Read and learn about the work by students and community partners through the projects at the Liberal Arts Action Lab.

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The Black Heritage Project: Empowering Students through Black Community History

This student team worked with their community partner, the Hartford History Center, to raise awareness about the Talcott Street Congregational Church, the first black Congregational church in Hartford and the third in the nation. Students conducted archival research at Hartford History Center, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and the Old State House. Jeff Partridge, Faculty Director of the Action Lab for Capital Community College, successfully applied for a $149,426 National Endowment for the Humanities grant stemming from this project.

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Other projects

Past project have included topics such as energy efficiency, arts education, school nutrition, and community ownership. Past partners include the Sierra Club of CT, Hartford Food System, SAWA Refugee Resettlement, and LISC. View a full listing of past Lab projects.