Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine
We are all shocked and concerned about the war in Ukraine. Northeast Ohio has strong ties to Ukraine and Russia, with thousands of people from both countries calling the Cleveland area home. In fact, nearly 4,000 reportedly live in Parma, which is also home to our Western Campus. And many of these individuals are Tri-C students.
Cuyahoga Community College is joining other Cleveland-area organizations to support those affected by the war. In addition to gathering resources and raising funds, we are also providing important educational context about this ever-changing situation.
In times of difficulty, Tri-C employees and students pull together. This time is no different. We have compiled a list of ways you can inform yourself and join the efforts to assist.
Ava Preston is a 16-year-old College Credit Plus student at Tri-C, sixth-year vocalist in the Tri-C JazzFest Academy and a 2022 DownBeat Student Music Award winner. She recently created a music video in response to the crisis in Ukraine. The song, “Ashes,” was written by Ava several years ago and is about senseless war. She is accompanied in her performance by the entire Tri-C JazzFest Academy faculty.
Warning: The video contains graphic images of war.