In the Action Lab, students work with community partners on real world questions while learning research skills. Students can apply in October or March for the following semester and earn two course credits through the Action Lab.
Work at Trinfo.Cafe, a space that connects Trinity and neighborhood residents through community events, technology training, and a garden. Trinfo is also the host of a VITA tax clinic each year. Students in Professor Serena Laws' "Tax Policy and Inequality in Hartford" course are trained as IRS-certified tax preparers.
“Being a part of and leading [the Trinity chapter of] Habitat for Humanity has been an immense learning experience, one where I have learned about all that Hartford has to offer as well as the many issues it faces. I’ve also forged relationships with community organizers and others who work to make Hartford a more prosperous city. The opportunities CHER affords us are easy ways to begin breaking the divide that Trinity has had with our surrounding community and to contribute to the success of the community.”