Dean Welliver

Dean Welliver Dean Welliver is a Program Associate for South Kern Sol and a student at Bakersfield College.

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Summit gave LGBTQ youth a space to be themselves

March 16, 2018 / By and
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Dean Welliver, News

Zoey Luna began discovering herself in middle school.

The transgender Latina was assigned male at birth, but realized during her adolescence that wasn’t her identity.

Expulsions and transfer rates down amid a gradual transition to PBIS at the Kern High School District

February 9, 2018 / By and
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By Dean Welliver

Following pressure after it settled a lawsuit alleging it engaged in discriminatory disciplinary practices, Kern High School District cut its number of expulsions in half between 2016 and 2017, district officials reported late last month.

Report Identifies Students’ College Pathway Challenges

February 7, 2018 / By and
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Dean Welliver, South Kern Sol, News Report

Look around a typical high school classroom of about 20 students — it’s likely that just six will graduate from college.

Female leaders hope to ‘inspire, empower’ women with march

January 12, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver

Millions of women will band together next week in cities across the nation in a monumental march for female empowerment as they plan to flex their political might — and for the first time, Kern County will take part.

Kern High School District to Host Forum On School Discipline and Climate

January 12, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver

The Kern High School District will this month host its second community forum on school climate, a condition of a settlement agreement it entered into after parents, students and advocacy groups alleged it engaged in a years-long pattern of discriminatory discipline practices.

Kern County Youth Welcome 2018 With Resolutions

January 6, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, Sol on the Street, Dean Welliver

The beginning of a new year is a time where many people reflect about their experiences from the previous year and make goals for what they would like to accomplish in the upcoming year.

ACLU Report Exposes Excessive Force and Lack of Accountability in Local Law Enforcement Agencies

January 4, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver

Almost two months after the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California slammed Kern County law enforcement in a report alleging widespread civil rights abuses, it’s unclear what steps either of the two largest policing agencies have taken to address deficiencies highlighted in the agency’s report.

Kern County Observes World AIDS Day in Powerful Series of Events

December 8, 2017 / By
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver

Kern County recognized World AIDS Day 2017 with a comprehensive series of events focused on awareness, education, prevention, and remembrance, including the Kern County HIV Partnership’s World AIDS Day Resource Fair and the Bakersfield AIDS Project’s 24th annual World AIDS Day Vigil.