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Rice University Center for Civic Leadership

Events

April 5, 2017

ASB Showcase
6 p.m.

April 12, 2017

RURS

May 1, 2017

Philanthropy Celebration
4 p.m.

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Rice postdoctoral fellow highlights experiences of Houston refugees for Rich Endowment project

Communities in Motion, a project supported by the Rich Family Endowment, is a multi-media project in collaboration with Dr. Yehuda Sharim, an artist and scholar from Rice University, and the Firestarter Group, a nonprofit organization based in Houston. 

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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. 

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Updates & Upcoming Events

The winner of the 2017 Rather Prize has been announced! Read more on the Rather Prize Facebook page or ratherprize.com.

The Owl Edge Summer Experience Fund allows undergraduates to pursue a summer experience (such as an internship or research) that they may not otherwise be able to pursue. The deadline to submit an application is April 1, 2017.

News

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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