Applications for Spring 2024 are due 10/22/2023.

Capital students are strongly encouraged to contact Prof. Jeff Partridge at for any questions about the Lab.

Students must be available to enroll in two Action Lab courses beginning of Spring or Fall Semester:

  • The LAAL 200 Action Research Methods in Hartford (meets on Monday afternoons, from 1:30-4:10 pm)
  • LAAL 201 Hartford Research Project team that meets either Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 1:30-4:10 pm, or Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 6:30-9:00 pm.

Both will be taught 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. Action Research Methods (LAAL 200) can can fulfill the Numerical & Symbolic Reasoning requirement. Contact us if you have questions about the application process.

Projects To Choose From:

  • Music Education Project with House of Bread, Jubilee House Programs: Music is important culturally and developmentally for children, yet urban students of color typically have reduced access to affordable instrumental music programs. Help address the “opportunity gap” in arts education by exploring successful models of youth neighborhood music programs and making recommendations for programming in Hartford.


  • Family Finance Project with the United Way of CT: Help inform legislators about the Connecticut Child Tax Credit ($250 per child) by amplifying the voices of families in Hartford for whom it would make a difference. This project will create written and audio-visual narratives with Hartford residents, and explore the impact of child tax credits on economic equity.



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