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About

About​

Formerly known as Houston Enriches Rice Education, the HERE Project has become the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) and is affiliated with Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Mission

Through innovative research, engaged pedagogy, and creative approaches to application, The Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning seeks to promote and advance models and practices of an expansive approach to leadership both on and off the Rice campus.

Objectives

While the actives of the Center will grow and shift over time, it functions based on an understanding that fulfillment of its mission involves careful attention to some of the basic building blocks of leadership: (1) creative knowledge production; (2) critical thinking skills; (3) effective communication strategies; and (4); application through engagement with a wide-range of perspectives, persons, and interests, both locally and globally.

Initiatives

CERCL’s mission and objectives are enacted through innovative programming meant to enhance attention and approaches to addressing the socio-cultural, historical and political dimensions of life in Houston.

CERCL

TEAM

Anthony B. Pinn

Founding Director

 

Agnes Cullen Arnold

Professor of Humanities

 

Professor of Religious Studies

Maya Reine

Assistant Director

2019-2020

RESEARCH

ASSISTANTS

Justine Bakker

Sharde' Chapman

De'Anna Daniels

Mark DeYoung

Hassan Henderson-Lott

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Colin Bossen

African American
Religious Studies Forum (AARSF) Affiliate


Sharde' Chapman

African American
Religious Studies Forum (AARSF) Fellow

Mark DeYoung

African American Religious Studies Forum (AARSF) Fellow