In Community Learning Research Fellows Trinity students collaborate with a Hartford-area community partner and a faculty sponsor on a semester-long research or creative project that benefits the partner’s organization.

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Submissions from 2022

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Access to Gender-Inclusive Children’s Picture Books in Public Libraries, Katie Cerulle

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Visualizing Referral Trends with the CT Office of Early Childhood, Alberlis Hernandez

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Incarceration and the Right to Vote: An International Comparative Study, Emma Hersom

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Are Hartford’s Out-of-State Landlords More Likely to Receive Housing Code Complaints?, Sulemaan Khalid and Jane Dunbar

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The Benefits of Guaranteed Basic Income: Lessons from Advocates, Abby Nick

Submissions from 2020

Making Information Accessible to Hartford Immigrants and Refugees, Malika Buscaino and Wendy Salto

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Survivor's Perception of Family Violence Victim Advocacy Services in Criminal and Family Court, Bea Dresser

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The Case for a Health and Wellness Approach to Addiction, Alli Futter

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Community Health Worker Policy Leadership and the COVID-19 Pandemic, Brenda Piedras

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Abandoned Property Research: Do Abandoned Vehicles Indicate a Blighted Neighborhood?, Kevin Torres

Submissions from 2019

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Examining Differences in Maternal Care of Women with Medicaid vs. Private Insurance: Phase 1, Isabelle Alexandre

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Organizing Strategies for Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Campaigns in Connecticut, Eleanor Faraguna

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Cultural Variation in Parents’ School Engagement: Evidence from the Jubilee House, Jackie Monzon

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Challenges Encountered by Adult ESL Tutors in the Classroom: A Study of ESL Resources at Jubilee House, Brenda Ordonez

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Uncovering Data on Firearms Recovered in Hartford, Richard Perry and Olivia Zeiner-Morrish

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Connecticut Pre-K Policy, Parental Choice, and the Trinity College Community Child Center, Manny Rodriguez

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Community College Student-Parents: Experience, Persistence, and Outcomes, Emily Schroeder

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Modeling Visitation at Coltsville National Historical Park, Will Tjeltveit

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What do Higher Socioeconomic Families Value in Child Care Centers?, Renita Washington

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State of Bilingual Education in Hartford: Opportunities for Growth, Alejandra Zaldivar

Submissions from 2018

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Infant Mortality and Maternal Health in Hartford, CT, Chelsea Armistead

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Establishing a Community Business Association Operated by the Southwest and Behind the Rocks Neighborhood Revitalization Zone, Aidan Arnold

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Building New Britain Avenue: Community-based Action, Small Business, and Neighborhood Revitalization, Larisa Bogomolov

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English Language Learners’ Use of Metacognitive Strategies in Reading Comprehension Tasks: Effects of English Proficiency and Task Language, Olivia Curreri

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Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy Writing Center: Resources and Recommendations, Vianna Iorio

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Learning to Learn: Effects of Gender and Grade Level, Adelaide Jenkins and Jillian Ramsay

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Effectively Communicating Research on Factors that Affect Abortion Access, Samantha McCarthy

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Culture in the Classroom: Promoting Bicultural Identity in an ESL Classroom, Stefania Ruibal

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Boosting Oral Vocabulary: The Words Count Program, Mabel Silva

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Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Symposium Review, Jitty Synn

Submissions from 2017

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Small Business and Community Development along New Britain Avenue, Larisa Bogomolov

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Applying for a Mortage in the Hartford MDSA: Does Neighborhood Matter?, Nick Branchina, Jack Clark, Kyle Scheffers, and Nhat Pham

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Perspectives on The Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, Henry Chavez

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Investing in Hartford’s Diverse Communities: Analysis of Financial Institutions’ Record of Mortgages in the Metro Hartford Area, Ken Haas

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What Do You Mean I Got a D+? Effects of Feedback on Metacognition, Motivation and Academic Performance in High School Students, Daisuke Katsumata

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Enriching Student Success through a Metacognitive School-Based Intervention, Lisa Lee, Annabelle Regalado, and Evan Scollard

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KNOX Community Gardens: Growing Crops and Social Capital among Urban Gardeners in Hartford, Grace Metry

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Biking in Hartford, Jennifer Tran

Submissions from 2016

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Factors that Promote Engagement in a Youth Violence Prevention Program, Lyndsay Brattan

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Enriching Student Success through Metacognitive School-Based Intervention: Following Students from Middle School into High School, Elizabeth Caporale

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Rhetoric is not Reality: How Policymakers, Professionals and Parents Define Parental Engagement, Doug Curtin

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Learn 2 Learn: A Metacognitive Intervention, Bettina Gonzalez and Lauren Thomann

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Spanish-Speaking Parents and School Choice, Michelle Herbert

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Oral Healthcare for Medicaid Enrollees in Connecticut: Why are the Gains Being Erased?, Matthew Laccavole

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Community Perceptions of Resource Inequities in Hartford’s District and Magnet Schools, Cara Midlige

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Economic Survey of Refugees in the Hartford Region, Chinmay Rayarikar

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The Realignment of the Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis CLI with Sixth Grade Science Standards, Ana Romano

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Hispanic Media to Reach a Targeted Audience, Michelle Treglia

Submissions from 2015

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Refugee Resettlement in Hartford, Salima Etoka

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Preparing to Create a Neighborhood Multicultural Center, Emy Farrow-German and Kaitlyn Sprague

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Enhancing Metacognition and Mindfulness in Middle School Students: Can Simultaneous Interventions Improve Academic Performance?, Melody Fulton and Jennifer Schackner

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The Road Less Travelled: First Experiences of Nontraditional-Age Students at Trinity College, Martha Kelly and Jacqueline Wostbrock

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Fighting the Hartford Food Desert, Isabelle Moore

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Reducing Recidivism in Hartford, Sean Navin

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Spatial Analysis of Students Residing in Metro Hartford in HPS-run Magnet Schools, 2011-12 and 2012-13, Minh Anh Nguyen and Minh H. Nguyen

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Teachers and the Common Core in Connecticut, Elaina Rolllins

Submissions from 2014

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Common Core Conversations in Connecticut: Analyzing Public Testimonies, Richelle Benjamin

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Who Chooses? An Analysis of Student Characteristics in the Hartford Public School System, Marissa Block, Gaurav Toor, and Stephen Spirou

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Hopeful Homecomings: Women, Prison Reentry and the Arts, Victoria Smith Ellison

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The English Language Learner Program at Burns Latino Studies Academy: Why Does it Fall Short in Servicing Students?, Joshua Frank, Julia Herr, and Jacob Jordan

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Learn 2 Learn: A Metacognitive Intervention, Taylor Godfrey and Melva Lopez

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Encouraging Media Literacy with ELCA Youth Groups: Equipping Adult Mentors to Guide Youth in Critically Evaluating Messages of TV and Film, Maya Mineoi

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Taking Root: A Study on Evolving Community Gardens to Create Youth Employment Opportunities in Hartford, Eddy Oketch

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FAQ of Resources and Services for Immigrants in Connecticut, Chloe Shiras

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How Can We Collaborate? Moving past communication dysfunction in public school communities, Carlos Velazquez

Submissions from 2013

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Finding Voice, Supporting Process: The collaboration between teaching artists and social workers in an arts intervention program with populations affected by incarceration, Annie Arnzen

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Zoned Out: How Residential Zoning Policy and Housing Are Linked to Schooling in Connecticut, Fionnuala Darby-Hudgens

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Accessing Human Rights through Faith-based Social Justice and Cultural Citizenship: Hartford’s Low-income Latino Immigrants, Sarah Kacevich

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Nurses’ Use of Interpreter Services for Spanish-Speaking Patients in Labor & Delivery, Ayiti Maharaj-Best

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Metacognition and Academic Achievement in Middle School Students, Tim Naratil and Emily Howe

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The Experiences of Steppingstone Scholars: Implications for Developing a Mentoring Program, Gracie Phillips

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Who Stays? Who Leaves? An Analysis of Higher Achieving Hartford Public Schools Students, Ben Rudy and Evan Sternberg

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Social Experiences of Hartford Students in Independent School Environments, Genevieve Uslander

Submissions from 2012

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A Silent Community, Lenny Bautista

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Self-Regulated Learning: Metacognition, Motivation and Academic Achievement in Middle School Students, Merrill Brady

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Peruvian Identity: Food as Culture, Andrea Chunga-Celis

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Who Chooses? Which Hartford students are likely to apply to a different public school operated by the City?, Matt DelConte and Sushil Trivedi

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App Inventor in the K-12 Computing Curriculum, Pauline Lake

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Toxic Trace Metal Analysis And Tributary Confluence Sediment Mapping Within The South Branch Of The Park River (Hartford, CT), William Martin-Black

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Collective Impact: Early Childhood Education in Hartford and the Strive Partnership, Michael Oleskewicz and Sarah Gardiner

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Early College High Schools: Beyond the Curriculum, Mika Roux

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Bilingual Education in Frog Hollow: Constructing Student Identity Through Language Policy, Amanda Shifreen