doomed us with. Shorty is fierce with a pen, loud with a mic, unafraid to take up space, and hopes to get rich on the Ellen Show.l.
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.
Learn more and apply for the 2018-2019 cohort at https://jcua.org/organizingfellowship/
Dear JCUA Friends and Supporters, I am writing to you with a special Or Tzedek opportunity. In an effort to broaden our base of teens we have secured new funds to cover tuition. We are training a diverse community of teens interested in organizing for meaningul social change, and we want to …
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The week after the 2016 election I posted a message on social media, calling out to all of the young people in my life that I have been blessed to know, love, and lead. I felt like I needed to apologize. I felt in that …
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.
5:45 p.m. Cocktail reception, Dinner and Program
825 West Erie, Chicago
Bruce Elder & Annette Turow