CCFC employs strategic partnerships with private land owners and institutions to create agroecology centers. The primary function of these centers is to provide a venue for CCFC's agroecology camps and workshops attended by scholarship students. A secondary function of these centers is helping to conserve green space, restore habitat and reforest degraded lands.
The Sierra Chilaxha' represents a huge benefit to advancing the duel causes of education and conservation. CCFC has already built a small temporary dormitory on location. In 2011 plans are advancing to build a more permanent structure.
CCFC's partnership with the Bezaleel school in San Juan Chamelco has given CCFC a living laboratory for teaching agroecology. CCFC's presence on this campus also helps the Bezaleel school to feed their resident student body of 200 7th, 8th and 9th graders.
CCFC's partnership with the Chajbaok reserve allows CCFC scholarship recipients a chance to learn about the cloud forest as well as small scale agricultural projects such as raising fish and growing berries. The historic Chipoc farm is an important venue for reforestation and learning about dairy.
All four agroecology centers occupy valuable habitat and are strategically important for conservation. Two of the centers border Coban and form a kind of greenbelt to the north of Coban. Between Chajbaoc and the Chipoc farm 205 species of birds have been reliably recorded.