Kern Indian Education Center Program Services

KIEC is funded by the California Department of Education (Education Code 33380-33383) American Indian Education Center grant and by OVCDC Tribal TANF Prevention Program to provide the community with educational, culture, and wellness services – TANF Purposes: #3 Pregnancy Prevention and #4 Family Formation & Maintenance

OVCDC Kern Indian Education Center is a service provider and advocate for Native youth, parents, and families. Staff is dedicated to addressing and serving the  cultural, educational and prevention related needs of American Indian and Alaska Native families. Our focus is on wellness and academic & cultural enrichment through youth, family and community services, activities, and events.

Tutorial Component

  • Group Tutoring & Homework Assistance
  • September to May /  M-Th /  2:30 – 5:00pm

Higher Education

  • FAFSA Assistance
  • College Application and Enrollment Assistance, Scholarship/Financial Aid Assistance
  • California High School Exit Exam workshops

Family & Student Advocacy

  • Learning Disabilities referrals and school meetings,
  • Individual Education Plans (IEP),
  • Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)hearings,
  • varying Student & Family Advocacy issues & needs

Community Services & Resources

  • varying Community Resource Assistance i.e. referrals to Kern County agencies/resources
  • Community Library
  • Computer Lab

Student & Family Services

  • Educational & Cultural Field Trips
  • Community Gatherings focusing on Wellness, Culture & Education
  • Native Youth Group 2nd – 12th grade students only

Eligibility

Any Native American student/ family within Kern County is eligible to receive KIEC services.

Program Intake & Enrollment forms completed in office only.

OVCDC Prevention Application completion required.

Forms

Our office is located at:
1001 Tower Way Suite 230, Bakersfield CA 93309
Phone:  760-661-328-6206