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Oct. 27, 2016

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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. 


Election Prediction Contest

The Rice University Department of Political Science and the Center for Civic Leadership are sponsoring an election prediction contest open to all current Rice students.  There are four sections to the contest.  We will award a $25 gift card to the student who most accurately predicts election outcomes in each section, and a $100 gift card to the student who most accurately predicts election outcomes in the four sections combined.  Winners will be announced on the websites of the CCL and the Political Science Department.  In the event of ties, winners will be selected randomly.  Entries must be received by 12 PM on Tuesday, November 8.  Click here to enter!


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.


Summer 2016 Newsletter
Oct. 3, 2016

The summer issue of the CCL newsletter is here.

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Outreach Day 2016
Aug. 30, 2016

Over 200 students participated in this year's Outreach Day, which focused on refugee resettlement in Houston.

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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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