Communities across the country face an increasing need to become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. However many rural communities, low income communities, and communities of color operate on tight budgets, and lack the funding, resources, and staff capacity to research and design climate resiliency projects. Fulton, Missouri is one such under-resourced rural community, where increasingly common flash floods put an eroding levee at risk of failure. With the community’s safety at risk, Fulton city managers are tasked with designing a solution to the eroding levee without the budget to do so. In a partnership with Community and College Partners Program (C2P2), emLab enlisted a team of students to research and design solutions to Fulton’s eroding levee that both build the community’s climate resilience and provide important community-based environmental justice experience to students.