About JCUA

Over the past 55 years, JCUA has flourished as the Jewish voice for social justice in Chicago. Our longstanding mission, to combat poverty, racism and antisemitism in partnership with diverse communities, has been a consistent unifying message and guiding light for our work. Today, JCUA and its members are powerful allies and advocates for positive social change in Chicago. We work in partnership with coalitions and directly impacted communities to address the root causes of disparity in our city. We do this through issue-based campaigns, youth engagement and community investment. We are the only Jewish organization in Chicago using a community organizing model to advance systemic change on domestic issues with a local focus. You can read the one-page version of our strategic plan for 2019-2022.