Rice University logo

A Department of Public Affairs

Multicultural Community Relations



K–12 Outreach Programs


College information sessions and career day appearances

MCR conducts age-appropriate, on-campus sessions for students in high school, middle school and elementary school to create an awareness of the steps needed to access college admission and financial resources for college. During these sessions, Rice undergraduates share their strategies for navigating the college admission and financial aid process. When possible, Rice professors provide interactive academic enrichment sessions. MCR also provides similar presentations on-site for community schools.

Davila Science Conference

MCR partners with Davila Elementary School to host an interactive science conference for its fourth- and fifth-graders. In addition to hosting the event, MCR recruits Rice faculty and students as well as community members from the Davila family, for whom the school is named, to present at this event. Since 2009, 375 students have attended since 2009.


College essay camp for rising seniors 

This program consists of a week-long writing workshop designed to help students create a high-quality college admission essay, as well as help them understand the college admission process. Classes are offered to 50 rising seniors who have taken a college preparatory curriculum and who come from low-to-moderate-income families.

MCR manages a list of 50+ college scholarship resources for local students looking for financial aid.

K–12 educational outreach


Partner organizations