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In the 661 is produced by South Kern Sol in partnership with Building Healthy Communities South Kern. The show is hosted by Kiyoshi Tomono and focuses on highlighting current events and good work happening in the community-all through a lens of health and racial equity.
This show gives residents and organizations the opportunity to examine health in interesting and innovative ways. Health doesn’t only happen in a doctor’s office. Health happens where we work live and play. Health happens when people tap into their power, work together and change the odds in their neighborhoods.
The show will be aired weekly on “In the 661’s” Facebook page and will be shared widely on Building Healthy Communities Kern’s website and social media platforms.
The show is produced by South Kern Sol youth producers, Alejandra Alberto, Dean Welliver, Marilu Cisneros, and Veronica Morley.
Parents, students, teachers, and community advocates were among the attendees who packed the Kern High School District (KHSD) board chambers on the evening of Jan. 30 for the district’s second community forum on school climate, a condition of the discrimination settlement agreement, which requires KHSD, among other things, to hold two community forums a year where administrators must present data related to suspensions, expulsions and involuntary transfers. The agreement also mandates that the district celebrate Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month and allow students to celebrate these events.
Sahar Durali, directing attorney with California Rural Legal Assistance, which took part in the suit settlement answered a few questions about the progress the district has made with regard to school climate.
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The California Environmental Justice Alliance just released their 5th Environmental Justice Scorecard. The scorecard evaluates how “well California’s elected officials supported actions to address environmental issues that impact low-income communities and communities of color.”
Kern’s representatives all scored below 70 percent.
“There are a number of legislators who scored below 70 percent, but have significant environmental justice constituencies in their districts. These include: Assemblymembers Gray, Salas, Arambula and Cooper, all representing areas with high levels of pollution in the Central Valley,” according to the report.
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On Jan. 30, the Kern High School District (KHSD) will hold a community forum to update the public on student behavior and school climate. This is a great opportunity for parents, students and teachers to learn about what the district is doing to change its pattern of discriminatory discipline practices against Latino and black students.
“The presentation will include reports on fall 2017 semester data regarding suspensions, involuntary transfers, voluntary transfers based on a waiver of rights, expulsions, discipline and referral data, current school climate survey results, the status of the District’s Training Plan and staff development, and an overview of the KHSD policies, procedures and practices relating to Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), Multi-Tiered System of Supports, student behavior expectations and discipline,” according to the district’s website.
As a result of the settlement, the district is required to hold two community forums a year to update and share data with the public on school climate, this will be the first meeting held this year.
The community forum will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the KHSD Board Room, 5801 Sundale Ave.
By Chyna Patz, South Kern Sol
West High School has a bullying problem.
Walk around West High any school day and you can find somebody on campus who has been personally affected by bullying, or knows a student who has. I have tested this, and found that every student I had spoken to, had been subjected to bullying, at least once at West.
There have even been times when I have had to watch a close friend get called names, just for being gay. All I could do was hold them and tell them it would be alright.
I’ve had friends physically hurt by bullies, to the point where they felt unsafe coming to school.
I’ve personally been shoved by bullies in hallways and made fun of. I know how other victims feel.
Report after report had been filed by victims, but there was hardly any effort to change the culture until a student who felt their only option was suicide filed a complaint. That set in motion something that has been sorely needed — an anti-bullying assembly to be hosted Tuesday and Thursday.
Building Healthy Communities Kern is looking for an All Action Team Liaison. Please take a look at the job description below for more information.
Job Description: All Action Team Liaison
Job title: All Action Team Liaison
Project Background & Description:
Building Healthy Communities is a public health initiative aimed at achieving health and racial equity in California. The effort, supported by The California Endowment, is intended to improve the health outcomes of people living in fourteen communities throughout California and to provide a blueprint of creating healthy communities by building power, changing the narrative, building partnerships and leveraging resources. Building Healthy Communities Kern (BHC-Kern) can change the odds for underserved communities in Kern. Advancing the work of BHC-Kern is a broad and diverse collaborative comprised of public agencies, community organizations, schools, faith-based groups, advocates, residents and youth. Supporting the BHC-Kern collaborative is the central team (Learning & Evaluation, Communications Director, Policy & Strategic Facilitator, All Action Team Liaison and Translator) also known as the HUB, which provides coordination, infrastructure and logistical support to collaborative partners.
The BHC-Kern All Action Team Liaison will report directly to the Policy & Strategic Facilitator. The position’s primary function is to provide administrative support to the HUB. The Liaison is responsible for helping with logistics and arranging meetings, providing clerical support to Hub staff as needed, and helping coordinate large BHC-related events in conjunction with the Hub Policy & Strategic Facilitator. The All Action Team Liaison may also assist with other initiative-related activities.
The position requires a flexible work schedule as meetings and events may occur outside normal office hours, including evenings and weekends.
Works collaboratively with the HUB staff, BHC-Kern partners, and community members to meet the goals of the initiative.
Follows established protocols and checklists for planning BHC-Kern events, meetings and activities.
Arranges logistics (with support and oversight from Policy & Strategic Facilitator) securing locations, arranging food and refreshments, technology, materials, childcare, etc. for all BHC Kern events, including but not limited to, monthly HUB meetings, Action Team meetings, All Action Team Meetings, and monthly partner events.
Attends all meetings and is responsible for taking and distributing minutes, being in charge of set up/clean up, and assisting the Policy & Strategic Facilitator with activities.
Responds promptly to telephone, mail and e-mail.
Maintains membership roster by keeping the partners database up to date.
Maintains and populates BHC-Kern social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and BHC app.
Develops monthly newsletter
Other duties as assigned.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The All Action Team Liaison must be able to work with a diverse cross-section of people and serve communities with varied economic, social, racial, and cultural backgrounds. The All Action Team Liaison should enjoy a challenge, be passionate about the work, and be committed to social justice. The All Action Team Liaison should be a self-starter and-highly motivated, and able to work with minimum supervision, while keeping Hub staff up to date with all activities.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
A.A degree or higher.
Two or more years of recent clerical or office assist experience in the non-profit sector is highly desirable. Event planning experience is a plus.
Experience working within community settings is highly desirable.
QUALIFICATIONS: TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required, including use of proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and standard business formats.
Able to manage multiple priorities and work well with others in a busy, fast- paced, evolving team environment.
Proactive workstyle, able to anticipate teams’ needs, seeing projects to successful conclusion.
Able to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
Able to produce proper and timely record keeping and minutes
Able to travel and work evenings and weekends as required.
Ability to maintain complete discretion, confidentiality, sensitivity and professional judgment.
Possesses strong organizational skills initiative and follow-through
Proficient and comfortable using the Internet and social media tools.
Possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive within Kern County and California as needed
Ability to perform safe and effective lifting and bending.
Ability to sit and/or stand for periods of time.
Must be able to lift 35 pounds
Deep interest in and commitment to the vision, mission, and work of BHC-Kern.
Professionalism with the ability to maintain a positive attitude and respectful demeanor at all times.
Polite, courteous, and professional demeanor, particularly under stress.
Able to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and communities.
Bi-lingual in Spanish preferable
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The All Action Team Liaison is a full-time, contract position. This position is grant-funded. Salary $40,000.
HOW TO APPLY
Sample original writing
Three professional references
Friday February 9, 2018
CSUB Sponsor Program Admin.
9001 Stockdale Hwy
26BDC Political Science Dept.
Bakersfield, Ca 93311
Subject Line: Application for Hub All Action Team Liaison BHC-Kern
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