Students from Capital Community College and Trinity College are welcome to list up to 3 preferences for project proposals by November 13, 2020. The Action Lab will inform students if they have been matched to a project team by mid-to-late November, before registration for the Spring 2021 semester. Listen to Action Lab faculty and students describe how they learn with Hartford community partners.

Students must be available to enroll in two 13-week Action Lab courses beginning on February 8:

  • The remote LAAL 200 Action Research Methods in Hartford (meets on Monday afternoons, from 2-4:40 pm)
  • A LAAL 201 Hartford Research Project team that will begin the semester remotely and then meet in-person at Trinity’s downtown campus at 10 Constitution Plaza starting in March, if pandemic conditions allow. (Students may opt to continue this course remotely.) LAAL 201 meets either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday afternoons, around 2-4:40 pm, or Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, around 6:15-8:45 pm.

Both will be taught by the Action Lab Director at our downtown campus, and successful students will earn 2 Trinity credits, which is the equivalent of 6 CCC credits. Cross-referenced Action Lab courses count toward Trinity majors in Ed Studies, Human Rights, Public Policy & Law, and Urban Studies. Contact us if you have questions about the application process.

Need guidance on how to choose a project? Read the brief descriptions and note down the ones that capture your interest. See full project descriptions below the form.

School Nutrition Project: Grow Hartford Youth Program asks for research aimed at improving food quality in Hartford public schools. 

Limitless Fitness Project: Oak Hill asks for help to improve the quality of life for Hartford residents with disabilities and chronic health conditions through access to adaptive fitness and sports. 

Syrian Refugee Project: Sawa Refugee Resettlement asks for an analysis of needs and resources for Syrian refugee families. 

Don’t rule a project out because you don’t know how to do the work that is described. You will receive instruction and guidance—that’s why you are taking these courses!




Full Proposals and Preferences: