Kern Schools Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution founded in 1938 (we received our federal charter in 1940) by a small group of teachers who met for the purpose of organizing a financial cooperative for Kern County public school teachers. Our first Credit Union “office” was a tiny room in the library of Bakersfield High School, and our one-person staff was an unpaid volunteer. At the end of our first year of operations, Kern Schools consisted of 141 members with $1,336.84 in assets.
Simply stated, a lot has changed since our very humble beginnings, but the commitment to our Members has remained the same. Today, we are the largest Member-owned financial institution in Kern County with over 150,000 Members and over $1.2 billion in assets. Our staff of one unpaid volunteer has grown to over four hundred (400) team members, all with the purpose of providing the best Member service possible.
Come find out what over 150,000 Kern County residents already know— Kern Schools is the “Best Financial Institution in Kern County!”