The CRC prepares our community workforce for tomorrow. WVU Undergraduate Students are trained by CRC Team through the Sustainable Development Internship Program (SDI) while Graduate Students are trained through the Community Engaged Research Assistants (CERAs). The two programs provide the necessary coaching and training to the students so they can skillfully engage with community partners and execute projects. By involving students in these projects, the CRC creates valuable opportunities for them to contribute their skills and expertise in assisting community partners. This active engagement allows students to apply their knowledge and make meaningful contributions to community-driven initiatives, creating a new generation of community change-makers. The CRC's commitment to involving students and community partners in these cooperative projects strengthens the bond between academia and the community. This collaborative approach not only empowers students to apply their learning in practical settings but also provides valuable support and resources to community partners, addressing their specific needs and promoting long-term growth and development.