State Humanities Councils

​The model of civic reflection is based on the belief that the humanities can spark and deepen civic conversation – a model that resonates with state humanities councils. The Center for Civic Reflection has worked with state humanities councils across the country to explore and refine the practice of civic reflection, train facilitators and guide programming around this practice, and, ultimately, continue exploring how to put the humanities into practice.

CCR works with state humanities councils across the country.
CCR works with state humanities councils across the country.

Benefits:

  • Increased capacity to connect the humanities to civil dialogue and civic life -- and encourage others to do the same

  • Intensive training of scholar-facilitators to lead humanities-based discussions with partners and communities, and to develop programming around reflective discussion

  • Deepened connections and growing partnerships with groups of interest -- from AmeriCorps programs to state legislators to K-12 teachers to law enforcement.

View impact case studies that detail CCR's work with state humanities councils.

What People Are Saying

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CCR brings a remarkable level of thoughtfulness and honesty to everything they do. Their input helped to raise the bar on the content and messaging for the "What's Your Calling?" Campaign and it was a pleasure to collaborate with them.

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--Danny Alpert

Executive Director of the Kindling Group, Director of "The Calling"

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From the beginning, we recognized that civic reflection had the potential to have a transformative effect on our staff. In particular, we hoped that our staff would develop the ability to see their libraries and themselves differently, that they would come to regard the library as a meeting place and a crossroads for the community. This program gives us the opportunity to push our programming to a new level.

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--Mark Smith

Riverside County Library System

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We are heartened by the results of this program and the librarians' embrace of becoming catalysts for civic dialogue... We plan to expand the program and are delighted to have the Center for Civic Reflection and the Riverside County Library System as partners.

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--Vanessa Whang

Director of Programs, California Council for the Humanities