CLI Fellows & Partnerships

CLI Fellows and Partnerships, 2016-17

CLI Research Fellows 2016-17

CLI Research Fellows 2016-17

Learn more about 2016-17 Fellows: CLI Research Fellows Present Final Projects (December 2016)

Inmates, their Children, and the World Beyond the Razor Wire: Evaluating the Judy Dworin Performance Project’s Use of Arts-Based Expression with Mothers Released from York Correctional Institution
Student Researcher: Margaret Brown
Faculty Sponsors: Judy Dworin and Sarah Diamond
Community Partners: Judy Dworin Performance Project; Diamond Research Consulting LLC

Parental Engagement in a Social Service Setting: Can Rhetoric Become Reality?
Student Researcher: Doug Curtin
Faculty Sponsor: Jack Dougherty
Community Partner: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Making Healthy Choices in the Health Care Market Place
Student Researchers: Matthew Laccavole
Faculty Sponsors: Carol Clark and Diane Zannoni
Community Partner: United Connecticut Action for Neighborhoods

Transnationalism and School Choice in the Greater Hartford Region
Student Researcher: Michelle Herbert
Faculty Sponsor: Jack Dougherty
Community Partner: The Center for Latino Progress

Enriching Student Success through a Metacognitive School-Based Intervention
Student Researchers: Lisa Lee, Annabelle Regalado, and Evan Scollard
Faculty Sponsors: Dina Anselmi and David Reuman
Community Partner: Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy

Parent Perceptions of Resource Inequities in the Behind the Rocks Neighborhood District and Magnet Schools
Student Researcher: Cara Midlige
Faculty Sponsor: Jack Dougherty
Community Partner: SW/Behind the Rocks NRZ

Economic Disparities between Refugees and Non-refugees in the Hartford Metropolitan Region
Student Researcher: Chinmay Rayarikar
Faculty Sponsor: Janet Bauer
Community Partner: Hartford Commission on Refugees and Immigrant Affairs

Re-alignment of the Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis CLI with 6th Grade Science Standards at HMTCA
Student Researcher: Ana Romano
Faculty Sponsor: Michelle Kovarik
Community Partner: Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy

Green Transformation of Hartford: Model for Sustainable Development in Urban America
Student Researcher: Jennifer Tran
Faculty Sponsor: Rasha Ahmed and Carol Clark
Community Partner: Climate Stewardship Council – City of Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission

The Struggles and Triumphs of Ethnic Media Reaching the Targeted Audience Throughout Hartford
Student Researcher: Michelle Treglia
Faculty Sponsor: Alta Lash
Community Partner: Department of Consumer Protection

CLI Fellows and Partnerships, 2015-16

CLI Research Fellows, 2015-16

CLI Research Fellows, 2015-16

The Road Less Travelled: Non-traditional Students at Trinity College
Student Researcher: Jacqueline Wostbrock
Faculty Sponsors: Carol Clark and Diane Zannoni
Community Partner: Individualized Degree Program

Enriching Student Success through Metacognitive School-Based Intervention
Student Researchers: Elizabeth Caporale, Bettina Cecilia Gonzalez, and Lauren Thomann
Faculty Sponsors: Dina Anselmi and David Reuman
Community Partner: Deb Avery, Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy

Investigating State Policy at the Local Level: The Common Core in Hartford
Student Researcher: Elaina Rollins
Faculty Sponsor: Jack Dougherty
Community Partner: A Hartford school teacher, Hartford Public Schools

Building Community and Fighting the Hartford Food Desert
Student Researcher: Isabelle Moore
Faculty Sponsor: Cameron Douglass
Community Partner: Billings Forge Community Works, Hartford, CT

Youth Violence Prevention Initiative
Student Researcher: Lyndsay Brattan
Faculty Sponsor: Laura Holt
Community Partner: Sarah Diamond, Diamond Consultants

Building a Multicultural Center For the Immigrant Community of Asylum Hill
Student Researchers: Emy Farrow-German and Kaitlyn Sprague
Faculty Sponsor: Rasha Ahmed
Community Partner: Jennifer Cassidy, Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association

CLI Fellows and Partnerships, 2014-15

CLI Fellows at the December 2014 presentations

CLI Fellows at the December 2014 presentations: (from left to right) Salima Etoka, Melody Fulton, Chloe Shiras, Danielle Carp, Jennifer Schackner, Richelle Benjamin, Victoria Smith Ellison, Sean Navin, Minh Nguyen, and Minh Anh Nguyen

Learn more about 2014-15 Fellows: CLI Fellows Present Fall Semester Research (December 2014)

Common Core Conversations in Connecticut: Analyzing Public Testimonies
Student Researcher: Richelle Benjamin
Faculty Sponsor: Rachel Leventhal-Weiner
Community Partner: Connecticut Parent Power

Hopeful Homecomings: Women, Prison Reentry, and the Arts
Student Researcher: Victoria Smith Ellison
Faculty Sponsor: Judy Dworin
Community Partner: Judy Dworin Performance Project

Refugee Resettlement in Hartford
Student Researcher: Salima Etoka
Faculty Sponsor: Alta Lash
Community Partner: Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association

Enhancing Metacognition and Mindfulness in Middle School Students: Can Simultaneous Interventions Improve Academic Performance?
Student Researchers: Melody Fulton and Jennifer Schackner
Faculty Sponsors: Dina Anselmi and David Reuman
Community Partner: Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy

Reducing Recidivism in Hartford, Connecticut
Student Researcher: Sean Navin
Faculty Sponsor: Stefanie Chambers
Community Partner: Community Partners in Action

Spatial Analysis of Students Residing in Metro Hartford in HPS-run Magnet Schools, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013
Student Researchers: Minh H. Nguyen and Minh Anh Nguyen
Faculty Sponsor: Diane Zannoni
Community Partner: Achieve Hartford! and Hartford Public Schools

FAQ of Resources and Services for Immigrants in Connecticut
Student Researcher: Chloe Shiras
Faculty Sponsor: Garth Myers
Community Partner: Hartford Public Library – The American Place

CLI Fellows and Partnerships, 2013-14

CLI Fellows at the December 2013 presentations Back row: Jacob Jordan, Gaurav Toor, Stephen Spirou, Joshua Frank Front Row: Marissa Block, Juan Velazquez, Julia "Cheeky" Herr, Maya Mineoi Not in photo: Taylor Godfrey, Melva Lopez, and Eddy Oketch

CLI Fellows at the December 2013 presentations
Back row: Jacob Jordan, Gaurav Toor, Stephen Spirou, Joshua Frank
Front Row: Marissa Block, Juan Velazquez, Julia “Cheeky” Herr, Maya Mineoi
Not in photo: Taylor Godfrey, Melva Lopez, and Eddy Oketch

Who Chooses? An Analysis of Student Characteristics in the Hartford Public School System
Student Researchers: Marissa Block, Stephen Spirou, and Guarav Toor
Faculty Sponsor: Diane Zannoni
Community Partner: Achieve Hartford! Executive Director, Paul Holzer

The English Language Learner Program at Burns Latino Studies Academy:  Achievements and Challenges
Student Researchers: Joshua Frank, Julia “Cheeky” Herr and Jacob Jordan
Faculty Sponsor: Stefanie Chambers
Community Partner: Burns Latino Studies Academy. Principal Brase

Learn 2 Learn: A Metacognitive Intervention
Student Researchers: Taylor Godfrey and Melva Lopez                                                      Faculty Sponsors: Dina Anselmi and David Reuman
Community Partner: Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy. Ms. Avery

Encouraging Media Literacy with ELCA Youth Groups:  Equipping Adult Mentors to Guide Youth in Critically Evaluating Messages of TV and Film 
Student Researcher: Maya Mineoi
Faculty Sponsor: Erin Valentino
Community Partner: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Director of Young Adult Ministry, Rozella White

Taking Root: Community Gardening and Youth Organization in Hartford
Student Researcher: Eddy Oketch
Faculty Sponsor: Carol Clark
Community Partner: Hartford Food System. Executive Director, Martha Page

How Can We Collaborate? Moving Past Communication Dysfunction in Public School Communities
Student Researcher: Carlos Velazquez
Faculty Sponsor: Jack Dougherty
Community Partner: elementary school in the Hartford Public School district

CLI Fellows and Partnerships, 2012-13

CLI Fellows 2012-13: Tim Naratil, Ben Rudy, Evan Sternberg, Gracie Phillips, Fionnuala Darby-Hudgens; front: Genevieve Uslander, Annie Arnzen, Ayiti Maharaj-Best, Emily Howe, Sarah Kacevich

Read more about the 2012-13 Fellows in this profile, “Community Learning Program Engages Students in Experiential Research“.

Finding Voice, Supporting Process: The collaboration between teaching artists and social workers in an arts intervention program with populations affected by incarceration
Student Researcher: Anne Arnzen
Faculty Sponsor: Judy Dworin
Community Partner: Teaching artists and social workers, Bridging Boundaries Program, Judy Dworin Performance Project

Zoned Out:  How Residential Zoning Policy and Housing are Linked to Schooling in Connecticut
Student Researcher: Fionnuala Darby-Hudgens
Faculty Sponsor: Jack Dougherty
Community Partner: Connecticut Fair Housing Center

Metacognition and Academic Achievement in Middle School Students
Student Researchers: Emily Howe and Tim Naratil
Faculty Sponsors: Dina Anselmi and David Reuman
Community Partner: Debra Avery, Teacher, Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy

Accessing Human Rights through Faith-based Social Justice and Cultural Citizenship: Hartford’s Low-income Latino Immigrants
Student Researcher: Sarah Kacevich
Faculty Sponsor: Janet Bauer
Community Partner: Jubilee House and Our Lady of Sorrows Parish

Where Dolor: A Study of the Communication between Nurses and Spanish-speaking Patients
Student Researcher: Ayiti Maharaj-Best
Faculty Sponsor: Theresa Morris
Community Partner: Hartford Hospital

The Experiences of Steppingstone Scholars:  Implications for Developing a Mentoring Program
Student Researcher: Gracie Phillips
Faculty Sponsors: Dina Anselmi and Laura Holt
Community Partner: Steppingstone Academy Hartford

Who Stays?  Who Leaves?  An Analysis of Higher Achieving Hartford Public Schools Students
Student Researchers: Evan Sternberg and Ben Rudy
Faculty Sponsor: Diane Zannoni
Community Partner: Paul Holzer, Achieve Hartford!

Social Experiences of Hartford Students in Independent School Environments
Student Researcher: Genevieve Uslander
Faculty Sponsor: Andrea Dyrness
Community Partner: Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation

CLI Fellows and Partnerships, 2011-12

CLI Research Fellows, 2011-12

Arts Intervention Program:  Children of Incarcerated Parents
Student Researcher:  Lenny Bautista
Faculty Sponsor:  Judy Dworin
Community Partner:  Sarah Diamond, Arts Intervention Program of the Judy Dworin Performance Project in collaboration with Families in Crisis and Diamond Research Consulting

Metacognitive Knowledge:  Beliefs about Ability and School Performance
Student Researcher:  Merrill Brady
Faculty Sponsor:  Dina Anselmi
Community Partner: Ms. Avery, Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy, Learning Corridor

Peruvian Identity: Peruvian Cuisine and its Impact in Hartford
Student Researcher:  Andrea Chunga-Celis
Faculty Sponsor:  Anne Lambright
Community Partner:  Peruvian Consulate

Who Chooses:  A Study of School Choice in Hartford
Student Researchers:  Matt Del Conte and Sushil Trivedi
Faculty Sponsor:  Diane Zannoni
Community Partner:  Paul Holzer, Achieve Hartford

Achieve Hartford: Leadership in Hartford Public Schools
Student Researchers:  Sarah Gardiner and Michael Oleskewicz
Faculty Sponsor:  Stefanie Chambers
Community Partner:  Paul Holzer, Kent Ashworth, & Waleed Qamar, Achieve Hartford

App Inventor in the K-12 Computing Curriculum
Student Researcher:  Pauline Lake
Faculty Sponsor:  Ralph Morelli
Community Partner:  Carlos Espinosa, Trinfo Café; Carlos Aldave, A.I. Prince Technical High School; Jack Baldermann, Hartford Public High School

Park River South Branch – Confluence Sediment Analysis
Student Researcher:  William Martin-Black
Faculty Sponsor:  Jonathan Gourley
Community Partner:  Mary Pelletier, Park River Watershed Revitalization Initiative

Early College High School Partnerships: Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy
Student Researcher:  Mika Roux
Faculty Sponsor:  Stefanie Chambers
Community Partner:  Sally Biggs, Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy

Bilingual Education at the Burns Community School
Student Researcher:  Amanda Shifreen
Faculty Sponsor:  Andrea Dyrness
Community Partner:  Mi Casa Family Service & Educational Center

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