ESSEX, MD—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a combined $3.88 million to the Community College of Baltimore County and to Johns Hopkins University to support collaborations between the two institutions on humanities curriculum and pedagogy.
The grant money will be used to continue the Humanities for All initiative, which was started in 2017 with an original Mellon Foundation grant of $1.725 million to the two schools.
Humanities for All provides humanities students a more dynamic learning experience and helps improve transfer success for students.
CCBC’s continued collaboration with the Mellon Foundation will allow CCBC to use innovative approaches – some already proven and some new – to connect the humanities to intellectual growth.
Humanities for All will strengthen students’ cognitive skills nurtured through a multi-pronged approach that integrates a variety of academic, experiential and practical Humanities activities into the lives of students.
A variety of courses, programs and other experiences will provide multiple touch points for exposing students to – and helping them apply – a humanities mindset to the rest of their education and life.