The moment I first stepped foot on Trinity College’s campus, I was struck by the campus’s seamless immersion with the city of Hartford and its connections with the communities that call Hartford home. I applied for the Spring 2021 Liberal Arts Action Lab as a first step toward working with the Hartford community as a student. My experience with the Liberal Arts Action Lab was so fulfilling that by the end of the following semester, I applied to the Community Learning Research Fellows program to continue my commitment to community engagement and research.
The Carrie Saxon Perry Project aims to highlight and preserve the achievements and legacy of Mayor Perry, who served as Hartford’s mayor from 1987-1993. In collaboration with teacher Desiree Primus of S.A.N.D. School in Hartford, our group collected oral history interviews and other resources about Mayor Perry’s life, which were used to create a digital archive, History Pin website, and a presentation to Hartford school children.
The Public Humanities Collaborative (PHC) is pleased to announce 5 teams of students, faculty and community partners for Summer 2022. Over the last four years, we have seen how the PHC gives students the opportunity to engage with multiple methods and contexts for creating new knowledge in the humanities by participating in small teams that work on faculty scholarship, community public humanities projects, and meet regularly to learn about community collaboration and digital tools.
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.
Community Learningposted by
Emeline Avignon (2024)
This semester, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing in Rhetoric Alex Helberg is teaching RHET 125 “Writing for a Digital World,” where students seek to understand the influence of digital technologies on writing and communication practices. Borrowing from rhetorical theory on concepts like genre, discourse communities, intertextuality, and rhetorical ecologies, Helberg is teaching students how to write for public audiences through a Community Learning podcast project in partnership with Hartford Food System and Healthy Hartford Hub (HHH).
At Trinity, the Community Learning program extends the boundaries of the classroom into the Hartford community by engaging students and faculty in research and creative projects that both deepen student ...
Community Learning Research Fellow Emma Hersom ‘24
with Community Partner James Jeter, Full Citizens Coalition & Faculty Sponsor Professor Anna Terwiel
Spring 2022, Trinity College, Hartford CT Introduction
Constitution of the United States ...