Learn what you love — then make it your life’s work.

Go from:

A — an Associate of Arts degree at Tri-C and, new in 2020, Lakeland CC or LCCC to

B — a Bachelor of Arts degree at Case Western Reserve University to

C — making choices that open doors to your future.

The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative (CHC), generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, describes partnerships among Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Lakeland Community College (Lakeland CC), and Lorain County Community College (LCCC).

The CHC supports community college students from these schools as they complete Associate of Arts degrees in the humanities, apply and transfer to CWRU to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in any of CWRU’s humanities fields, and go on to rich postgraduate opportunities that make use of the skills they cultivated in the CHC program.

The CHC also works to introduce graduate students at CWRU to community college students, teaching, and opportunities. We are eager to strengthen faculty collaborations across our institutions through a variety of community-based programs, as we promote the humanities in northeastern Ohio.

With the CHC, reaching your goals is as easy as ABC!

If you are a Tri-C, Lakeland CC, or LCCC student with a passion for the humanities working on an associate’s degree, the CHC offers a great opportunity for you to pursue your four-year degree through a program that will advise and mentor you, introduce you to CWRU’s community, and invite you to engage in special access programming. As a CHC Scholar at CWRU, you will have access to research funding to support your transition and academic program.

CHC Summer Collaboratory

The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative is hosting a residential research program for community college students. The Summer Collaboratory provides all participants with housing and a stipend, and will run from May 22 – June 23, 2023.

Call for Participants: 2023 Anisfield-Wolf Faculty Seminars

The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative is pleased to announce that we will again be offering two, week-long, intensive summer seminars for faculty, staff, and graduate students.


Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, whose mission is to “strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies.” Learn more about the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s mission and current programs here.