“Service before self” is the motto of students of Ford Dimension and Dream Builders. Service to our community would not be possible without the assistance of various non-profit organizations that serve as Community Partners to our program. These organizations provide expertise, guidance, resources, venues, and collaborations to some of our students’ service projects.
Thank you Community Partners!
Team The Garlic Company
Team Fresh Start – Partnering with The Bakersfield Homeless Center, they focused on helping them promote their Jobs Program. They made an informational video on the Jobs Development Program and met with the Homeless consortium in Bakersfield to present their projects and promote jobs. They successfully had over six companies willing to partner with the Homeless Center on employing clean and sober clients on their job sites.
Team Bank of the Sierra
Booking Across Bakersfield – Team Booking Across Bakersfield addressed the need for increased literacy for elementary aged children. Partnering with Kern Literacy Council, they created over 70 read-along videos, had a book drive and family literacy night with Loudon Elementary. The project is now run by Kern Literacy Council and is retitled as Booking Across Kern.
Team Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals
Team Elevate – Concerned with the increased number of junior high students exposed to and using illegal substances, this team wanted to not only teach students, but parents about the warning signs of substance abuse and ways to combat it. They partnered with Kern County Public Health, Mercy & Memorial Hospitals and the BPD to create two dynamic assemblies; one for students at Stonecreek Junior High and one for parents in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District. They also created a website and informational assemblies for parents and junior high students on substance abuse.
Team Aera Energy LLC
We the Teens – Team We The Teens focused on the importance of teenage voter registration and educating them on the importance of voting. They set up over 7 voter registration drives at local high schools and CSUB. In partnership with Eye Street Productions and Portrait of a Warrior Gallery, they filmed a dynamic voting video that featured local, state, and national figures.