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...

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...

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...