Trinity students in the J-term Dance Performance Studio are preparing for a spring concert led by three choreographers with Hartford roots. The course and concert are distinguished by the mix of students and choreographers collaborating. College dance departments often bring in guest choreographers, but this experience is unique because of the artists’ ties to the local community.
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.
Community Learningposted 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.
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.
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.