We believe that Andean communities are an untapped source of knowledge when it comes to sustainability, cultural harmony, and conscientious living. The cornerstone of the Center for Andean Studies (CAS) is providing unique environments for learning. Local community members have access to agriculture training and courses at the CAS designed on Andean traditions of sharing and equality. At the same time, students work alongside communities and development actors in an immersive fashion to access this local knowledge, challenge perceptions of poverty, and offer value to the AASD and our partners. Both students and communities work together and both benefit from the result. The Center for Andean Studies utilizes an impact-driven model that provides innovative support to community-led development for Andean farming communities while providing an unparalleled experience for students.