Congratulations to Our New Kern County Entrepreneurs!

Graduating another Empezando class of entrepreneurs. This 10 week course lays a strong foundation with the goal and on going support for long term sustainability. Thank you Alice Juarez, Vice President Regional Banking Area President and Gabriela Mello, Wells Fargo team, Clarissa Vivian, Economic Issues Division-Mexican Consulate, Michael Bowers, Senator Andy Vidak, Senior District Representative. Chuck Jehle, Clarita Hidalgo de Portillo, Jesse Portillo. A partnership strengthening Kern County through education.



Celebrating Our Graduates

Congratulations to our graduates in Bakersfield. This Monday we graduated 33 new entrepreneurs. It was another great celebration and we are very excited to see where they take their businesses. Watch out from some great success stories from these students!

5th Annual Kern County Small Business Week Luncheon & Small Business Success Awards

On Thursday, May 5th, 2016 Mission Community Services and the Women's Business Center attended the 5th Annual Kern County Small Business week Luncheon in honor of National Small Business Week. This event was particularly special for MCSC as we were presented with the Women's Business Center of the Year Award for our district. What an honor!

We were also able to support one of our graduates of our Empezando Business Academy class as she received the award for Women's Owned Business of the Year award. Congratulations Gabriela Murgia on this amazing accomplishment!

Great Day for MCSC & The Women's Business Center in Bakersfield!

What a great day for Mission Community Services and the Women's Business Center and our support efforts in Kern County. From Bright House check presentation, City of Bakersfield grant meeting, to a meeting with national Wells Fargo leadership that included a tour of a facility of one of our many success stories. This individual graduated from our 'Empezando' (Start, Run, Grow) class sponsored by Wells Fargo. In 1 1/2 years she opened up 2 distribution warehouses, has 2 delivery trucks, expanded her employee base, and reached sales of 1.2 million. Walking thru her warehouse as she expressed gratitude and gave credit of her success to Clarita Hidalgo de Portillo and Jesse Portillo (instructors of our class), MCSC, Wells Fargo, and University of La Verne for the support system, confirmed we are strengthening our economy thru collaboration and education. Thanks to all involved!

Congratulations to 20 New Graduates!

Empezando Graduates 20 New Entrepreneurs!

On March 8th, MCSC held our Empezando class graduation in Delano. There were a total of 20 graduates and we had over 85 attendees come and help celebrate.  We are so proud of our students and want to congratulate them on their accomplishment!

We would like to thank Wells Fargo Bank for their RISE grant that supports us and our mission of teaching entrepreneurship classes and consulting services in Kern and San Luis Obispo Counties. And as always a massive thank you to our class instructors, Jesse and Clarita Portillo, who made this class a success.

Empezando Business Academy Graduates 30 New Entrepreneurs!

On March 16th, thirty students successfully completed a 10-week Empezando, Business Academy Course and received their graduation certificates. We are proud of each and every one of them. Congratulations from the staff and Board of Directors of MCSC!

We would like to thank Wells Fargo, University of La Verne, Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for helping to make this possible. We would also like to give a special thanks to our class instructors, Jesse and Clarita Portillo, who put a lot of time and energy in teaching these courses!

Congratulations to our Delano Empezando Graduates!

We are pleased to announce that on November 14th thirteen students graduated from our 10-week Empezando Self- Employment training course held in Delano. Congratulations to all the students who worked very hard in successfully completing this course. We wish you the best in your future business endeavors!

We would also like to take this opportunity and thank the City of Delano and Wells Fargo Bank for their continued support!

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Congratulations to our Bakersfield Empezando Graduates!

We're pleased to announce that 21 students successfully completed MCSC's 10-week "Empezando - Comenzando Tu Negocio" course in Bakersfield and graduated on September 22, 2014.  This took a lot of hard work, family support and dedication.  The graduation ceremony was attended by over 65 people and was hosted at the University of La Verne.  We are very proud of these students, once again Congratulations! 

Thank you to our instructors Jesse and Clarita Portillo and to the University of La Verne for the use of their large classroom for the class and graduation ceremony.