Kit Carson Commons
The Workforce Pathway at Kit Carson Commons Scholar House offers affordable housing and supportive services for single parents who are enrolled in a post-secondary institution.
Committed to empowering individuals to support themselves and their communities.
Kit Carson Commons Scholar House is designed to uplift and stabilize your journey, offering a blend of educational support, social services, and workforce training. Here, you are part of a community invested in your success.
Enjoy a range of services tailored to your needs, including workshops on parenting, financial management, nutrition, and valuable job search skills.
The program provides:
Residents benefit from case management, workshops, and various programs covering parenting skills, family resource management, nutrition, work skills, problem-solving, and job search techniques. Most services are offered at no cost.
Priority for admission is given to low-income single parent military service members, veterans, and parents attending college full-time.
Admission is given to:
Participants agree to meet monthly with a case manager and attend life skills workshops.
Once individuals are accepted into the program, they are directed to the housing counselor for an evaluation of their eligibility for rental assistance. Continued housing eligibility centers on sustained participation in the program, including maintaining full-time student status, achieving a 2.0 GPA, contributing a modest share of the rent, and engaging in mandatory supportive services such as life skills, study hours, and case management.
Beginning your journey with the Kit Carson Commons Scholar House program is straightforward. Follow these steps to begin the application process:
Fill out the questionnaire (accessible via the link below). This form collects pertinent information and determines your position on the program’s prioritization list.
Interview and Documentation:
If you qualify for top priority admission, you will be invited for an interview with the Scholar House staff. This step assesses your commitment to active participation and success in the program.
During the scheduled interview, be prepared to provide the following items (linked below):
Embark on this exciting journey toward self-sufficiency. Your success awaits at Kit Carson Commons Scholar House!
Immerse yourself in comfortable, income-based housing with fantastic amenities, a computer lab, childcare options, and convenient parking. The program offers 30 housing units, including 3 fully accessible for handicap living. Amenities include a washer/dryer, dishwasher, storage space, and designated parking. Winterwood, Inc. manages the property, ensuring you a peace of mind. Note: While located on leased land at EKU and prioritizing student parents, this program is not a form of student housing.
Click on the image below to see an apartment layout.
At Kit Carson Commons, we offer a Workforce Development Center to serve our community. This center features three classrooms dedicated to equipping individuals with real-world skills essential for success in industries such as manufacturing and warehousing. EKU Workforce Development and Community Engagement manages a diverse catalog of classes available to industry partners and community members, fostering continuous professional and personal growth. For further details on EKU’s Workforce Development, please visit their website: https://workforce.eku.edu/