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What Living Means is a podcast that shares inspiring personal stories and helpful advice to the wonderful members of YES Communities. We'll take a journey across America for an up-close look at manufactured housing communities and why they are so important to the more than 20 million Americans who live in them.


What Living Means is hosted by Vanessa Jasinski, a Vice President at YES communities. She has a passion for making home ownership a reality for people and families across the United States.

Episode: 15

Perfect Your Holiday Meal

Duration: 27:14 Date: 11/21/2022

In this episode, Executive Chef Joe Goetze of Founding Farmers walks us through some simple ways to create winning & memorable holiday meals.

Episode: 14

Course Correction

Duration: 20:57 Date: 11/09/2022

In this episode, we talk to Richard Tagle of the Denver Public School foundation on how we can help students catch up in math and reading after two years of unprecedented interruption.

Episode: 13

Wellness in the Workplace

Duration: 19:11 Date: 07/13/2022

Yes Communities' Leanna Cline and Cigna's Kylee Geffre discuss how the approach to wellness has changed, and what goes into creating a wellness culture that attracts and retains talent.

Episode: 12

A Sustainable Future

Duration: 11:17 Date: 05/16/2022

William Jenkins, Director of Environment and Sustainability at Clayton Homes, discusses diverting thousands of tons of unnecessary construction waste from landfills, smart features that help residents save on utilities, and a sustainability pledge to plant ...

Episode: 11

Giving Back

Duration: 22:07 Date: 12/20/2021

Restauranteur Mark Bucher saw his Medium Rare steakhouses sidelined during the 2020 pandemic shutdown. Instead of waiting it out, he founded Feed the Fridge to solve America's hunger problem.

Episode: 10

Back to School

Duration: 22:02 Date: 09/24/2021

Our special guest, Ann Dolin founder of Educational Connections Tutoring and Test Prep, shares with us some strategies for both parents and students to make the return to school a success.

Episode: 9

Growing Community

Duration: 19:28 Date: 08/10/2021

Community gardening provides a place where generations of people can gather and cultivate both food and friendships. On this episode, Peterson Garden Project Founder LaManda Joy and YES Communities' Randi Miller speak to the power of planting seeds th ...

Episode: 8

Thank You For Your Service

Duration: 35:10 Date: 05/24/2021

In this episode, we recognize the incredible service that veterans perform each and every day in our own community. Our two amazing guests reveal the challenges of life on active duty and the skills that make veterans so valuable in the workforce.

Episode: 7

Building Futures Scholarship

Duration: 21:52 Date: 04/19/2021

Last year in 2020, YES Communities launched the Building Futures Scholarship Program to help fund the higher education of YES residents and staff. In this episode, we'll catch up with previous scholarship recipients and educators who can speak to the p ...

Episode: 6

Building Community From the Ground Up

Duration: 21:48 Date: 03/17/2021

We'll examine what it takes to convince local leadership to shake their preconceived notions of manufactured housing and help solve the affordable housing crisis in our country.

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