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


Civic reflection has been instrumental in improving our retention rate. It’s a bonding tool that helped reunite our group.


--AmeriCorps Program Manager, Ohio


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.


--AmeriCorps Member, Ohio


Word got around that civic reflection not only helps the organization but helps participants personally with what they are doing. The longer the [discussion] series went on, the deeper and broader the sharing of experiences.


--Jerry Clarito

Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment