Abuse inside foster care system is horrific

News came out this morning of an incident of child abuse and neglect inside the foster care system. This is appalling. It is horrible that a child is ever abused or neglected.  It is shocking and horrific when a child is abused or neglected in a system that is supposed to bring stability and safety.…

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Covenant Coffee Launches at Bakersfield Racquet Club

Covenant Coffee will launch a new restaurant at the Bakersfield Racquet Club.  The new venture is a partnership between two existing nonprofit organizations that hopes to revitalize the neighborhood, the tennis club and the lives of former foster youth. It all begins this Friday. The partnership developed out of discussions as encouraged by local community members…

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The Party No One Came To benefits foster children and youth

Covenant Community Services, Inc. (Covenant) is holding their end of the year fundraiser and they don’t want you to come. It is called “The Party No One Came To”. The Party is an online auction and virtual party you can attend by signing up online at www.thepartynoonecameto.com. The party was developed when Covenant CEO, Randy…

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Local Community Orgainzation Receives Accolades and Funding

Covenant Community Services, Inc. (Covenant) had a busy Fall in 2012. The local Bakersfield nonprofit received awards for their work in the neighborhood of Oildale, California and a recent grant from Chevron. Covenant purchased property at 1700 North Chester in Oildale, California in June of 2011. after extensive repairs and re-construction, Covenant opened the doors…

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Local Community Orgainzation Receives Accolades and Funding

Covenant Community Services, Inc. (Covenant) had a busy Fall in 2012. The local Bakersfield nonprofit received awards for their work in the neighborhood of Oildale, California and a recent grant from Chevron. Covenant purchased property at 1700 North Chester in Oildale, California in June of 2011. after extensive repairs and re-construction, Covenant opened the doors…

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Community Suppports Foster Youth Services

Covenant Community Services, Inc. (Covenant), is a nonprofit 501(c)3 based in Bakersfield, California. The mission of Covenant is “providing hope and love to abused and neglected children”. Covenant accomplishes mission through partnerships with the local community including those from the faith, corporate and private sector. Recently, Covenant has received funding from Imbibe Wines, Bakersfield, California’s…

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New Hope Brewing in Oildale for Former Foster Youth

OILDALE, Calif. — There is new hope brewing in Oildale, and it centers around a new coffee shop. Covenant Community Services’ aim is to restore lives and transform generations by providing job skills and training to former foster youth. The grand opening of Covenant Coffee marks a tangible change to an area struggling with a negative reputation. “Oildale is known for meth problems, gang violence and poverty. We want to bring hope here, not only for those…

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Brewing Hope for City’s Foster Youth

If Bakersfield’s Randy Martin could bottle up hope, he’d have his own reservoir.  Instead, he’s brewing it, one cup of java at a time, as another way of mentoring abused and neglected children trapped in the foster care system. Covenant Coffee in Oildale, which opened a month ago, is the brainchild of Martin, an effusive cheerleader for…

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Foster-youth mentors can build legacies both great and small

Steve Jobs’ death is a great loss to the technological world. He left a meaningful legacy through Apple, the hugely successful company he founded. However, Jobs’ ability to use his skills to impact the development of technology was not based on his knowledge and talent alone. Jobs benefited from a compassionate individual who helped him…

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