The Liberal Arts Action Lab is excited to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the Spring 2020 semester. The deadline to submit is September 30th, 2019.
Got an idea about how to strengthen Hartford? We can help research the problem and offer possible solutions. The Liberal Arts Action Lab invites Hartford community partners to submit a 3-paragraph proposal on a problem or question that you’d like help answering with a team of student and faculty researchers from Capital Community College and Trinity College. After review by the Action Lab, your proposal will publicly appear online to help us match you with interested faculty fellows and students. Any neighborhood group, non-profit organization, government agency, or social entrepreneur, large or small, is encouraged to submit a proposal. We will contact you after the Hartford Resident Advisory Board prioritizes proposals in early October.
Need some inspiration? Here are some questions asked by last semester’s community partners:
- Billings Forge Community Works asked, “How can we improve training programs for entry-level food service workers to move into middle-income managerial jobs?”
- Hartford Stage asked, “How can we connect with Hartford’s Latinx arts community to enhance and expand partnerships and programming?”
- The West Indian Foundation asked, “How can we improve the integration of West Indian children and families into Hartford-area schools?”
- Riverfront Recapture asked, “What would Hartford residents like to see in a park and trail system?”
The first step toward solving any problem is to define it. Interested in submitting a proposal? Head to action-lab.org/apply/partners-and-proposals to submit your proposal. For more information, contact the Action Lab Director, Megan Brown, at firstname.lastname@example.org.