The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) clinic at Trinfo will open for the 2022 tax season in early February. Now in its fourth year, the clinic offers free tax preparation services to the community.
Liberal Arts Action Labposted by
Emeline Avignon (2024)
In 2018, CHER started CLiFF (Community Learning Faculty Fellows) to help professors develop curriculum and teach community learning courses. One of the Community Learning Faculty Fellows this year is Dr. Kelly P. Dugan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Trinity.
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On the drizzly Monday before Thanksgiving, seven Trinity staff members loaded five cars full of 100 Thanksgiving meals and turkeys to deliver to two community partner locations. The 2021 Thanksgiving Drive, like every year, was a community effort.
We are so excited to have Lori Reynolds join us this fall as the Communications and Program Assistant at the Liberal Arts Action Lab. Lori comes to the Lab with education and experience in communications, digital media, and project management.
Community Learningposted by
Emeline Avignon (2024)
In the spring semester of 2020, Professor Nick Marino set out to teach his course, Visual Rhetorics, with a new Community Learning curriculum. The course teaches students about how messages are communicated through visuals, font, typography, and photography for persuasion. Students worked with two partners to create new logos using skills they learned in the course.
Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (SINA) promotes economic vitality and quality of life in south central Hartford through institutional partnerships with Trinity College, Hartford Hospital, and Connecticut Children’s. This month, we’re highlighting two SINA programs, the Homeownership Incentive Program (HIP) and Walk to Work program, that can help further connect the Trinity community with the surrounding neighborhood.
In July, Dr. Emily Cummins joined us as the Liberal Arts Action Lab's new director. Dr. Camilo Ruiz Sanchez also joined the Lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Learn more about Emily and Camilo in this blog.
Please join the Community Learning program in celebrating the Trinity College faculty who will be part of the 2021-22 Community Learning Faculty Fellows program! This program introduces faculty to community engagement pedagogy and supports them in designing a Community Learning component to be taught in an upcoming course. This year, 6 fellows will receive a stipend to participate in seven one-hour meetings during the academic year. We will discuss best practices for partnering with community organizations, hear from experienced community learning instructors, and workshop plans for their courses.