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Rice University Center for Civic Leadership


Aug. 15, 2016

Schwarzman Internal Deadline

Sept. 2, 2016

Rhodes, Mitchell, Marshall Internal Deadline

Sept. 12, 2016

Fulbright Internal Deadline

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GIS Trip to Bulgaria!

Check out the students' blog to learn more about the Summer 2015 Bulgaria Food Drive project. The Global Food Banking Network, an NGO that alleviates hunger by developing food banks worldwide, is working with a group of Rice University students in Bulgaria this summer.

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Urban Immersion 2016 Participant Application Now Open!

Congratulations to all of our 2016 RURS Award Recipients!

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 winner of the 2016 Rather Prize has been announced! 

With funding from the Rich Family Endowment for Student Community Service, Rice freshman Martin Rather is now putting together a team of Rice undergraduates who will work with Austin's Eastside Memorial High School to develop an implementation plan. Watch the video below to see the prize winner announced at SXSWedu:



Anjali Bhatla selected as 2016 Truman Scholar
April 25, 2016

Congratulations to Anjali for winning the prestigious Truman Scholarship!

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HART students win awards at RURS
April 21, 2016

Houston Action Research Teams (HART) garnered top prizes at the Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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HART students co-author paper on Houston parks planning
March 28, 2016

A paper based on HART research data was published in Environmental Justice and mentioned in CityLab.

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