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Rice University Center for Civic Leadership


March 8, 2016

Truman Mock Interviews

March 8, 2016

Non-Profit/Government Career Expo

March 22, 2016

LRME Kick Off Session

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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 raises a glass to community partners
Feb. 12, 2016

The Center for Civic Leadership hosted an event at Saint Arnold's Brewery to celebrate our community partners.

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Voting is now open for the 10 Rather Prize finalists
Jan. 27, 2016

Read a summary of each idea and vote on the best idea to improve education in Texas.

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Rice senior Isabel Scher is selected as 2017 Schwarzman Scholar
Jan. 11, 2016

It was announced today that Rice University senior Isabel Scher was selected as 1 of 111 Schwarzman Scholars. 

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