Reflection Point in the Community.

Reflection Point programs build community well beyond the walls of the workplace. In our work with nonprofits and other service organizations, we cultivate a sense of connection and collaboration within neighborhoods, schools and families.
Veterans in a residential treatment program read short stories to connect to each other and compare their personal journeys with creativity and confidence.
Police and community members discuss short stories so each sees the other as people, opening new paths for communication, collaboration, trust and understanding.
Local communities enlist Reflection Point to address needs within—and across—a wide range of groups, from homebound seniors to parents, youth and more.

I Am Strong...

A group of young mothers in a life-skills class in lieu of incarceration met regularly to read and write stories and poetry. Inspired to write her own, one young mother explained how poetry liberated her from her own anger: “It’s very therapeutic to me, so when I feel upset, I write instead of blowing up or getting upset. I just write and I will let it go.” Another explained: “The poems we wrote made me feel better about myself. You know what? I am strong.”

Non-Teaching Staff: Public District & Independent School

In a partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, staff members from a public school district and an independent school discussed The Children of Willesden Lane.

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Veterans Domiciliary Programming

Weekly small group and bimonthly large-group “Big Reads” discussions of classic short stories to support veterans in a residential treatment program.

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Cleveland Police Department and the Cleveland Public Library

The Cleveland Police Department and the local community completed a three-session program to promote mutual understanding, improve communications and support community policing efforts.

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Selected Philanthropic Support

We are deeply grateful for the support and enthusiasm of many individual donors and of several foundations and institutions.

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"When you are serving a group of people who have been through such emotional and traumatic experiences, it’s hard to expect them to say, ‘My name is so-and-so and this is what happened to me.' But if you give them an opportunity through poetry to say, 'I feel this or I remember that,' they identify those lines with events in their lives. Poetry reaches that vulnerable piece and brings about a healing that other things do not."
Frechic Dickson
Former Parole Officer and Director of a Program for Women in lieu of Incarceration