Help kids living in poverty by donating the supplies they need to succeed in school! We are seeking donations of: Backpacks Pencils Black/Blue pens Highlighters Lined paper Graph paper Notebooks Planners 1½ inch binders Binder dividers Calculators Compasses/Protractors Reusable water bottles Donations needed by August 3, 2018.  Donations can be dropped off at Sanctuary Youth Shelter 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 1545 N Street, Fresno, CA…

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Food insecurity = being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.  In the US, 1 in 6 kids suffers from devastating food insecurity.  In Fresno County, 1 in 3 kids suffer from food insecurity.  In select neighborhoods in Fresno, 3 out of every 3 kids suffer from food insecurity. Every single child in Fresno should have access to nutritious food. How difficult it is for you to succeed if you’re hangry? Our community’s kids…

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[Photo Above: Michael Reyna, left, with other REEL Pride Board Members in front of Tower Theatre in Fresno.]  [Photo Right: Michael Reyna in front of Tower Theatre in Fresno.] This year, 2018, marks a first for the LGBTQ community, it is the first time that we have a representative from an LGBTQ organization serving on the Fresno EOC board. The Fresno EOC Board is comprised of representatives from 3 different sectors. Commissioners can be directly elected from their target area, they can…

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For some kids, the only healthy meal they may consume is a meal offered at school during the academic year. With summer around the corner, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) Food Services is getting ready to provide no-cost meals to youth in the community aged 1-18 through its Summer Food Services Program. According to California Food Policy Advocates’ 2016 Fresno County Nutrition and Food Insecurity Profile, 84,166 kids residing in Fresno County fall into a summer…

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On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission continued its longstanding tradition of engaging diverse partners by hosting the Be Free 9th Annual Central Valley Conference on Human Trafficking. The event was held at the Veterans Memorial District, located in Clovis. Keynote speaker, Russell G. Wilson, an anti-trafficking expert, consultant and researcher, inspired the audience with a theme of “Restoring Hope” and provided an insightful look at how victims face…

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Women Lead at Fresno EOC

Posted on Mar 07, 2018

(Photo from left: Angie Isaak, Linda Hayes, Debbie Darden, and Deanna Mathies)   After more than 30 years, Fresno EOC once again has a woman serving as Board Chair. Linda Hayes was elected to the role by her peers to serve in this leadership capacity for 2018. Hayes is the second woman to be elected for chair and the first African American woman in the role. This year also brought us another first, all board leadership positions are held by women. Alongside Hayes are 3 other women…

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The Bolt to College Program is a new initiative that will help Fresno City College students get to school. This program will use all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV cars along with a ride-sharing service to transport students from Kerman and the surrounding areas to campus. Students can get picked up and dropped off from their homes for a monthly fee of $10 dollars, making it a huge savings for students. It costs about $300 per month for gas and commuting costs for students who commute from the…

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