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

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The CAPK Times
Summer / Fall 2016 Issue

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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.

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.)

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 Kern County residents to become self-sufficient.

Upcoming Events:

october, 2016

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wed12oct12:00 pmPRE Committee MeetingWednesday 10/12/16
thu13oct8:00 am- 3:00 pmKern County Veterans Stand DownThursday
fri14oct6:30 pm- 9:00 pmShafter Youth Center's Creative Pallette, Friday, Oct. 14A fun way to create your own art while helping the Shafter Youth Center.
wed19oct12:00 pmBudget & Finance Committee MeetingWednesday 10/19/16
wed26oct12:00 pmBoard MeetingWednesday 10/26/16
thu27oct5:30 pm- 8:30 pmFriendship House Advisory Board Fall Fundraiser

Kern County Locations:

click below for CAPK Program locations outside Kern: