Rice University students took part in campus and community projects this past school year with support from the Hilda and Hershel Rich Family Endowment for Student Community Service.
The 18 projects were focused on both the Rice campus and Houston, including sustainable activism within the city in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement, transportation issues and how different modes and accessibility can impact residents' quality of life, and issues that the transgendered community faces in Houston.
These projects were facilitated through the university’s Center for Civic Leadership and those projects that aim to make a difference and to raise awareness are the ones that are selected.
“Community service experiences, especially those based around Houston, were very important to our parents,” Renie Carniol and Sharon Rich said in a statement. “They hoped students would engage in meaningful projects, and in so doing, become passionate about Houston, apply their knowledge, talents and creativity to come up with new and innovative solutions to community issues and develop lasting Rice memories.”
Grant awards from this endowment range from $300 to $15,000.