New Advances for People with Disabilities is a Bakersfield-based non-profit organization that provides numerous programs for more than 500 Kern County children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities every day.

This spring, NAPD broke ground on a new $4.1 million Center for Creative Achievement. Designed by Bakersfield architect Paul Dhanens and being built by S.C. Anderson Inc. of Bakersfield, the 17,000-square-foot facility on Brittan Road, west of North Sillect Avenue, is expected to open in 2016 and provide expanded creative educational opportunities.

Learn how you can help make a difference through the naming opportunities inside our new facility. 

Future Expansion

The next year holds an exciting promise for our clients with construction of a new Center for Creative Achievement (CCA) on Brittan Street, not far from the Adult Enrichment Center on North Sillect Avenue. 

The current 12,000 square foot facility in downtown Bakersfield was built in 1996. Groundbreaking and construction of the new 17,000 square foot CCA facility is already underway with the expected opening in spring of 2016. The larger facility will better accommodate more than 180 clients enrolled in the program, plus allow expansion of creative and performing arts, and a variety of classes.

Amenities in the state-of-the-art “green” building will include an outside recreation area and indoor health and wellness center. There will also be a multipurpose and theater with a fully equipped raised stage that transforms the room into a fine and performing arts experience.

Naming and sponsorship opportunities are available during the Legacy Campaign. The goal is to raise $600,000. Please contact Myrna Mawrence at 661-395-1361 for more information.

Naming Opportunities

Naming Opportunities allow us to thank and recognize donors – whether they are individuals, corporations, foundations or organizations – with a lasting tribute. Donors may make commitments to the NAPD Legacy Campaign in the form of pledges, cash, property, securities, real estate, and planned gifts.

If you prefer to give through a foundation, New Advances for People with Disabilities is registered with Kern Community Foundation.  You may review our profile on Guide Star.  

Let us work with you to develop a recognition opportunity that will be truly meaningful and convenient for you. 

Named Endowments

Another way to create a NAPD Named Fund is through a Named Endowment – either with an outright gift or through your estate.

An endowment gift provides an immediate and long-term benefit to NAPD. Many donors like the concept of endowment because their gift is held in reserve – and the earnings generated by the principal go toward the program of their choice or the agency’s highest and most urgent needs, as the donor determines. You can name the fund – for yourself or loved ones – creating a lasting legacy for many generations to come.

$100,000                                                      Theater & Multi-purpose room

$100,000                                                      Health & Wellness Center

 $75,000                                                       Senior Activity Room

 $75,000                                                       Computer Lab

 $50,000                                                       Culinary Skills Center

 $50,000                                                       The Fine & Performing Arts Center

 $50,000                                                       Learning Center

 $50,000                                                       Music Center

Example of our donor wall

Example of our donor wall