Stories

In just one year of pizza production, Fresno EOC Food Services was able to deliver 137,211 personal size pizzas to students in Fresno, Fowler and Firebaugh school districts, as well as local water parks. The project began as a partnership with a local business and created eight new positions. “By utilizing our existing resources and expertise in food and transportation services, we were able to use our capacity on a business accelerator project with a small business owner to meet a need…

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Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) Transit Systems expanded services to Madera County in early July, through a 5-year agreement with the Madera County Board of Supervisors. Fresno EOC Transit Systems has previously only served Fresno County residents. These additional services will now provide transportation at low-cost to seniors, disabled, and low-income residents in unincorporated areas of Eastern Madera County. “Our Transit Systems with over 36 years of experience…

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Fresno EOC employee, Evelyn Gonzalez, was sworn in today as a member of the Immigrant Affairs Committee. Gonzalez is a Case Manager for Central Valley Against Human Trafficking and will be advising Fresno City Council on issues affecting the immigrant community. “This is an opportunity to do what I what I wanted to since I was little,” Gonzalez said. “At 11 years-old I was working in the fields and was speaking up against the foreman. Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to help…

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After going to a meeting at the parole office, Savannah Pastusak was introduced to Valley Apprenticeship Connections and since then her life took a positive turn. At the age of 13, Pastusak was sentenced to juvenile hall and then served a prison sentence. Once released, VAC gave Pastusak the opportunity she needed for a second chance at life. “I feel I was given an opportunity,” Pastusak said. “I feel good about myself.” Now a single mother with a 3-year-old son…

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Online Survey for CEO Search

Posted on Jun 04, 2019

Fresno EOC, a social justice organization serving Fresno County, CA,seeks an entrepreneurial CEO who will continue the 50+ years of advocacy, community leadership, and program excellence. We want your input! Please take a moment and fill out this online survey.   

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Every month Fresno EOC Community Services staff, with the help of volunteers in Orange Cove, begin their morning bagging food delivered by Central Valley Community Food Bank to feed local families. Volunteers are community members receiving food themselves and in similar need as the rest of the families attending the food distributions. “I come to help every month, but I try to do it for my six kids and so we can spread out the food,” Maria Blanco, volunteer said. “The people…

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Fresno EOC, a social justice organization serving Fresno County, CA,seeks an entrepreneurial CEO who will continue the 50+ years of advocacy, community leadership, and program excellence. Click on the date to view the event on Facebook.  Region Date Time Location Northwest City 5/22 5:30 PM Fig Garden Library3071 W Bullard Ave, Fresno Southwest City 5/23 5:30 PM West Fresno Resource Center1802 E California…

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Let’s have a contest to find out! $350 First Prize                  May 15, 2019  6:00-8:00pm $100 Second Prize                 Veterans Memorial Hall $50 Third Prize                      22001 W. Manning, San…

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Natalie Hernandez knew she wanted to be in the medical field, but didn’t want to be a nurse. She has a history with Phlebotomists in her life, most of them were at Valley Children’s Hospital where she received treatment for her rheumatoid arthritis. The hospital staff as well as Fresno EOC Employment and Training allowed Hernandez to make a career in Phlebotomy possible. When she was 16 years old her rheumatoid arthritis worsened, forcing her to make biweekly visits to the hospital…

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Michael Cortez graduated from the Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC) program in July 2017 and ever since then his life changed for the better. In the apprenticeship program, he learned on the job skills and gained the confidence to succeed in the field of construction. What Cortez calls a history of bad decision making, resulted in prison then to parole and looking for a jump start into a career. “I knew a job at Walmart wouldn’t cut it so I went to a meeting at the parole…

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