Hispanic Excellence Scholarship Fund (HESF)

The Hispanic Excellence Scholarship Fund (HESF) is a California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) initiative, established in 1984 by CSU President Emeritus Dr. Tomás A. Arciniega (CSUB President 1983-2004) to increase access to a college education for academically excellent financially deserving underrepresented students who demonstrate leadership potential. We are proud to say, they now are entering ... Continue reading...

United Way of Kern County selected as 2022 Non-Profit of the Year

A message from Assembly Member, Rudy Salas’s office It is my pleasure to inform you that Assembly member Rudy Salas selected your non-profit organization, United Way of Kern County as the 2022 Nonprofit of the Year for Assembly District 32. This is the seventh year of the California Nonprofit of the Year initiative, and with ... Continue reading...

United for Ukraine Fund

Dear Colleagues:The scale of civilian casualties in Ukraine is alarming and heartbreaking.  In moments like these that the mission of United Way is most urgently needed.I want to let you know that we have established the United for Ukraine Fund to support the vital work on the ground to help more than a million people who have ... Continue reading...

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

United Way of Kern County has run many resourceful programs throughout the years in order to help the community. One of them being the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. This program falls under the United Way of Kern County financial stability department which is a free income tax assistance program that has granted low-income ... Continue reading...

The Best Ways to Enjoy the Kern County Fall with Kids

  Source By Jodi Hunter Children love kicking through colorful and crunchy leaves almost as much as they love rolling in the dirt. Then there’s the added bonus of finding special treasures to fill their empty pockets. The Golden Empire is bursting with picnic areas, baseball fields, campgrounds, public gardens, and playgrounds – all offering ... Continue reading...

Caring for Grandkids and Keeping Them Safe on the Road

Written by: Sara Coleman Edited by: Maggie Kempken As a grandparent involved in their grandkids’ everyday tasks and routines, much of your time with your grandchildren may be spent in the car. Whether it’s going to and from school, running errands or taking the kids to activities and events, you may find yourself spending a ... Continue reading...

Tips For Teaching Kids About Nature And Food Systems Throughout Kern County

By Miranda Culvert Nature and food depend upon each other, from growing and harvesting grains and vegetables, to raising livestock. Teaching kids about food helps to promote a healthy diet. In Kern County, children will thrive with good eating habits and by staying active. But how do you convince a child that ordinary white milk ... Continue reading...

7 Ways to Help People Who are Food Insecure

Find Ways to Volunteer from Home or In-Person In this time of crisis, many people in our community are looking for ways to give back. We appreciate that our region is full of hand-raisers and do-gooders! With the help of generous people like you, we can work together to manage the impact of COVID-19.   ... Continue reading...

Quick and Easy Ways to Stay Active

Keep active while you keep your distance. You can stay healthy and physically fit by making small choices to stay active. Staying active and keeping a healthy lifestyle right now doesn’t need to be difficult. It all starts by shaking up your routine. Start small by changing one habit in your daily routine. It’s easier ... Continue reading...

8 Ways to Thank Frontline Workers

How will you participate in #GivingTuesdayNow? Nurses. Doctors. Grocery store employees. Delivery drivers. Warehouse workers. First responders. Truck drivers. Cleaners. There are so many people who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. They continue to help keep our community safe and the world running. To honor and celebrate their ongoing sacrifice, let’s say ... Continue reading...