State Service Commissions & National Service

​We may agree that service is a good thing, but that doesn't mean that it's simple. It engages a variety of perspectives, identities, and competing needs. How do service participants talk across difference? How do we make authentic connections both with the people we serve and the people we serve with? Civic reflection helps state service commissions and national service groups to explore these questions and support service participants across the country.


  • Higher rates of retention and a noticeable increase in renewal
  • Improved relationships between and among program staff and service members
  • Member development and satisfaction – with 70% of participants saying that civic reflection increased their commitment to serve.

View impact case studies that detail CCR's work with state service commissions and national service groups.

What People Are Saying


It was a great chance to hear a diverse perspective on service from leaders across the country. I think we often get siloed in our discussions about service in our own subcultures; I enjoyed this rare opportunity!


--"Service in an Age of Inequality" Discussion Participant


The Land Ethic Leaders program went beyond my expectations, it created a safe place to explore and honor not only my own feelings, but those of others. Listening actively was a powerful reminder of how what we think we know and what we believe is linked, vitally, to how we act... I look forward to facilitating programs such as this for individuals and groups within my circle of influence—may the circle widen.


--Land Ethic Leader Workshop Participant

Aldo Leopold Foundation


Civic reflection made me less afraid to have discussions with people about “difficult” topics.


--Public Allies Member, 2011-2012