These Schools Are Opening Their Doors to Struggling Communities

These Schools Are Opening Their Doors to Struggling Communities

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Kira Prin
November 26, 2014

The Washington Center was featured in "These Schools Are Opening Their Doors to Struggling Communities", an online article by Nation Swell.

 

College campuses are expanding, and it’s not due to higher acceptance rates. Rather, it’s because, more and more universities are emphasizing service as a core mission and integrating with the communities around them through service. Rice University is one of the universities leading the way in neighborhood engagement. At Rice University, the administration has created a curriculum dedicated to service through the Center for Civic Leadership. Students and faculty alike participate in community service projects, research and programs benefiting Houston’s Fifth Ward. Recently, the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars granted up to four $5,000 scholarships to Rice University to participate in the Center’s activities.

 

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