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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Police Accountability Committee Meeting
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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ONE Northside Police Accountability Community Conversation
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

JCUA has worked closely in partnership with ONE Northside and the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability in organizing for better police accountability in Chicago. Join ONE Northside for a community conversation about a community oversight board for the Chicago Police Department.

At this meeting we will be focusing on the composition and selection process of a community oversight commission. We will be looking at a set of ideas from both the city wide leader meetings and the steering committee meetings, and there will be space to provide feedback on these proposals.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, August 29th. This meeting is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. We will be serving refreshments at 6 PM. Please note that this meeting is for Chicago residents that live on the north side of the city. For further information, email avra@jcua.org.

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JCORE Meeting @ Spertus
Sep 14 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

JCORE is JCUA’s general membership meeting to learn about our organizing campaigns and 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.

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  • August 17, 2017 05/29/15 None Shall Make Them Afraid

    “And they shall sit under their vine and their fig tree, and none shall make them afraid.” Micah 4.4 Dear Friend, I find it hard to confront the fact that I am about to turn 90. My thoughts often return to the civil rights struggles of the 1960’s …

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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.