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  Link   American Red Cross - Kern Chapter
Disaster relief is the primary mission of the American Red Cross. Volunteers assist with large-scale disaster relief efforts such as earthquakes, floods, & hurricanes, & help local families who lose their homes to fires or other natural disasters.
  Link   The Arts Council of Kern
The Arts Council of Kern, in partnership with the California Arts Council & the County of Kern, promotes &supports the diverse arts needs in the region through advocacy, arts in education & technical assistance to local arts organizations.
  Link   Bakotopia
Online community for the young, hip, & young-&-hip-at-heart of Bakersfield. Help you meet, hook up, sell stuff, buy stuff, vent & more. Free events calendar & Bakersfieldbands.com, also the center of the hopping Bakersfield music scene.
  Link   Community Action Partnership of Kern
Non-profit corporation administers Child Development, Head Start, Immunization, Breast Cancer Intervention, Food Bank, Energy Conservation, Mental Health, Family Counseling, AIDS Education, Youth Services Program, Family Health & more services.
  Link   Friends of the Kern County Animal Shelters Foundation
Formed in 2005 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are volunteers who support the efforts of the Kern County Animal Shelters. Our mission is to foster compassion &humane treatment of companion animals in our communities.
  Link   Hope 4 Kern
Mission is to encourage people to get involved in Kern County. We feel that we all can benefit from individuals and organizations working collectively for a better Kern County. Volunteers needed.
  Link   Kern Astronomical Society
A group of people that love the night sky. Monthly meetings are held on the 1st Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Northminster Presbyterian Church Social Hall, 3700 Union Avenue, Bakersfield.
  Link   Kern County Aging & Adult Services
Provides senior information &referral services. Program areas include: health insurance counseling, in home supportive services, Adult Protective Services, Health Insurance Counseling &Advocacy Program, nutrition. (800) 510-2020
  Link   Kern County Chapter, Americans United for Separation of Church & State
The Kern County Chapter of Americans United (KC-AU) was formed in April 2006 to help carry out the mission of its national charter. There are about 70 AU chapters throughout the United States. The KC-AU currently has around 100 members.
  Link   Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce
Serves as an advocate for the creation, development and general economic growth of its members & the African American businesses in the Kern County Area
  Link   Kern County Department of Human Services
Bakersfield (Main Office), 100 E California Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93307 (661) 631-6000 Lake Isabella office, 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella, CA 93240 (760) 549-2006
  Link   Kern County Genealogical Society
Organized in March 1964 for the purpose of helping people learn about Genealogy & to aid them in their genealogy research. Toward this end, the society provides volunteers to staff the Genealogy Room in the Beale Memorial Library in Bakersfield.
  Link   Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
400+ members representing over 220,000+ Hispanics & comprised of a cross-section of professionals & business people, who in turn represent corporations as well as large & small businesses in Kern County.
  Link   Kern County Homeless Collaborative Yahoo newslist
This group is designed for homeless persons, service providers, business, community members & other partners of the Kern County Homeless Collaborative.
  Link   Kern County Homeless Collaborative
Web page dedicated to providing up-to-date information regarding the Continuum of Care (CoC) application process for Bakersfield & Kern County.
  Link   Kern County Network for Children
The mission of Kern County Network for Children is to protect and enrich the lives of children in Kern County through the commitment of all community partners by helping to build and sustain healthy families.
  Link   Kern County Scottish Society
To promote Scottish heritage & cultural traditions in Kern County & gather for social functions. Traditions include Highland Games, Highland & Scottish Country Dancing, genealogy, piping & drumming, tartans, Highland dress & Gaelic.
  Link   Kern County Sheriff's Activities League
Non-profit organization formed to offer activities for the youth of Kern County. Activities include academic tutoring, sports, crafts, games, computer training, leadership training, field trips & much more.
  Link   Kern County Skeptics Meetup Group
Feeling a bit crowded out by the religious crowd? Yearning to connect with someone rational? Is church-state separation important to you? Meetup with other local skeptics, secular humanists, atheists & agnostics for refreshing & sane conversation.
  Link   Kern County Taxpayers Association
Opposes bad taxes, but supports tax-supported programs that are fair, understandable & cost effective. 20-member board: 5 oil industry, 10 business/non-profit/education, 4 agriculture; & 1 represents individual taxpayers.
  Link   Kern County Witches & Pagans
Meet local Witches, Wiccans, Pagans, Magicians & other practitioners of The Craft. Commune with elders, newbies, the curious, solitary practitioners & coven members. Make friends & strengthen the community.
  Link   Kern Rural Communities Council
Mission Statement: "Bringing Increased Representative Government & Inter-Community Discussion to The Outlying Areas Of Kern County."
  Link   Kern Transportation Foundation
Founded by concerned citizens in 1992 as a non-profit public benefit corporation. Mission: working with government to promote a modern, balanced transportation system that enhances quality of life & supports the economic vitality of Kern County.
  Link   My Inyokern Community Site
Purpose: to promote the community, people & business concerns of Inyokern & NE Kern County. Inyokern is a Gateway to Ridgecrest, China Lake & the Indian Wells Valley on the way to Death Valley, Mount Whitney to the N & Kern River Valley to the W.
  Link   Orphan Kitten Rescue & Adoption (OKRA)
Non-profit that rescues kittens under 4 weeks of age. Each kitten is bottle fed, then spayed/neutered, vaccinated, & microchipped before being eligible for adoption to INDOOR homes only. Also trap, spay/neuter, & release feral adult cats.
  Link   Pagans & Heathens United of Kern County
A Real Life community service & educational organization. We are not affiliated with any other organization or group in Kern County or elsewhere.
  Link   Panorama Vista Preserve
Consisting of 947 acres of protected riparian habitat on both sides of the Kern River in NE Bakersfield, from E of Manor St. to the historic site of Gordonís Ferry. This scenic land is woven with established horseback riding, hiking & cycling paths.
  Link   Tech Arts Academy
For artists &organizations that support the arts to learn how to harness the power of technology and stay connected in the online world thru workshops on social networking, blogging, photography, video, design, music technology, grant writing, etc.
  Link   Volunteer Center of Kern County
Acts as an advocate for volunteerism in Kern County by: EDUCATING AGENCIES in methods of working with volunteers; PROVIDING STAFF ORIENTATION for potential volunteers; as well as INTERVIEWING & REFERRING VOLUNTEERS to over 3,500 appropriate agencies.
  Link   Women's & Girls' Fund of Kern County
Community research will identify Kern County women's & girls' needs that are unmet or underserved. The annual earnings from our endowment will create a perpetual source of funds for grants to address those needs.
  Link   Writers of Kern
1 of 14 branches of the California Writers Club, which was started by Jack London & fellow writers for the purpose of helping aspiring authors & socializing with other authors.
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