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Community Partners

The CRC is an action research center and relies on our cooperative agreement with community partners for both research and education; and to activate our mission in community and system transformation. CRC goal is to seek out and develop long term relationships with community partners that put forth a mutual understanding of cooperativism and a mission of systematic change that will result in more sustainable and resilient communities. These partnerships seek to establish, maintain and grow an equitable relationship with a vision for a long term and ongoing relationship. The WVU CRC and its partners will openly agree to engage in a partnership that will mutually benefit and support each organization. Projects may result in products, knowledge, data, tools, learning, teaching, grant development. The CRC actively recruits community partners that have projects or ideas that are aligned with the Areas of Collective Inquiry.

It Starts Now!

The program actively supports community partners by fostering long-term commitments to community-engaged research. It provides guidance and assistance to community partners in launching or maintaining collaborative research programs through external fundraising efforts. By offering mentorship and resources, the CRC program empowers community partners to integrate research projects into their overall goals and responsibilities. Together, the CRC and community partners work towards generating knowledge, addressing challenges, and creating sustainable and resilient communities.

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