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Rice University Center for Civic Leadership


Oct. 23, 2017

Luce and Yenching Interviews

Oct. 27, 2017

Gaither (Carnegie) Junior Research Fellow Info Session (noon)

Nov. 1, 2017

Goldwater Deadline

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LRME mentor inspires Rice undergrads

Catching up with students working under the mentorship of Danish Kurani, Rice alumnus and founder of a New York-based design firm, through the Leadership Rice Mentorship Experience.

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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. 


Updates & Upcoming Events



The Loewenstern Fellowship for international service and civic research is a year-long fellowship that aims to develop student capacity for research, service, and leadership through international exposure. Students apply for a summer of service or leadership preceded by a credit spring preparation course and followed by post-trip reflection activities in the fall. Placement opportunities are posted here. The application deadline is Friday, October 27th 2017 at 11:59 pm. 


For more information about the Loewenstern Fellowship, please click here for more information on how to apply, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Fatima Raza at fatima.raza@rice.edu


R-Hat Volunteers 

Become an R-HAT volunteer. R-HAT is working with community partners who are seeking volunteers beginning today through Sept. 24 (Best Friends Animal Society at NRGBaker Ripley Shelter at NRG, #BLMHOU-http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b48aeae23a0fc1-onetime4, AIDS Foundation Houston-http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b48aeae23a0fc1-recurring2). Please note there is a required volunteer training workshop—if you register to volunteer, register within a week of your volunteering for one of the workshops here.

 The Rich Family Endowment

The Rich Family Endowment is an opportunity for Rice community members to apply for funding for projects and programming that develop student leadership and have a positive social impact on the Rice and Houston community. For more information about the Rich Family Endowment and the application process visit https://ccl.rice.edu. Applications are due Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Please direct any questions regarding the Rich Family Endowment to Morgan Kinney at mbk3@rice.edu







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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