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Rice University Center for Civic Leadership


Aug. 15, 2016

Schwarzman Internal Deadline

Aug. 25, 2016

Discover Research Fair

Aug. 27, 2016

Outreach Day

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Global FoodBanking Network Features Rice Service Trip

Through the Group International Service program, Rice students spent a semester learning more about international service and the culture of volunteering. During their trip to Bulgaria, the students learned about hunger issues locally and the Bulgarian Food Bank's unique challenges.

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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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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 has put together a team of Rice undergraduates who are working with Austin's Eastside Memorial High School to develop an implementation plan. Watch the video below to see the prize winner announced at SXSWedu:



Spring 2016 CCL Newsletter
May 17, 2016

Read the latest issue of our newsletter.

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Loewenstern Fellow co-authors paper based on cancer prevention research in India
May 26, 2016

Sri Gopakumar is a former Loewenstern Fellow who graduated this May.

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CCL Certificate student receives 2016 Commencement Award
May 16, 2016

Anne Wells was honored with the Sheryl WuDunn Commencement Award for Social Justice. 

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