New community center opens in Oildale


JIM IT’S A PROJECT OVER 20 YEARS IN THE MAKING — A NEW COMMUNITY CENTER OILDALE THAT WANTS TO TEACH SKILLS TO GET AHEAD IN LIFE. TODAY WAS THE GRAND OPENING AND DEDCATION OF THE STAN KEASLING COMMUNITY CENTER AT THE NORTHPARK APARTMENTS. SELF-HELP CEO TOM COLLISHAW SAYS THE GOAL IS TO GIVE PEOPLE A SPACE TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES AND DEVELOP THE COMMUNITY. TOM COLLISHAW/CEO , SELF HELP ENTERPRISES “PEOPLE NEED OPPORTUNITY IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES, AND THI SWILL GIVE YOUNG FOLKS THAT LIVE IN NORTH PARK AND OLDER FOLKS THAT LIVE IN NORTH PARK OPPORTUNITY.” THE CENTER HAS A KITCHEN, A LAUNDRY ROOM, PLUS A COMPUTER LAB AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM. OTHER PROGRAMS FOCUS ON HEALTH, FINANCES AND DIGITAL SKILLS. COLLISHAW SAYS THEY’VE BEEN TRYING TO BUILD THIS CENTER SINCE THE LATE 90S BUT HAD TO PAY OFF THE MORTGAGE FIRST. TAMI AN ARTIST AND A LOCAL CAFE TEAMED UP TO SLASH MORE COLOR INTO DOWNTOWN BAKERSFIELD. TAKE A LOOK AT THE LATEST MURAL TO GRACE AREA. THIS IS ON THE WALL OUTSIDE




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