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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. 




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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HART project leads to exhibit at Fondren Library
Nov. 25, 2015

Over the summer, a group of Rice students collaborated on a project through the CCL's Houston Action Research Team (HART) program. The materials archived in that project are now part of an exhibit at Fondren Library.

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Rice senior Tom Carroll wins Rhodes Scholarship
Nov. 24, 2015

Congratulations to Rice senior Tom Carroll for winning the Rhodes Scholarship!

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