F.I.S.H. – Financial Independence Starts Here

I.D.A. – Individual Development Account 2.0

United Way of Kern County believes in the old adage of “teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime”. We are currently revamping our FISH program to be more reflective of the aspirations of our participants and the realities of Kern County. Visit a VITA site for free tax preparation to be eligible for FISH 2.0 or check back for updated information. Contact Susana Espinoza at susana.e@www.uwkern.org for more information.

Our FISH 1.0 Community Partners were:

  • Bakersfield Homeless Center
  • Community Action Partnership of Kern
  • Housing Authority of the County of Kern
  • Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Mexican American Opportunity Foundation

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Our Focus
Vita Income

VITA & FISH

Creating pathways to financial stability by providing free tax services and providing financial literacy courses.

Born Learning & Raising a Reader

Born Learning & Raising a Reader

Preparing children for success in school and in life by empowering parents to be their first teachers.

Kern County Homeless Collaborative

Kern County Homeless Collaborative

Working to end homelessness with 25 partner member organizations.

Kern Food Policy Council

Kern Food Policy Council

Collaborating to end hunger by working to find innovative, systems-level solutions.

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You're part of this community. we know you want to see it succeed. So do we. At United Way, we believe we can do more together as a team. Join us.
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