Trott’s community research senior capstone students present at City Hall

The students in Center Affiliate Carlie Trott’s senior capstone course (PSYC 5051: Research Methods: Community Research) presented their research at Cincinnati City Hall this week: “Broadening Participation in Household Recycling in Cincinnati: First Findings from a Focus Group Study in South Cumminsville.” The research was a partnership between the class, the City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability and the South Cumminsville-based community organization Working in Neighborhoods. The project–made possible with external funding by Rumpke–aimed to identify barriers to recycling in a majority low-income African American neighborhood in Cincinnati and to propose solutions to city officials.

The presentation was met with genuine interest and praise for the student presenters by the four members of City Council comprising the Equity, Inclusion, Youth, and Arts Committee. A research report will also be supplied to community participants.