New Interim President and CEO

United Way of Kern County Announces New Interim President and CEO  BAKERSFIELD, CA (April 24, 2018) –United Way of Kern County’s board of directors has appointed Mari Pérez-Dowling as the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Pérez-Dowling is currently the Director of Marketing and Development for United Way. Effective April 24, she will ... Continue reading...

Della Hodson, President of United Way, leaving for job in Tucson

Della Hodson, the Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Kern County, is leaving the local organization — and Bakersfield — next Friday. “I’ve accepted a position with the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona,” she said. Read the full article on Bakersfield.com Continue reading...

Conferencia patrocinada por United Way of Kern County

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Telemundo’s local News with Jose Gaspar

Another informative segment at Telemundo’s local News with Jose Gaspar educating our community on Tax season and free services via VITA program. Mari Perez-Dowling from Marketing and VITA volunteer Nataly Santamaria represented United Way of Kern County. view on telemundobakersfield Continue reading...

A Chocolate Affair

Delicious food, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, live music, prize drawing, unique auction items & more register here Continue reading...

An informative interview with Norma Gaspar from Telemundo in regards to EITC/ CALEITC, promoting our Tax Fair and VITA volunteers. View on Telemundo Bakersfield Continue reading...

Telemundo’s “Opening Door’s segment” with Norma Gaspar.

This time Mari Perez-Dowling spoke about “A Chocolate Affair” fundraising event and introduced the new “DipJar” tool where you can make easy donations using your credit card. Sara Portillo spoke about volunteerism and VITA program. http://www.telemundobakersfield.com/…/united-way-…/873085931 Continue reading...

Entrenamiento como preparadores de impuestos, por Norma Gaspar

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First Guest at Telemundo’s

UWKC’s New Marketing & Development Director, Mari Perez-Dowling as first guest at Telemundo’s new segment “Abriendo Puertas” view on telemundobakersfield.com Continue reading...

Day of Action 2017

United Way of Kern County’s (UWKC) Day of Action is a celebration of volunteerism and advocacy around the areas of education, financial stability, and health. UWKC strives to strengthen our community’s capacity to support its most vulnerable families. This year, we’re asking people to support Kern’s newest readers and helping new parents take on the ... Continue reading...

Assemblymember Rudy Salas

Assemblymember Rudy Salas talks about how the Kern VITA Partnership makes a difference in his district. Continue reading...

Buttonwillow Born Learning Trail Grand Opening

United Way of Kern County, Chevron, and Buttonwillow Recreation and Park District installed Kern County’s sixth Born Learning Trail at Buttonwillow Park. The Born Learning Trail provides a fun way for parents/caregivers to interact with children from newborn to age five. The trail, a 10-station circuit course with learning activities at each station, is marked ... Continue reading...

Read Across America Day ’17

United Way of Kern County volunteers joined millions of their peers across the country to celebrate Read Across America Day on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s ... Continue reading...

Read Across America ’17

United Way of Kern County volunteers joined millions of their peers across the country to celebrate Read Across America Day on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s ... Continue reading...

Thank You VITA

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#CALEITC Awareness Day 2017

The Kern VITA Partnership held an EITC Awareness Day TAX FIESTA event at Mercado Latino Tianguis January 27, from 4pm to 6pm.  Learn more about EITC and CalEITC, and how to get your tax return prepared and e-filed for FREE! For more information, call 661-834-1820 #EITCAwarenessDay #CalEITC #KernVITA #CalEITC4Me #UnitedWayofKernCounty Continue reading...

Point in Time Count

On January 26th, volunteers from all around the country participated in the Point In Time Count (aka Homeless Census). The survey information gathered will better help the Kern County Homeless Collaborative provide more comprehensive services in the coming year. A big thanks to everyone who got out of bed early this morning and were out ... Continue reading...

ReGIVE Superhero Event

A big thanks to our Fed Ex Ground Team who helped make deliveries for the ReGIVE Project on Saturday. More than 200 families have received free home furnishing, cleaning supplies, and hope as they moved into their homes. Thank you for your support. Continue reading...

Day of Action ’16

Thank you to the community for a great response to this year’s Day of Action: ReGIVE Challenge. Thank you to our donors and volunteers. Without your participation we would not have had Tuesday’s success. One of the donated refrigerators will help a family stay together because they need that appliance to move in to their ... Continue reading...