Becca Bernstein, Yangyang Zong
Civic reflection made me less afraid to have discussions with people about “difficult” topics."
I'm much more likely to reflect on my work now and I'm a stronger advocate of reflection."
The reflection and critical thinking that happens in these discussions creates a richer, deeper, and more meaningful experience of service."
Civic reflection helped me process and think about my experiences on a larger scale, not just as day-to-day service -- helped me see the bigger picture."
Civic reflection has given me the ability... to freely express myself as well as gain valuable insight about my teammates' values and ideologies."
"Civic Reflection and National Service Programs: Case Studies of Public Allies, City Year, and AmeriCorps Project YES!" is the presentation that CCR staff, Becca Bernstein and Yangyang Zong, gave at the 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service. The presentation looks at the use of civic reflection in national service programs across the country and uses statistical data and participant quotes to take an in-depth look at civic reflection's impact on three national service programs: Public Allies, City Year, and AmeriCorps Project YES!