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We proudly announce the launch of the new Center for Hartford Engagement and Research at Trinity College! CHER coordinates five core programs that connect us with the city: Community Learning, Community Service & Civic Engagement, the Liberal Arts Action Lab, Trinfo.Cafe, and Urban Educational Initiatives. Our mission is to strengthen educational partnerships between Hartford’s diverse communities and students, staff, and faculty at Trinity College.
Submit your Action Lab Proposal by Sept. 28th
Do you have a research question that would help your Hartford neighborhood group, non-profit organization, government agency, or small business? Submit your one-page proposal by Friday September 28th at http://action-lab.org. If our Hartford-resident advisory board prioritizes your proposal, we will work to recruit a team of Capital Community College and Trinity College faculty and student researchers to answer your question in Spring 2019. Recent Action Lab partners and projects:
- Connecticut Fair Housing Center asked: How do Hartford residents and their families experience the eviction process?
HartBeat Ensemble asked: How can we promote “creative placemaking” in the Asylum Hill neighborhood without gentrification?
Hartford City Councilmember Wildaliz Bermudez and CT Open Communities Alliance asked: What are the best ways for Hartford to communicate with suburban residents about the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT)?
Community Solutions International asked: How can we map relationships between neighborhood housing and health disparities in Northeast Hartford?
20th Annual Do-It Day Matches Over 350 Trinity Volunteers and Community Partners
On the 20th anniversary of Do-It Day, hundreds of Trinity students volunteered with community partners across Hartford — including cleanup with Friends of Pope Park, gardening with KNOX, Inc., creating props for Night Fall, and home demolition with Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance. Read more.
Welcoming HMTCA students to the Trinity Campus
Help us welcome the Fall 2018 Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy students! The Trinity-HMTCA initiative is an early college experience where high school students have the opportunity to enroll in summer writing and science programs, a highly selective introductory college course, and collaborate with Trinity faculty and staff in community learning projects and on-campus events and activities. Read more.
Professor Seth Markle and Hartford Hip Hop Pioneers
Professor Seth Markle describes community learning in his “Global Hip Hop Cultures” course, where students conducted oral histories and created videos with Hartford’s artistic pioneers from the 1980s and ‘90s in collaboration with the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library. Read more and watch the video, edited by Giovanni Jones ‘21.
We Value Community: Send Nominations for CHER Hartford Resident Advisory Board by Friday September 21st.
The CHER Advisory Board seeks nominations (including self-nominations) for Hartford resident members. Read more at https://cher.trincoll.edu/about/advisory-board/ and contact us by Friday September 21st.
Questions? Suggestions? Contact us at CHER.
Jack Dougherty, CHER Director
Erica Crowley, CHER Communications & Data Assistant
Joe Barber, Community Service and Civic Engagement
Megan Brown, Liberal Arts Action Lab
Robert Cotto Jr., Urban Educational Initiatives
Carlos Espinosa, Trinfo.Café
Megan Faver Hartline, Community Learning