In the Liberal Arts Action Lab, Hartford community partners propose semester-long research projects to pursue in collaboration with student and faculty teams from Trinity College and Capital Community College. Each semester, students apply to join Action Lab project teams and enroll in two courses to learn research skills and digital tools while collaborating with their partner organizations.

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Submissions from 2022

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Housing and Environmental Justice, Sam Burg, Xavier Mercado, June Decker, and Ellie Ryan

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Youth Development, Cade Klarides-Ditria, Rashaud Conway, Christian Anzeveno, and Sara Johnson

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Anti-Racist Education, Wendy Salto, Jiwen Fan, Isabelle Duval, Yusong Chen, and Scott Alexander

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COVID-19 and Community Health Perspectives, Isabelle Sayas, Natalie Oloughlin, Celina Figueroa, and Jenna Brustad

Submissions from 2021

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Frog Hollow Storytelling, Emeline Avignon, Joshua Jacoves, Sophia Sczurko, Catherine Doyle, and Kristina Kendall

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School Nutrition Project, Emma Hersom, Emma Hersom, Bailey Cunningham, Concilia Ndlovu, Rafael Villa, and Destini Watson

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Energy Burden, Joshua Jacob, Gabrielle Desrochers, Hallie Bachman, Ramphis Medina, and Qining Wang

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Limitless Fitness, James Michielli, Vanessa Ferrara, Carder Miller, and Alina Ryan

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Refugee Needs, Shahd Oufi, Timothy Johnson, Malika Buscaino, Zeinab Bakayoko, Leslie Macedo, and Will Scannell

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Community Ownership, Cora Rydingsword, Casey Habegger, and Aleen Kirmani

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Neighborhood Investment, Essence Smith, Corinne Bolding, Madi McShane, August Theoharides, Erica Desmond, and Rocio Fernandez Gutierrez

Submissions from 2020

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Neighborhood Communications, Victoria Asfalg, Lillian Foote, and Sulemaan Khalid

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Arts Education, Sarah Barrett, Ava Goncalves, Levi Kardulis, Brenda Ordonez, and Lashawn Robinson

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HIV Community-Health, Shian Earlington, Frances Gibson, Giovanni Jones, Max Norteman, and Lucy Pereira

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Black Heritage, Aliyah Freeman-Johnson, Julian Hogan, Armani Parnther, and Mercy Unoh

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Addiction Treatment, Lauren MacMaster, Nina Montross, Arianna O'Brien, Jasmine Parras, and Adrian Rivera

Submissions from 2019

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Culinary Careers, Juliana Ankomah, Stephanie Brooks, Sonjah Dessalines, Nelson Neo, and Yinestra West

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Student Success, Allen Bowin, Dawn King, Elizabeth Rousseau, Sydney Pagliocco, and Shantal Birungi

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Latinx Theater, Joyce Figueroa-Pomales, Jennifer Medina, and Jackie Monzon

Submissions from 2018

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Opportunity Youth, Mohammed Albehadli, Ardyn Allessie, Micalyia Douglas, Tiana Starks, and Daouda Williams

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PILOT Messaging, Michael Barlowski, Luke Blough, Haley Dougherty, and Massimo Eichner

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Creative Placemaking, Josephine Bensa, Giana Moreno, Aulona Zeka, and Jane Bisson

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Hartford S.H.E.L.F. – Sustainable, Healthy, Economical and Local Foods, Gillian Birk, Maddie Farrar, Amanda Lafferty, Megan Logan, Eve Molodetz, and Doris Zhang

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Food Stories in Hartford, Christopher Carter, Trea Mannello, Carlo Puccio, and Antoine Smith

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Home Ownership, Leah Cormier, Alex Dahlem, Gisselle Ortiz, and Caroline Sullivan

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North Hartford Promise Zone Mapping, Garret Forst, Cecilia Harris, and Lindon James

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Parent Engagement, Alison Odermann, Tyesha Rodriguez, and Clinton Triumph

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Eviction, Lindsay Pressman and Anjenique White