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Global FoodBanking Network Features Rice Service Trip

Through the Group International Service program, Rice students spent a semester learning more about international service and the culture of volunteering. During their trip to Bulgaria, the students learned about hunger issues locally and the Bulgarian Food Bank's unique challenges.

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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. 




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 Action Research Team (HART) project leads to exhibit at Fondren Library
Nov. 25, 2015

Over the summer, a group of Rice undergraduate students collaborated on a project through the CCL's Houston Action Research Team (HART) program. The materials archived in that project are now part of an exhibit, “Convict Leasing in Sugar Land - Featuring the Research Collection of Reginald Moore,” at Fondren Library.

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Rice senior Tom Carroll wins Rhodes Scholarship
Nov. 24, 2015

Congratulations to Rice senior Tom Carroll for winning the Rhodes Scholarship!

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