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Issuing out of the success of the Civic Education and Community Service Program at Rutgers University, in 1992 the Walt Whitman Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy embarked on a measuring citizenship project to explore the relationship between community, citizenship, and service learning. The Project's main goal is to develop a working, empirical instrument that will measure the impact of service learning and other forms of civic experience on citizenship. This civic literacy test will determine how service learning and other civic experiences, such as jury service or military service, effect an individual's perceptions and commitments to his or her community.