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Community Learning

As we move into our Fall 2020 semester during the Covid pandemic, many Trinity College classes have moved online and we are faced with the challenge of thinking about community engagement in a remote context. Social media content, especially Livestreaming, has become one of the most effective and viable forms of communication in our new environment. So naturally, our faculty, staff, students and community partners are asking how to take community events or project presentations that would once have been held in person and transition them to a virtual context.SEE DETAILS

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HMTCA-Trinity Partnership

In usual years, Trinity College P.R.I.D.E. leaders show new Trinity College students in the program about the places they know, appreciate, and learn with in Hartford. This P.R.I.D.E. program is part of the Office of Multicultural Affairs that is “designed to help students from underrepresented backgrounds/identities (e.g. racial/ethnic, international, sexual orientation, and gender identity) become acquainted with the campus and make a successful transition to Trinity’s academic and social environment.”  Given the current circumstances and concerns about safety, P.R.I.D.E. Leaders created a “Virtual Hartford Walking Tour” using the StoryMap platform.SEE DETAILS <span clas...

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Community Learning

The Center for Hartford Engagement & Research is pleased to announce the 2020 Community Learning Research Fellows! This is a competitive program that allows selected students with previous community engagement experience to challenge their learning and perspective by taking on a research or creative project. This semester, these 6 fellows are taking on the added challenge to design and execute a remote research projects in collaboration with a Hartford community partners and faculty sponsor, with guidance from Colloquium Instructor Laura Holt and Community Consultant James Jeter. Each week the fellowsSEE DETAILS <span...

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Community Learning

As we begin the Fall 2020 semester, I would like to remind our faculty about support available for Community Learning courses that engage students and Hartford community partners in mutually beneficial projects, including those that can be done remotely. These courses provide opportunities for experiential learning and develop collaborative, perspective-building relationships with individuals and organizations in Hartford.  Should Your Course be Designated Community Learning? Community Learning courses can ask students to engage in direct service (volunteering or participant observation), create information products (brochures, infographics, maps, databases, web pages, social media<a class="more-link" href="https://trinfocafe.org/index.php/2020/09/12/community-learning-support-available-fo...

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Community Service

Joe Barber and the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement kicked off the school year by teaming up with SINA for their school supply drive! With donations from Trinity College, Hartford Hospital, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, the drive provided backpacks with school supplies for 105 students and school supply kits for another 20 children who live in Frog Hollow.  Thanks to Joe Barber and the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement for leading this campaign on campus and to the Track and Field Team and Athletes ofSEE DETAILS

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