Put on your dancing shoes and celebrate Champions in Community Action!

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CAPK's 2018
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Get on your dancing shoes and celebrate Champions in Community Action!

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El programa Migrant Childcare quizás
le pueda ayudar.

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The Migrant Childcare Program may be able
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Learn more about proposed federal changes to public charge.

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Dial 2-1-1 to see how CAPK's Energy program can help.

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Give your child
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VITA offers year-round tax preparation.

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To connect with services, dial 2-1-1.

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Community Action Partnership of Kern’s
themed Humanitarian Awards Banquet is Thursday, May 9 at 5 pm at the Friendship House Community Center. Celebrate Champions in Community Action while helping raise funds to fight poverty in
Kern County!


We’d love to hear from you!


20-21 Draft CAP Report

Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK), a federally designated anti-poverty organization, welcomes and encourages public comment and a public hearing of the COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT (CSBG) 2020-2021, COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN (CAP)

Public Comment Period from April 9, 2019 to April 24, 2019.

Comments Submission by phone, email or mail or to request a printed copy to:

Kathline Moessner, 661-336-5236 x1193, or at kmoessner@capk.org

5005 Business Park North, Bakersfield CA, 93309


Public Hearing Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:00 pm

All interested parties, community-based organizations, government agencies, organizations serving low-income individuals/families, and the general public are encouraged to attend and provide public comments.

Community Action Partnership of Kern, Board Room

5005 Business Park North, Bakersfield CA, 93309



Helping People... Changing Lives.

Established in 1965, Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) administers close to a dozen programs aimed at meeting children, families and individuals at their point of need, for those who have had difficulty engaging the “American Dream.”  (Click here to download a one-sheet flyer with brief descriptions of our programs in English and Spanish.)

We also have a three-minute video to give you a nugget-sized description of our agency’s history, programs and the impact we make in the communities we serve. Click here to watch on our YouTube channel.

The work of CAPK touches the lives of more than 75,000 of your neighbors, co-workers, family and friends annually, by:

  • Distributing 12.25 million pounds of food for the food insecure;
  • Delivering nutrition to 20,000 women, infants and children;
  • Serving more than 900,000 meals to Head Start and Summer Meals Program children;
  • Providing utility assistance for 9,400 families;
  • Offering after school and summer programs for 389 at-risk youth;
  • Delivering early childhood education and preschool to some 3,000 children;
  • Answering over 101,000 calls for human and social services referrals.

The Promise of Community Action:

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

our mission:

Community Action Partnership of Kern shall provide and advocate for resources that will empower members of the communities we serve to be self-sufficient.

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