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Rice University Center for Civic Leadership


Aug. 29, 2016

RSVP Blood Drive
3 p.m.

Sept. 1, 2016

Churchill Internal Deadline

Sept. 2, 2016

Rhodes, Mitchell, Marshall Internal Deadline

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Houston air quality event connects research findings to action in local communities

"Bringing Houston Air Pollution Research to Local Action: Acute Health Effects for Vulnerable Populations" on Friday, September 25th brought together city leaders, community voices, and researchers for a series of moderated discussions that connected research findings to action on air quality issues in Houston.

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The mission of the Center for Civic Leadership is to foster engaged citizenship through integrated curricular and experiential learning opportunities. These opportunities help students develop the capacity to exercise civic leadership by better understanding themselves, their responsibilities as citizens, the complexity of social issues, and the mechanisms for creating sustainable change in Houston and communities beyond.

The Center for Civic Leadership will be recognized as a model for creating mutually beneficial university-community partnerships that promote positive, sustainable change. Our students and graduates will engage the world confidently and courageously, poised to take action on the challenges they deem most important based on their values, and they will exercise leadership as compassionate, critical thinking citizens whose engagement in communities reflects a dynamic process that continues throughout their lives. 


Learn more about this year's Outreach Day.


Updates & Upcoming Events

With funding from the Rich Family Endowment, the Rather Prize Development Team, consisting of 5 Rice undergraduates, has been working this summer with Austin's Eastside Memorial High School to develop an implementation plan. Read more at ratherprize.com.

The CCL will be sponsoring a series of election involvement events for Rice undergraduates this fall, including an Election Day watch party. Check back for more details.



Spring 2016 CCL Newsletter
May 17, 2016

Read the latest issue of our newsletter.

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Loewenstern Fellow co-authors paper based on cancer prevention research in India
May 26, 2016

Sri Gopakumar is a former Loewenstern Fellow who graduated this May.

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CCL Certificate student receives 2016 Commencement Award
May 16, 2016

Anne Wells was honored with the Sheryl WuDunn Commencement Award for Social Justice. 

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