Service & Civic Organizations

​Civic reflection offers service and civic organizations a chance to explore tough organizational questions, build community, and engage in challenging, thought-provoking conversation about the people and communities they serve. What kind of change are we making? How do communities have a voice? Who should be responsible for addressing poverty and why? Civic reflection helps service and civic organizations take a step back from their day-to-day work, think about their choices and commitments, and talk about how these might impact their colleagues, communities, and the people they serve.

California humanities training 2013
California humanities training 2013

Benefits:

  • Decrease in burn-out and renewed sense of vigor for issues and populations at hand

  • Strengthened connections to colleagues and communities being served

  • Increased innovation and creativity when approaching leadership, programming, and organizational issues

View impact case studies that detail CCR's work with service and civic organizations.

What People Are Saying

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Our justice talks were very thought provoking. They helped me look beyond myself and my service with AmeriCorps and focus more on the people I was working for and what they need.

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--AmeriCorps Member, Ohio

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At OneStar Foundation, the organization’s, and thus the staff’s role is to manage AmeriCorps grants. So we’re a step back away from the direct service – the good work that AmeriCorps members are doing out there. So taking the time off the tedious paper work, the “boring stuff”, to talk about why we are doing what we are doing and rethinking why the administrative work is critical in the service world, is valuable.

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--OneStar Foundation Staff Member

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As a trained civic reflection facilitator who routinely uses it in my own service-learning classes and work with both student and community groups, I can personally attest to its value as a methodology for engaging diverse audiences in deep conversations (and hence deeper meaning-making) about our society, our values, and the wellsprings of our desire for a more just and equitable world.

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--Chris Skrable

Program Manager, Center for Experiential Learning, Loyola University Chicago

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