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Genevieve is about to graduate from a mainstream high school in June. But the path to graduation was not an easy one because Genevieve is a teen parent. About a week before she found out that she was pregnant during her junior year of high school, she broke up with the baby’s father. She was unable to tell her parents and talked with her older sister first seeking guidance. Two weeks later, her sister gave her parents an early Christmas gift – she told them that Genevieve was…

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Meet the SOS Team

Posted on May 22, 2017

Sanctuary Outreach to the Streets (SOS) is a mobile team searching for runaway, homeless and street youth seven nights a week. The team is comprised of three dedicated Outreach Workers who are supported by student interns from California State University, Fresno Social Work Department. SOS team conducts searches in areas where most people do not consider places meant for human habitation including freeway underpasses and abandoned buildings. Once a youth is located, the SOS team provides youth…

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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 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 nutrition gap…

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The James Irvine Foundation presented Fresno Community Development Financial Institution (Fresno CDFI), a subsidiary of Fresno EOC, with a $1,000,000 grant to enhance and support Fresno CDFI’s proven entrepreneurship development model featuring comprehensive pre- and post-loan support in collaboration with partners throughout California including small business development centers, financial institutions, municipalities, and other lenders. “Fresno CDFI provides essential supports…

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Editor Note: This is part of an ongoing series that highlights unique community partnerships that Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) and its various programs have throughout County and the Central Valley and impact that these collaboratives have on peoples’ lives through the region. Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) will continue its tradition of engaging diverse partners to tackle systemic issues in Fresno County and the Central Valley region by…

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Editor Note: This is part of an ongoing series that highlights unique community partnerships that Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) and its various programs have throughout Fresno County and the impact that these collaboratives have on peoples’ lives through the region. Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) has many unique partnerships in the community. One program that has an incredible breadth and depth in its relationships in the community is Fresno…

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