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Program Connects Rice University with Fifth Ward to Reduce Poverty

Five years ago, Rice University launched a program to connect students with organizations in Houston’s Fifth Ward. The primary goal of the Community Bridges program is to sustainably reduce poverty in the area, which community leaders describe as impoverished. One of the organizations Rice is partnering with is Small Steps Nurturing Center. It’s a preschool […]

VU Meters. (Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

Five years ago, Rice University launched a program to connect students with organizations in Houston’s Fifth Ward. The primary goal of the Community Bridges program is to sustainably reduce poverty in the area, which community leaders describe as impoverished.

One of the organizations Rice is partnering with is Small Steps Nurturing Center. It’s a preschool for economically at-risk children.

Maggie Martin visits Small Steps to learn about the impact the Rice University program has had so far.

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