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.
Students collaborated with SINA in fall of 2021 to begin the Frog Hollow People's Oral History Project. In collaboration with residents and leaders of the community, students assembled a multimedia archive documenting the neighborhood's lived history, experiences, and public art. Student teams are continuing to work on the project through translation and expansion of the walking tour.
Working with the South West and Behind the Rocks NRZ, thist student team examined how investments can lead to improved community and city conditions and the extent to which past investments have done so.
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.