An online community is raising money for the college coopers pond apartment building that is expected to be completed next year.
The building is set to house the largest campus of the University of Pittsburgh, home to about 600 students.
“Coopers Pond is one of the largest, if not the largest in the world, and we know that when you have students who can work together to solve real world problems, you are going to have a lot of success,” said Josh Fauci, co-founder and president of The Pittsburgh Coopers Pond Association, in a statement.
Coopers ponds are co-ops, and are the largest and most well-known co-op in the United States, according to a Forbes article.
Co-op students work together in groups of five or six, and the coopers help each other out, helping each other solve problems.
Students can also meet and hang out with their friends.
Cooper ponds also offer a community of like-minded students, who can help each others out.
Fauji said they have helped students make friends through co-operating with each other, and have helped each other understand the different aspects of their career paths.
The coopers are also offering the community a chance to get in touch with their parents, and make friends, he said.
Cooperative Learning Co-op, or CMCC, is the biggest campus of Penn State, home of nearly 1,000 students.
CMCC will house more than 2,000 undergraduate students and graduate students, with a combined capacity of more than 100,000 square feet.CMCC co-chairs Rob Smith and Justin McElroy said the coop is the ideal home for the co-operative learning program, which allows students to work together on a collaborative project.
CMHC co-chair Jeff Stoddard said CMHC is committed to making it the home of the Coopers pond, because the building is located on a beautiful campus.
CMEC co-owners Scott Siegel and Chris Johnson said CMEC will work with CMHC to make the Coppers Pond a place where students and families can be safe, happy and fulfilled.