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Rice University Center for Civic Leadership


Nov. 30, 2015

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Dec. 1, 2015

Loewenstern Meeting #2 for Accepted Applicants

Jan. 21, 2016

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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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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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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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Upcoming HART project aims to determine how local officials make decisions in emergencies
Oct. 16, 2015

Two Houston Action Research Teams (HARTs) will be working with Dr. Leonardo Duenas-Osorio, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Houston Office of Emergency Management during Summer 2016 and Summer 2017 to determine how local officials make decisions in emergency situations.   

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