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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Increasing Arts Access Across the US South

Melody was an intern at South Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization in Atlanta, Georgia. South Arts seeks to empower southern artists, organizations, and communities to celebrate and elevate the rich culture of the U.S. South. South Arts offers grants and fellowships to highlight southern artists, organizations, and communities and …

Art and Gallery Curation as a Driver for Social Change

Olivia spent her summer as an intern at C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut. C. Parker Gallery seeks to connect art lovers with art and artists, enriching the greater Greenwich community. C. Parker is committed to being a transparent and equal partner to clients and artists, seeing art’s beauty as …

Fostering LGBTQ Empowerment: Contributions and Leadership

Anushri Saxena’s spent her SOL summer at the Montrose Center, Houston’s LGBTQ community hub. She worked across multiple departments at the Montrose Center, including Development, Senior Services, and Youth Services. A primary project she worked on was a program evaluation for the Center’s Hatch Youth Program. The evaluation included conducting …

Engaging Asian-American Community Health Needs

Carina Lei participated in a nine-week internship program called Project AHEAD at Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC) in New York City. The internship focused on conducting a community health needs assessment (CHNA) for Asian/American seniors in NYC, particularly vulnerable post-COVID-19. This assessment included a literature review, surveys, interviews, …

Youth Health Education Programming with Sociedad Latina

Lauren Valle worked as an intern in the Health Education program at Sociedad Latina (SL), a five-week youth summer program. The project aimed to design and implement a 5-week calendar for the youth summer program. The calendar developed collaboratively with a team, was tailored to be accessible to individuals with …

Strengthening Community Health through Interpersonal Relationships and Initiatives

Joy’s transformative summer experience at Project Horseshoe Farm in Greensboro, AL emphasized the pivotal role of interpersonal relationships in fostering community health, particularly among vulnerable demographics. As part of the internship, Joy co-led the Community Centre Program three days a week, engaging in various activities like transportation, promoting healthy lifestyles, …