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Rice University Center for Civic Leadership


Sept. 19, 2017

Goldwater Info Session

Sept. 20, 2017

Making the Most of Your UI Experience

Sept. 23, 2017

Trib Fest Austin

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Rich Family Endowment supports student leadership and creativity

A highlight of some of the student-led projects funded by the Rich Family Endowment this year.

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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. 


Updates & Upcoming Events

2017-2018 Rich Family Endowment Application and Information Session

The purpose of the Hilda and Hershel Rich Endowment is to support student leadership development with a societal impact, including both individual and group activities, through volunteerism, internships, research projects, and other relevant activities. Successful proposals will engage the Houston community, the Rice University campus community, and foster leadership and creativity among Rice students. 

Calling for Applications:

Are you making a distinctive impact upon society?

Do you raise awareness amongst the Rice community?

Do you foster and encourage leadership and creativity among Rice student?

If so, please join us

Thursday, 9/14, at noon in the Miner Lounge

Tuesday, 9/19, at 4:00pm in the Meyer Conference Room

 Learn more about the Rich Family Endowment goals, and also have a chance to fill out an application!

R-Hat Volunteers 

Become an R-HAT volunteer. R-HAT is working community partners who are seeking volunteers beginning today through Sept. 24 (Best Friends Animal Society at NRGBaker Ripley Shelter at NRGKipp Schools Supply DistributionUndies for Everyone). Please note there is a required volunteer training workshop—if you register to volunteer, register for one of the four workshops here.






Spring 2017 CCL Newsletter
Jan. 11, 2017

Read our highlights of Fall 2016 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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Summer 2016 Newsletter
July 31, 2016

The summer issue of the CCL newsletter is here.

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