This semester, in collaboration with the Hartford History Center, five groups of Community Action students created profiles to add to the Hartford Changemakers collection, an online archive of reference materials on Black, Latinx, and Indigenous historical figures who made a difference in their communities. Each group of students was tasked with researching a Hartford changemaker and learning about their story through archival research and interviews.
This spring, the 2021-22 cohort produced outstanding work in partnership with Kamora's Cultural Corner, the Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (SINA), the Center for Leadership & Justice, and Desiree Primus.
For our Fall 2021 semester, students were enrolled in Community Action 101: Envisioning Social Change. CACT partnered with organizations to create a 1-minute video responding to the partner’s communicated needs. The class worked with an array of Hartford-based organizations, collaborating with Free Center, Night Fall, Health Equity Solutions, and Desiree Primus’ “Mayor Carrie Saxon-Perry” project.