Meet the Team posted

Meet the Team with Karolina Barrientos

We're excited to welcome Karolina Barrientos to the CHER team. Karolina began as the program manager at Trinfo in late May after graduating from Trinity a couple of weeks earlier. Karolina brings skills in student leadership and community engagement to this role.

Community Learning posted by Olivia Silvey '25

The Carrie Saxon Perry Project: Honoring Hartford’s First African American Woman Elected Mayor

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.

Community Learning posted

CHER May 2022 Newsletter

Data visualizations, Liberal Arts Action Lab presentations, VITA, and more

Community Learning posted by Erica Crowley

Trinity’s Public Humanities Collaborative Announces Summer 2022 Teams

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.

Community Action Gateway posted by Erica Crowley

Community Action Gateway Presents Spring Projects

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 Service and Civic Engagement posted by Gabby Nelson

Students and Mentors in the Jones-Zimmerman Academic Mentoring Program Finish Third Year Together

This spring, the current cohort of students in the Jones-Zimmerman Academic Mentoring Program (J-Z AMP) are completing their third and final year in the program.  Middle school students in the program spend three years, from sixth grade through eighth grade, working with Trinity College student mentors. Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) and Trinity College have worked together through J-Z AMP for twenty years to put on the annual program that includes homework help, tutoring, and enrichment activities.

Community Service and Civic Engagement posted by Courtney DeMeglio

Samba Fest Brings Together Community, Culture, and Academics

Samba Fest is an annual event that celebrates the intersections of culture, community, and academic inquiry. Produced by Eric Galm, Professor of Music, this year’s Samba Fest was a way to welcome back music and celebrate culture, something we have all missed these last couple of years.

Community Learning posted by Emeline Avignon (2024)

“Writing for a Digital World” Course Partners with Hartford Food System

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).