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Holocaust and Humanity Center in Cincinnati
recipients: Kristi Ugland, Tree of Life Christian School, Columbus, Ohio
date: 2018

Kristi Ugland, an English teacher at the Tree of Life Christian School in Columbus, Ohio,  used a mini-grant from TOLI to help teach an elective this year. The grant helped fund a class field trip to the Holocaust and Humanity Center in Cincinnati, where students come across personal accounts that help promote tolerance and social justice. Kristi’s class showcased their critical thinking and compassion through projects at the Bridge Community Center where English classes, a soup kitchen, and legal services are offered to marginalized refugees and immigrants. Kristi and her students made goodie bags for Somali students at the center and also helped clean the building. The class also made a political impact on the city of Columbus when the students met with the Mayor to have an discussion about civil discourse. The photos below show students proudly wearing student-designed t-shirts with the Hebrew word for “Remember” on the front and the TOLI logo on the back.


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