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Rice University Center for Civic Leadership


Sept. 6, 2015

Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Schwarzman Interviews

Sept. 7, 2015

Fulbright Deadline

Sept. 8, 2015

Churchill Interviews

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Global FoodBanking Network Features Rice Service Trip

"This summer a group of US college students traveled to Bulgaria to help the Bulgarian Food Bank (BFB) with their bi-annual food drive. This service trip was a “first” for GFN, a success for BFB, and a meaningful experience for the nine Rice University students who rolled up their sleeves and ...

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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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Discover Research Fair engaged students of all majors
Aug. 28, 2015

The Discover Research Fair, hosted by the Center for Civic Leadership in partnership with the Rice University Student Association and the Graduate Student Association (GSA), was held yesterday in the Grand Hall.  The intention of the annual Discover Research Fair is to connect undergraduate students with research opportunities at ...

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Outreach Day is day one, not one day, of service for Rice freshmen
Aug. 24, 2015

This Saturday's annual O-Week community service event Outreach Day focused for the first time on a single issue - hunger and food insecurity in Houston. New freshman students were given the opportunity to learn more about Houston through service and community engagement, and to meet the many people and organizations ...

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