Rice students partner with community on Outreach Day

Rice students recently partnered with the community at the annual Outreach Day. | Contributed photo
At the annual Outreach Day recently held on Aug. 27, Rice University students and community members partnered to help serve Houston.

Hosted by Rice’s Center for Civic Leadership (CCL) and the Rice Student Volunteer Program (RSVP), Outreach Day was created to teach those participating in the event about social issues that Houston is facing. It is not seen as “one day of service,” but instead “Day One of service.”

The focus of this year’s Outreach Day was the Houston area refugee resettlement with more than 200 Rice student’s teaming up with Interfaith Ministries, Amaanah Refugee Services, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Plant it Forward and Sewa International Houston.

“The purpose was to highlight refugee contributions to the city of Houston, increase awareness of refugee services and advertise future volunteer opportunities for Rice students,” Outreach Day coordinator Thasha Uche said.

More information on the CCL and RSVP can be found at ccl.rice.edu.

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