Kern Literacy Council

Transforming Lives through Literacy Since 1966

Proud sponsors of the Kern Literacy Council

Read for Life Gala presented by Chevron

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

$75 per person - call 661-324-3213 for tickets

The Read for Life Gala presented by Chevron will take place under the stars and lights at the home of Kyle and Kim Carter on May 21st from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Heavy hors' douvres and fabulous desserts by Bord A Petite. Each guest received two adult beverage tickets. Tickets are $75 per person, $350 for five tickets, or $1,000 for a table sponsorship that includes eight tickets, organization placard, and bottle of wine. Please call 661-324-3213 to order your tickets today while they last. Tickets will be capped at 200.

Congratulations to Russo's Books! They are the 2015 Literacy for Life Award recipient.  Tony Russo and family have been consistent supporters of the Literacy Council and advocates of reading in Kern County for over 25 years.  The support they have given to schools may be unmatched in the arena of book donations.  The Kern Literacy Council is pleased to awarding this well-reserved and long overdue award to the Russo Family. 

Thank you to our sponsors! Without them, this event would not be possible.  Our major sponsors are highlighted in the slideshow.  A huge thank you to Chevron, California Resources Corporation, The Don and Diane Family Foundation. McCormick Biological, Kern Federal Credit Union, State Farm, Dignity Health - Memorial Hospital, Aera Energy, Grimmway Farms, and KGET 17.

Board of Directors

Tina Posey, President 

Javier Lozano, Vice President

Joel Sherman, Treasurer 

Lisa Baldridge, Secretary/Past President

Jodi Loeffler

Nancy Chaffin 

Robin Fleming

Joyce Holtzclaw

Jimmy Phillips

Lisa Phillips

Heidi Worman

Jeff Nickell, MA, Executive Director

Alejandra Garcia, Program Coordinator

Gabriela Gamboa, Administrative Assistant

The Kern Literacy Council provides free tutoring services to Kern County residents. We match volunteer tutors and students to attain the best outcome as possible.  If you are in need of tutoring, or would like to be a volunteer, please contact us at 661-324-3213. 

Vision: Transforming Lives through Literacy.

Mission:  Empowering individuals to improve their quality of life through literacy education.

Programs: Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, GED Preparation, Family Literacy, Citizenship Tutoring

Kern Literacy Council

331 18th Street

Bakersfield, CA 93301




331 18th Street, 93301