Student Projects

Student Projects

The Hart Leadership Program has a long history of exemplary student work, and we are proud to showcase here a selection of student research projects, internships, and honors theses dating back to 2011. Below, you can explore nearly 400 student projects, filtering by project type, Hart program affiliated with the project, thematic topics, project locations, and project years. The database does not provide the full text of students' projects, but it does provide abstracts of student work wherever available, as well as more information including students' class year and, when applicable, the name of the community partner organization a student worked with to conduct their internship or research. We will continue to expand the database as our students continue conducting phenomenal projects. In the meantime, use the search function below to explore our incredible students' work, and get inspired!

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Topic: Borders, Boundaries, Barriers, & Belonging

Learning Together with the Simama Project in Nanyuki, Kenya

Griffin Storm’s spent his SOL summer in Nanyuki, Kenya with the Simama Project. a community-based organization focused on supporting some of the most vulnerable children and youth in Kenya. The Simama Project believes that simply paying for a child’s school fees is not enough, and thus embody a “full-child” model …

Immigration Justice for Migrants in the El Paso-Juarez Border Region

Mariana Meza interned with Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Centre, a non-profit organization in El Paso, Texas that provides pro-bono and low-cost legal aid to migrants in the border area. The role initially focused on independent post-release work under the Detained Deportation Defense Team, assisting migrants in their transition to new …

Creating Farm Working Justice in North Carolina

“Creating Farmworker Justice in North Carolina” consisted of working with farmworker communities distributed throughout the rural counties of North Carolina. The task included working with attorneys to understand the legal rights of contracted (H-2A/H-2B visas) farmworkers, conducting outreach nights to predominately farmworker locations, creating social media content in English and …

The Future of Afghan Applicants to US Colleges

This summer I worked with Kabul Educational Advising Center (KEAC), the only SAT testing center in Afghanistan, to create a standard and reusable preparation program for the Afghan high school students and school graduates who are interested in applying to US colleges and universities. We also developed an online application …

Challenges Facing Canadian Francophone Students in Anglo-Dominant Contexts During Their Transition to Postsecondary Education

While the majority of French Canadians live in Quebec, Canada is also home to numerous francophone minority communities scattered across the country. Although the constitution guarantees linguistic rights such as bilingual access to government services to these francophones outside of Quebec, the assimilationist forces from the dominant Anglophone culture continuously …

Using Latine Community Networks to Create Healthier Families

At Make the Road NY, I worked with the Health Outreach Team and Trans Immigrant Health Project to collect referrals to connect residents to SNAP/WIC benefits, NYC Care, health insurance programs, OSHA classes, and immigration assistance. I also researched and developed accessible-language bilingual presentations for community workshops on SNAP benefits, …