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Action Lab

Do you want to make a difference in the city? The deadline to apply to join a Hartford Research Team in the Fall 2019 Liberal Arts Action Lab has been extended to Monday April 8th. In the Action Lab, Hartford community partners define problems facing the city, and collaborate with 4-6 person teams of Trinity College and Capital Community College students and faculty to research and publicly share possible solutions. Trinity students earn 2 Trinity credits and cross-referenced Action Lab courses count toward majors in Ed Studies, Human Rights, Public Policy & Law, Urban Studies, and some other majors on a case by case basis. Fall projects to apply for are:

  • Hurricane Maria ProjectLilly Sin Barreras asks for retrospective research on what went well and what went wrong during the relocation of refugees from Hurricane Maria to Hartford. Project team will meet Thursdays, 1:30 – 4:10.
  • Absentee Landlord Project: Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance asks for research on the prevalence of small multi-family properties in targeted neighborhoods that are owned by people who do not live in the city to help them strategize about community development plans. Project team will meet Tuesdays, 1:30 – 4:10.
  • Youth Homelessness ProjectCT Coalition to End Homelessness asks for help updating their curriculum and improving their outreach to schools about the estimated 5,000 youth who are experiencing homelessness in the state. Project team will meet Wednesdays, 1:15 – 3:55.
  • Youth Sports ProjectActive City asks for research that will help them increase participation in organized youth sports in Hartford. Project team will meet Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 7:10.

Students should apply by Monday April 8th at https://action-lab.org/apply/students/ and contact Professor Megan.Brown@trincoll.edu, with any questions.

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