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Liberal Arts Action Lab posted by Sara Johnson '23

Research for Impact with ConnectiKids at the Liberal Arts Action Lab

In fall 2021, when I saw the opportunity to collaborate with a youth service organization in the Liberal Arts Action Lab, I knew I had to apply. I ended up working on the Positive Youth Development Project with ConnectiKids this past spring, where I participated in conducting research on the organization’s long-term impact. The project fit my academic interest in public service and education and allowed me to learn about research methods and collaboration. Our work also had a direct impact on our community partners at ConnectiKids, who have since used our deliverables in their internal reporting and communications.

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Liberal Arts Action Lab posted

Liberal Arts Action Lab Students Present Four Community Engaged Research Projects

Four teams of students collaborated on projects with community partners in the Liberal Arts Action Lab this fall. The students enrolled in two courses – one on community engaged research methods and one specific to their research project. Each project team used the research method skills they learned to answer a research question posed by four Hartford community partners.

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Liberal Arts Action Lab posted

Meet the Team with Emily and Camilo

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.

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Liberal Arts Action Lab posted by Gabby Nelson

CHER Shoutout: Shanelle Morris ’16

Shanelle is the program director of the Grow Hartford Youth Program at Hartford Food System. She is the community partner for the Liberal Arts Action Lab project on school nutrition this spring.