Ages 16-24 are invited to the EPICenter!

Among the country’s most populous metro areas, Bakersfield ranks near the top with some of the highest rates of disconnected youth in the nation.  One fundamental indicator of societal progress and well-being is how young people are faring in their transition to adulthood. Disconnected youth are teens and new adults between the ages of 16-24 who […]

The One Book Project

______________________________________________________________   About the Book A revelatory account of a kind of poverty so extreme, and so often hidden, most Americans don’t think it exists. Kathryn Edin teamed up with Luke Shaefer to make a surprising discovery: the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to one and a half […]