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.

Visit the Virtual 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Reflection Exhibition!

The CHC is proud to announce that our virtual 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Reflection Exhibition is now live! Head on over to the website to view, read, and listen to this year's wonderful and inspiring submissions.

Announcing the 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Faculty Seminars

The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative is pleased to announce that this year we will be hosting two offerings of our week-long, intensive seminar exploring one of the 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners. This year’s seminars will focus on Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey.


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.