The Community Action Gateway offers first-year Trinity College students the opportunity to engage with the City of Hartford through community-based research and social change projects.

Students in the gateway take two courses, one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester of their first year.

By participating in the Gateway, students will:

  • Learn about different ways of creating social change through experiential learning projects
  • Design and execute community-based research and social impact projects related to education; housing; economic development; language, culture, and identity; and social inequality
  • Develop skills to identify and develop solutions to pressing social challenges
  • Become part of a dedicated community of students, faculty, and community partners committed to social change in and beyond Hartford

Applications for the gateway are available to prospective students on the Common App. Questions about the gateway can be directed to Erica Crowley, Director of Community Learning, [email protected].


Community Action Gateway Blog Highlights

Read stories of past Community Action Gateway courses and projects on the CHER blog.


Community Action Gateway Courses

Learn more about the courses in the Community Action Gateway