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

Go from:

A — an Associate of Arts degree at Cuyahoga Community College 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, is a partnership between Tri-C and CWRU to promote Tri-C student transfer to CWRU to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in any of CWRU’s humanities fields. The CHC’s mission is to support student academic progress towards transfer to CWRU, strengthen faculty collaborations, and promote the humanities in northeastern Ohio.  With the CHC, reaching your goals is as easy as ABC!

If you are a Tri-C 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 stipends to support your transition and academic program.

CHC Research Spotlight: Christopher Cannon

Christopher Cannon, a CHC Scholar from Cohort 2, is in his senior year at CWRU. He is pursuing a double major in English and history and a minor in Spanish. Learn about his recent research here!

CHC Scholar Spotlight: Kimberly Armbruster

Kimberly Armbruster graduated from Tri-C this spring, and then transferred to CWRU this summer as part of the CHC’s third cohort. She is planning to major in women’s and gender studies. Read more about Kim’s journey here!


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.