Long story short:
Park Keen Community serves college students by providing affordable and environmentally sustainable housing while creating shared knowledge through community.
Park Keen Community was started by an Environmental Engineering Student (Kerry Smith) during the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020).
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Park Keen Community is in start-up mode and is currently planned to begin operations after the owner (Kerry Smith) graduates. Her expected graduation will be in 2025. In the meantime, we will be working hard to grow (especially by expanding our connections)!
What's new with Park Keen Community?
What does K.E.E.N mean?
KEEN = Knowledge + Efficiency + Economical + Nature
Knowledge. Spread it.
Shared knowledge through community
In society today, it can be difficult to find reliable knowledge and resources. In many cases, students leave school with little more than a small piece of paper and large quantities of debt.
Park Keen Community provides support by creating a space for students to pool their knowledge, connections, and resources together for the benefit of the community.
Efficiency. Learn it.
Energy and space efficient technologies
By incorporating tiny house building techniques Park Keen Community does it's best to make each unit efficient since tiny homes are energy and space efficient!
New environmentally sustainable technologies, as well as, environmentally friendly materials will be used as often as possible.
Economical. Understand it.
Economically affordable housing
Today, money is very important to human survival. Many students are too focused on "getting the degree" versus "getting the job".
But even after getting the job, most students struggle to understand money and economics. This is why it is important to us that students get support in "learning how to make money work for them" (versus "working for money").
Nature. Respect it.
We are all nature; we must adapt
Adaptation is important in nature; we are adapting by improving the quality of life for college students today and for future generations to come by respecting the environment and nature.
Park Keen Community is commited to educating the community on the environment and how to respect it. Nobody is solely responsible for the care of the Earth that we ALL call home.
Park Keen Community is created for students, by students.
We do our best to serve students by focusing on:
Student Focused Support
Affordable housing options
A safe space to learn & grow
Supporting S.T.E.A.M diversity, equity & equality
Spreading knowledge through community learning
Supportive network & positive support system
Personal & Professional Growth
Career explorations & development
Expanding your personal and professional connections
Self esteem & confidence building
Sharing knowledge about internships & job opportunities
Working as a team because we are all in this together
Kerry Smith (Park Keen Creator)
We all need to start somewhere, so here we are! Park Keen Community is a dream in development and may not look the most polished, but if there is a will, there is a way. I refuse to sit and do nothing as our students (and my fellow classmates) go without affordable housing and other essential needs... If nobody else will be the change, then I will. Park Keen Community will.