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Oct. 8, 2015

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Oct. 11, 2015

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Oct. 14, 2015

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Rice postdoctoral fellow highlights experiences of Houston refugees for Rich Endowment project

Communities in Motion, a project supported by the Rich Family Endowment, is a multi-media project in collaboration with Dr. Yehuda Sharim, an artist and scholar from Rice University, and the Firestarter Group, a nonprofit organization based in Houston. 

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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.

Alternative Spring Break 2016 Applications are due Friday, October 2nd at 5PM. For additional information about the program and the application process, please visit the ASB Participant web page.

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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