• Eva

    Holocaust survivor Eva Brettler shares her story as part of “Echoes & Reflections,” a comprehensive Holocaust education program offered through KCSOS for Kern County teachers.

  • boo at the zoo

    Children dressed in their Halloween best take a moment to pose for a photo at the Bighorn Sheep lookout during CALM's annual Boo-at-the-Zoo event held on Oct. 22-23.

  • richardsonbillboard

    Representatives from the Bakersfield Police Department were among the many public servants to visit the Richardson Child Development Center for Community Helper Day on Oct. 19

  • Richardson

    Autumn was in the air at the Richardson Child Development Center as students were treated to an on-campus field trip to the pumpkin patch.

  • KEEP

    A big thank you to Sparkling Image Car Wash for its generous donation to Camp KEEP. For the past 7 years, Sparkling Image has hosted an annual car wash, raising over $60,000 to help send kids in need to Camp KEEP.

  • ViaArte

    Students from KCSOS's Bridges Academy work on their chalk art project during the 2016 Via Arte sidewalk art festival at the Marketplace in southwest Bakersfield.

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Poster Contest

Students share their views about why it’s important to go to school all day, every day as part of poster contest

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Smarter Lunchrooms

KCSOS receives grant funding to encourage healthy eating amongst students at two school sites in Kern County State

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Driven by Art

California Living Museum participates in public art project to celebrate 60th year of the Bakersfield Museum of Art

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Thursday October 27th

Local teachers attended Echoes and Reflections, a comprehensive Holocaust education program offered through KCSOS. The daylong workshop culminated with Holocaust survivor Eva Brettler sharing her life story about living in hiding, being stripped from her parents as a young girl — her father beaten and her mother killed — and the deplorable living conditions she had to endure in a concentration camp. Brettler’s key message to guests was simple: “never give up hope.” To that end, Eva was later reunited with her father and immigrated to California where she was able to fulfill her dream — marrying and starting a family. She and her husband Marten raised four children and nine grandchildren. Eva obtained a degree in psychology from UCLA and worked as a social worker for Jewish Family Service from 1983 to 1996. ...

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