CAPK's 2017
Humanitarian Awards
Banquet & Fundraiser
May 18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton

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Thank you for sponsoring CAPK's 2017 Humanitarian Awards Banquet & Fundraiser

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Give BIG
Community Action!

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Utility Bill Assistance up to $350 per year could be yours if you qualify.

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Connecting people with vital community services with 2-1-1 Kern County.

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Helping People... Changing Lives.

Seeking Community Feedback

Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) welcomes and encourages public participation in the development of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) 2018-2019 Community Action Plan (CAP). You can help by reviewing the Draft CAP, which can be downloaded from this link: DRAFT – 2018 – 2019 Community Action Plan, and providing feedback to Community Development Specialist Brady Bernhart at or (661) 336-5236 x1152, or to the entire CAPK Board at an upcoming Board of Directors Meeting at Noon on Wednesday, May 31, at CAPK Headquarters, 5005 Business Park North, Bakersfield, CA 93309.

Do you live in Kern County? Take a quick survey and share your ideas on how to develop better resources and improve the entire community:
“2017 Community Needs Survey.”

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 150,000 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.

Upcoming Events:

may, 2017

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thu11may2:30 pm- 3:30 pmEast Kern Collaborative meeting
wed17may12:00 pm- 1:00 pmPlanning, Review & Evaluation Committee of the CAPK Board of Directors
thu18may6:00 pm- 9:00 pmCAPK Humanitarian Awards Banquet & Fundraiser
wed24may12:00 pm- 1:00 pmBudget & Finance Committee
wed31may12:00 pm- 1:00 pmBoard of Directors meeting

Kern County Locations:

click below for CAPK Program locations outside Kern: