Students in Professor Jack Dougherty’s “Data Visualization for All” (EDUC 206) course have been working on visualizing Hartford “crash” and “trash” data this semester. In collaboration with the City of Hartford’s planning division and the Center for Leadership and Justice, students worked on projects such as “Analyzing The Impact of Hartford's Traffic Calming Installations” and “Where Does Hartford Waste Go?”.
During the summer of 2021, with the support of a Mellon Inclusive Pedagogy grant from the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Center for Hartford Engagement and Research (CHER) examined the experiences of students of color in community engagement programs at Trinity. As one response to the findings, CHER recently announced the Community Learning Faculty Toolkit, a compilation that includes resources on anti-racist community learning and Hartford history.
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.
The Center for Hartford Engagement and Research is pleased to share final research posters from the Fall 2022 Community Learning Research Fellows! This competitive program allows selected students with previous community engagement experience to challenge their learning by taking on research or creative projects grounded in the value of mutual benefit: students deepen their learning and their project advances the goals of Hartford community partners.
Students in Professor Elise Castillo’s Race, Class, and Education Policy course worked with the Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning Collective this fall to contribute to the Collective’s ongoing research on anti-racist teaching in schools across Connecticut. Students conducted ten interviews with CT teachers on how they define anti-racism, how they implement anti-racist practices in their classrooms, and what support they need to do this work.
This past summer, 5 teams of students, faculty, and community partners explored stories in the public humanities. Teams spent the summer researching, reflecting, and connecting. Learn more about each team and their final projects.