News Making South Kern Beautiful! On Saturday May 12, Greenfield residents celebrated murals that were added to… Support Our Students! Building Healthy Communities South Kern’s Education Justice Collaborative launched a media campaign… Congratulations to California Walks and Kern Youth Yesenia Ocampo from California Walks, along with youth from South Kern, were… Arvin Stands Up for Families Joining over 21 localities across California, the City of Arvin signed-on to… Marching Toward Safe Drinking Water An estimated 1 million Californians drink unsafe water at home, school, or… Kern High School District Redistricting: Value Our Vote! BHC partners showed up to the Kern High School District Board meeting… Building Youth Leaders Throughout the State, youth are finding their voice and developing skills to… Census 2020: Everyone Counts! On Wednesday May 9th, the US Census Bureau and California Complete Count… Here’s Our June Newsletter! Click here to view our latest newsletter https://conta.cc/2K1qpO0 Here’s our May Newsletter! Click here to view our latest newsletter https://conta.cc/2IeRo7z Here’s our April Newsletter! Click here to read our latest newsletter https://conta.cc/2Fjhm3G A Forgotten History: Why Doesn’t my School Place a Great Emphasis on Black History Month? By Ja’Nell Gore, South Kern Sol Every year, some local high schools… We are Proud to Launch Our New Webcast Series: ‘In The 661″ Building Healthy Communities Kern in partnership with South Kern Sol youth media,… In The 661: Ja’Nell Gore on Black History Month Bakersfield High School senior Ja’Nell Gore talks about what she experiences in… Meet Kiyoshi! The Host of In The 661 Meet Kiyoshi Tomono and find out about his life, career and how… In The 661: Jack Becker of Bike Bakersfield In this segment of In the 661, Jack Becker of Bike Bakersfield… In The 661: KHSD Board Trustee Jeff Flores Talks About the KHSD Redistricting Jeff Flores talks about the Kern High School District’s decision to redistrict… In The 661: Lyndsi Andreas Talks About KHSD School Discipline Lawsuit Settlement Lyndsi Andreas from Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance talks about the disproportionate suspensions,… In The 661: Marisol Guillen On Healthcare Enrollment Marisol Guillen from Community Health Initiatives talks about their healthcare enrollment efforts… In The 661: Lorena Lara Talks about Faith in the Valley Kern’s Efforts to Protect Undocumented Youth Lorena Lara from Faith in the Valley Kern talks about what her… In The 661: Mily Trevino of Lideres Campesinas Talks About the #Metoo Movement Mily Trevino the founder of Lideres Campesinas talks about her organizations connection… In The 661: Nataly Santamaria On How Promotoras Are Working to Improve Health Outcomes in Kern Nataly Santamaria from Vison y Compromiso talks about how promotoras work to… In The 661: Gustaveo Aguirre Talks About IVAN app for Reporting Local Environmental Hazards Gustavo Aguirre talks about how youth leaders collaborated to create a new… In The 661: Gina Guzman Discusses the Lamont High School Campaign Gina Guzman a parent-leader in the campaign to establish a Lamont High… In The 661: Gerald Cantu Explains the LCAP Process and Discusses KHSD Redistricting Gerald Cantu the Educational Policy Director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation talks… In The 661: Alejandra Alberto, South Kern Sol Reporter, Discusses the Experiences of Local Undocumented Youth South Kern Sol youth reporter, Alejandra Alberto, shares the story she wrote… Meet the Team of In The 661: Marilu Cisneros In the 661 is youth led and produced broadcast show her in… Meet the Team of In The 661: Veronica Morley In The 661 is a youth led and produced broadcast show in… Third Annual LGBTQ Youth Summit Offers Youth a Special Space By Dean Welliver, South Kern Sol The Third Annual LGBTQ Youth Summit… Meet the Team of In The 661: Dean Welliver In The 661 is a youth led and produced broadcast show for Kern… Here is our March Newsletter! Click here to read our latest newsletter: MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER New Youth Produced Webcast Focuses on Community Wellness In the 661 is produced by South Kern Sol in partnership with… Q&A: In the wake of the historic lawsuit settlement, KHSD still has more work to do to help students Parents, students, teachers, and community advocates were among the attendees who packed… February’s Newsletter is Here! Click here to take a look at Building Healthy Communities Kern’s latest… CEJA Releases Environmental Justice Scorecard The California Environmental Justice Alliance just released their 5th Environmental Justice Scorecard.… KHSD Community Meeting on School Climate, Jan. 30 On Jan. 30, the Kern High School District (KHSD) will hold a… ‘I know how victims feel’: West High to Combat Bullying With Needed Assemblies By Chyna Patz, South Kern Sol West High School has a bullying… Job Opportunity: Building Healthy Communities Kern Building Healthy Communities Kern is looking for an All Action Team Liaison. Please… January’s Newsletter is Here: DACA, Women’s March, and more! Click here to take a look: Newsletter January 2018 Open Enrollment Deadline is January 31 Several health care facilities across Kern County are teaming up to hold… Read BHC-SK’s December Newsletter Here! Vol. 37 To read our December 2017’s newsletter click here. VIDEO: American Migrant Stories The Center for Social Justice Center and the Immigration Justice Collaborative Produced… VIDEO: Youth Successfully Advocate for a Skate Park Arvin youth who participate in Bike Bakersfield’s Arvin bike kitchen gathered signatures,… Kern Residents Rally for Healthy Communities Bakersfield, Calif. – Organizations, advocates, students and families delivered a simple message… BHC-SK Screens Documentary to Special Audience FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2017 Media Contact: Reyna Olaguez, Building Healthy… BHC South Kern Kicks Off Cross-Collaboration Series Photo above: Jack Becker (Program Manager at Bike Arvin and Bike… Roots of Resistance: Central California Environmental Justice Network The Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN) held bi-annual Roots of Resistance… South Kern Sol Attends Voto Latino’s Power Summit in Austin, Texas In mid-November, three youth from South Kern Sol had the opportunity to… Bringing Education Justice to California City After parents in the Mojave Unified School District reached out to the… New Law Bans Farmers From Using Pesticides Near Schools, Advocates Say More Needs To Be Done In October, the California Environmental Protection Agency approved a plan to enforce… BHC-SK’s November 2017 Newsletter, Vol. 36 Click here to read the newsletter. Dean Welliver Attends Inaugural Summit for the Obama Foundation Our own Dean Welliver, Program Associate at South Kern Sol, recently attended the Inaugural… VIDEO: Building Healthy Communities 2017 Film Screening: Raising Zoey, May 17 Don’t miss the unique opportunity to watch Dante Alencastre’s Raising Zoey on… Language Access Workshop, May 11 Kern County Public Health Services, in collaboration with Building Healthy Communities-South Kern,… What are we going to do about it? A #HealthyKernCounty benefits us all. Please send us a message to learn… Film Screening: ’13th’ a Film by Ana DuVernay, May 11 Please join us on May 11 for a special screening of Ana… May Day Resistance March & Rally, May 1 Youth leaders from South Kern Sol, community organizations, residents, and local businesses… New Skate Park is Open and Ready for Action There’s a new skate park in Arvin, and skaters from all over… Good Neighbor Agreement Reached Between Compost Facility and Community Groups Committee for a Better Arvin, Comite Progreso de Lamont, and Center on… Bakersfield College to Host Public Health Hackathon We are proud to announce that Building Healthy Communities South Kern is… Partners Launch Campaign Against Medi-Cal Expansion Repeal Public health officials, community leaders, churches, and residents launched an educational campaign… Best Selling Author Jonathan Kozol Shines a Light on Education Inequality, March 25 Building Healthy Communities South Kern, CSU Bakersfield’s Social Justice Center and the… Arvin Action Park Grand Opening, March 22 The newly constructed action park in DiGiorgio Park is almost complete and… Cancer Patient Recounts How Obamacare Saved His Life By Diana Cisneros BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Enrique Sanchez, 49, still remembers July… Call to Action For a Healthy Kern Summit, March 15 & 16 Kern County community leaders interested in learning about enhancing access to health… State Senate Health Committee Hearing Held in Bakersfield On Thursday, Jan. 19 the County of Kern hosted the State Senate… KEJC Launches LCFF Awareness Campaign Building Healthy Communities South Kern’s Kern Education Justice Collaborative has launched a… Hundreds Of Residents Will Ask City Leaders To Make Arvin a Sanctuary City On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Arvin residents, clergy, and community leaders will hold a… Day of Unity at the Liberty Bell, Jan. 20 Please join Building Healthy Communities South Kern and South Kern Sol to… Fight for our Health Vigil, Jan. 20 Please join our partners on Jan. 20 for a candlelight vigil to… VIDEO: We Are Building Healthy Communities South Kern! FAFSA & Dream Act Application Workshop, Jan. 21 On January 21, Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation will be holding a… ¡Felices Fiestas a Todos! Es el fin del año y tenemos mucho por celebrar. Deseamos aprovechar… What does a gun teach? The Kern High School District voted to allow more guns on campus. More… Kern High School District Will Allow Teachers, Staff to Carry Guns on Campus South Kern Sol, News Report, Chris Romo At a recent session of… Christmas Comes Early to Rexland Acres, Nearly $6 Million To Improve Neighborhood After months of hard work and dedication, advocates successfully worked with… Healing Circle Keeper Training, Dec. 6 & 7 On Dec. 6 & 7, The National Compadres Network will be back… ¿Califica para el intercambio de seguros de salud? Es tiempo de inscribirse Bakersfield Californian, Christine Bedell, firstname.lastname@example.org To read this article in English please… Tell KSHD we need #GradsNotGuns, Nov. 17 Today the Kern High School District (KHSD) Trustees scheduled a special… Health Insurance Open Enrollment Event, Nov. 16 Clinica Sierra Vista will host an open enrollment event for 2016-2017 health… HIA Helps Inform Land Use and Transportation Decisions at the County Level We are proud to share this video which features BHC-SK partners and… KEJC Sends Message to KHSD: Do Not Arm Teachers Early this month the Kern Education Justice Collaborative held a press conference… County Planning Dept. Launches General Plan Update Effort South Kern Sol, Staff Last week, the Kern County Planning Department launched… La Cultura Cura, A Transformational Healing Training, Nov. 15 Please mark your calendars for a training led by the National Compadres… Equality California Community Meeting, Oct. 19 On October 19, Equality California and other community groups will hold a… Help Create a #HealthyKernCounty For All, Oct. 13 The County of Kern is in the process of updating its General… Find out How to Access State Funds to Install Water Stations in Your School Nearly 25 percent of California schools, almost all in low-income communities, do… VIDEO: Self Destruction 2.0 #howlong Locally produced anti-violence music video aimed at putting a stop to violence… Leadership Counsel is Hiring a Policy Advocate and Attorney Our partners over at Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability are looking to… Lisa Green: Closing Libraries Won’t Make us Safer South Kern Sol’s Randy Villegas, wrote the following response to Kern County… Boys and Men of Color Legislative Hearing Held at CSUB CSU Bakersfield’s Center for Social Justice and Building Healthy Communities South Kern… A Chance to Create a Healthy Kern County The County of Kern is in the process of updating its General… More Than a Thousand Gather to Celebrate BHC-SK’s 6th Anniversary South Kern Sol, Yesenia Aguilar More than a thousand South Kern residents… College and Career Fair at Golden Valley High, Oct. 22 South Kern youth and parents, mark your calendars for Building Healthy Communities Americorps 2nd… Kern Leaders and Candidates Listen To Youth in Justice Series Finale South Kern Sol youth storytellers demonstrated the power behind storytelling at their final… Boys and Men of Color Legislative Hearing, Sept. 13 Cal State Bakersfield’s Social Justice department with support from Building Healthy Communities South… Air Resources Board to Hold Workshop in Bakersfield, Sept. 1 The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will be in holding a workshop… VIDEO: Kern Youth Social Justice Revolution Video: We are Building Healthy Communities South Kern!