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What is CCR up to? Click on a news item to see updates and recaps of CCR trainings, programming and discussions, and to see what our partners are doing with civic reflection out in the world.

Teachers’ Inquiry Project Launches Professional Learning Community in Pilsen and Little Village

Sep 28 2012

From October-December 2012, the Teachers' Inquiry Project, a partner of the Center for Civic Reflection, will be leading a 5-session learning community series with educators across Chicago called, "Dwelling in the Borderlands: a Professional Learning Community for Classroom Teachers, Community Educators, and Museum Educators in Pilsen and Little Village." The series will help educators explore questions like, "How do we understand students' experiences in school and out-of-school, and how are they connected?" and "What are the boundaries that define different teaching environments? How does my practice transcend these boundaries?" Educators will reflect on their teaching practices, share and develop resources, and build community in a cross-disciplinary setting.

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CCR Attends Chicago Cultural Expo

Sep 27 2012

On September 21, 2012, the Center for Civic Reflection was invited to accompany over 20 ethnic museums and organizations, cultural centers, and historical societies at the 1st annual Chicago Cultural Expo. The expo was a day of education, community-building, and multicultural experience, aiming to promote public understanding of cultural diversity.

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CCR Partners with Neighborhood Writing Alliance to Develop “Now Is the Time” Toolkit

Sep 27 2012

In September 2012, the Center for Civic Reflection helped to develop a toolkit as part of Now Is The Time -- a Chicago initative inspiring residents to make positive change in their communities and stop youth violence and intolerance. CCR developed the toolkit alongside Neighborhood Writing Alliance, a Chicago nonprofit that creates opportunities for adults in underserved neighborhoods to write, publish, and perform works about their lives.

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Civic Reflection Workshop Offered at American Library Association Annual Conference

Jul 11 2012

This June, at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, the Center for Civic Reflection was invited to present a 1.5-day preconference session titled "Civic Reflection Builds Community Connections: A Program Model for Libraries." About 30 librarians and library staff from across North America attended this workshop and gained hands-on experience in facilitating discussions. 

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