Our Story

Since 1965 Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) has been working to provide an integrated network of services as the official anti-poverty agency for the county of Kern.  One of more than 1,000 community action agencies nationwide, CAPK is one of Kern County’s largest nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporations. Through a variety of programs and in collaboration with other human services agencies and organizations, CAPK helps low-income residents pursue their educational goals, secure and retain employment, maintain adequate housing, access medical services, obtain utility bill payment subsidies and residential weatherization assistance, counteract hunger and food insecurity, obtain child care and preschool education, and engage in personal and family development opportunities to build and achieve individual and family self-sufficiency.

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.

Our Vision

At CAPK we envision a future where communities are economically stable centers of potential with abundant resources for all people.

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.