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Oct. 11, 2015

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Oct. 14, 2015

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Oct. 14, 2015

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Traveling with Zeff Fellow Sabrina Toppa

Sabrina Toppa ('13) spent a year interviewing migrant taxi drivers in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia on Rice’s Zeff Fellowship. Now she’s steering that experience toward a career in journalism. Her words and images appear in the Spring 2015 issue of Rice Magazine.

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Loewenstern Fellowship and Group International Service Site Leader Applications are due Friday, October 16 at 9AM. To learn move visit the Loewenstern Fellowship or Group International Service Site Leader webpages. 

Rich Family Endowment Proposals are  being accepted through Monday, November 2, at 5PM. To learn more visit the Rich Family Endowment webpage.

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. 




The CCL has partnered with the Rather Prize Foundation, Greenlights, and SXSWedu to inspire innovative ideas for Texas education! Learn more here.


CCL partners with the Rather Prize Foundation, Greenlights, and SXSWedu to inspire innovative ideas for Texas education
Aug. 10, 2015

The Rather Prize, which launched today, was created in partnership with Dan Rather and his grandson Martin Rather, the Center for Civic Leadership, Austin-based Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, and SXSWedu. 

An incoming Rice University freshman, Martin Rather grew up in New York, but is invested in the future of ...

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Houston air quality event connects research findings to action in local communities
Oct. 5, 2015

"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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International Day of Peace panel focused on community activism
Sept. 29, 2015

The Center for Civic Leadership and several leaders within the Houston community came together last Thursday, September 24th to host an International Day of Peace panel discussion that focused on how we can build better coalitions, learning from other generations and other communities.

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