Community Bridges, a service learning program for Rice University undergraduate students that aims to strengthen the relationship between Rice and Greater Houston, celebrated its fifth anniversary March 31. The program is part of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. In honor of the occasion, the Kinder Institute hosted a reception attended by Kinder Institute staff, Community Bridges program students, program alumni and community partners. Engagement with the city of Houston was part of Rice’s Vision for the Second Century.
Pictured above are Community Bridges participant and Will Rice College junior Corina Badillo (left) and Small Steps Nurturing Center staff member Fran Goundry, her program supervisor.
Pictured below are (from left) Community Bridges co-founder Michael Emerson, Kinder Institute Founding Director Stephen Klineberg, Community Bridges Fifth Ward partner Stephan Fairfield and Community Bridges co-founder Jecca Steinberg ’11.