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COMMUNITY

 

#MLKcommUNITY

Initiative

The #MLKcommUNITY Initiative was founded by Arleana Waller, founder of ShePower, The Frink Firm & Circle of Life. It is a Rebound Coalition comprised of multiple community collaborative partners and volunteers. The purpose of the Initiative is to bring all hands on deck with all egos checked to support the Southeast area of Bakersfield in its Rebound revitalization movement.
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#MLKcommUNITY Engagement 

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MLK COMMUNITY

OUR COMMUNITY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

FOOD INSECURITY PROGRAM

Gave away over 200,000+ pounds of food.

COMMUNITY

Helped over 1650+ families and individuals.

VOLUNTEER

Tracked over 550+ volunteer hours.

COMMUNITY VOICE

Collected over 1000+ signatures to submit to City Council.

PARKS & REC

Advised on 1st African American Woman Commissioner in Kern County history. 

BELLE TERRACE PARK

Advised on 1 million+  park rehab budget

GENERAL PLAN 2040

1st African American woman in Kern County history to serve as advisor on General Plan.

FIELD STAFFER

Advised on first African American Woman to work as Supervisor Field Staffer in Kern County history. 

Advised on first African American Woman to work as Supervisor Field Staffer in Kern County history. Staffed by Supervisor Perez

PROCLAMATION

Accepted a Proclamation acknowledging February as Black History Month in Kern County. First in County history, given by Board of Supervisors

CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNTION

Advised on 20 Congress Recognitions, given by Congressman TJ Cox

Secured over 50+ jobs at the County low barrior shelter, Census and Core Covid Testing Site. 

SPOKESPERSON

 2020 Census Spokesperson and community partner to help get the African American HTC community counted.

JOBS

ENTREPRENEUR

 ROUNDTABLE

Partnered with Bank Kern Initiative Talent + Entrepreneur (KITE) & Startitup to give $25,000 value scholarship to 50 startup businesses in Southeast area.

PROPERTY

Secured City Property for Community Garden.

Secured Building  for The Island- a Southeast Business hub.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

First organization in Kern County to do a drivetThrough food distribution, giving away over 22,000 pounds of food to over 550+ families

ASSEMBLYMAN RUDY SALAS

Partnered with Rudy Salas & Home Depot for an emergency roof support for a senior citizen in the Southeast area.

 

CONGRESSMAN TJ COX

 

Selected to  host a Black Leaders Roundtable in the Southeast area with Majority Whip Leader James Clyburn. 

SECRETARY OF STATE ALEX PADILLA

Selected to speak on the stage with Alex Padilla to promote 2020 Census at the MLK Center.

 

GOVERNER NEWSOME

Selected to co-host Governor Newsome Legislative Secretary Anthony Williams, with Supervisor Perez, to  tour and talk in regards to the rebound of the Southeast area.

STATE TREASURE FIONA MA

Selected to do a drive tour of the Southeast area with State Treasure Fiona Ma with Supervisor Perez.

 

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