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


The Justice Talking curriculum is an excellent resource. The materials provide for excellent reflection and bonding among our members.


--AmeriCorps Program Director, Ohio


While I remain a staunch supporter of national service, I also know it raises as many questions as it answers—ones we are duty bound to explore.


--Kelli Covey

Associate Director, Center for Civic Reflection


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


--AmeriCorps Program Manager, Ohio