Community Action Gateway

Students in the Community Action Gateway sit around a large table discussing methods for community-based research.

If you ask questions such as “How can we challenge social inequalities?” or “What can people like me do to make a difference?”, then you’re a good match for the Community Action Gateway.

The Community Action Gateway offers first-year Trinity College students the opportunity to engage with the City of Hartford through community-based research and social change projects. By participating in the Gateway, students will:

  • Learn about different ways of creating social change through experiential learning projects;
  • Design and execute community-based research and social impact projects related to: education; housing; economic development; language, culture, and identity; and social inequality;
  • Develop skills to identify and develop solutions to pressing social challenges; and
  • Become part of a dedicated community of students, faculty, and community partners committed to social change in and beyond Hartford.

Community Action Gateway Shareback Dinner 2019

Video about Community Action Gateway 2018 (3 minutes)


Application Process

Recent Projects from Gateway Students