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Homelessness may affect Bakersfield College students

Laura Lanfray, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Filed under News

With homelessness on the rise across Kern County, Bakersfield College assists students in need in the form of donations and access to facilities. According to research done by the Kern County Homeless Collaborative, as of January 2018, there are 885 homeless people within the county. The majority of them live in the City of Bakersfield itself. Fewer homeless people live t...

KCHC continues work to end homelessness in Kern County

Hector Martinez, Reporter

April 16, 2018

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The Kern County Homeless Collaborative had their2018 Spring Membership meeting, the KCHC’s goal is to end homelessness in Kern County by collaborative planning and action. At the meeting, they discussed the Built for Zero movement, introduction to the local Cost-Benefit Analysis, and the release of the 2018 Point in Time Count (homeless census) data, on April 3. United...

Professional development conference discusses early childhood literacy, education, homelessness, and hunger

Paige Atkison, Reporter

April 16, 2018

Filed under News

Dozens of activists, community organizers, and professionals attended a professional development conference at the Doubletree Inn on Wednesday, April 4. The 28 Annual Professional Development Conference for Nonprofits was held by the United Way of Kern County, a local nonprofit organization that focuses on early childhood literacy, education, homelessness, and hunger. The...

Beggars versus Bakersfield: Our responsibility for change?

James Macias, Reporter

October 8, 2014

Filed under Opinion

  Homelessness and poverty are symbols that some unsavory and undesirable types use to avoid doing a hard day’s work. Some homeless are in poverty because of legitimate disabilities, which render them unable to care for themselves. As a society, we have a social responsibility to these individuals. However, there is a segment of our population that makes its...

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