Exploring Hartford: here you will find resources, activities, and guides for exploring the city, both in and out of the classroom.  Make Hartford your home!


First stop: watch this introductory video featuring Trinity alum sharing their favorite parts of the city!

Video created by Logan Singerman in collaboration with Southside Institute Neighborhood Alliance (SINA)

Welcome Statement from Directors:

At the Center for Hartford Engagement and Research (CHER) at Trinity, our goal is to connect with the Hartford community, appreciate its culture and diversity, and collaborate with local social entrepreneurs and changemakers. We also aim to apply our academic skills to address the questions and issues raised by Hartford residents. If you’re a new student at Trinity, we extend a warm welcome not only to our campus but also to our vibrant city. We hope the resources provided will help you discover Hartford’s “hot spots” and diverse neighborhoods, and make the city your home. For Trinity faculty, we offer resources to expand your classroom activities and collaborate with the CHER team. Welcome home!
Liliana Polley, CHER Director of Strategic Partnerships
Laura Minor, CHER Director of Academic Programs



For Faculty: Hartford-based content and activities

Check out readings, course units by subject, and educational spaces/activities in Hartford for your courses or first-year seminar classes.


For Students, Staff and Faculty: Explore Hartford

Trinity students, faculty, and staff dive into the vibrant Hartford community! Here are places, events and ways to get involved in the city!


Engaging Ethically with our Neighbors

Understand CHER’s Guiding Principles of Engagement with our Hartford community to create more meaningful and mutually beneficial connections.