Stories

DACA, our agency in solidarity

Posted on Sep 08, 2017

In solidarity with the thousands of Dreamers in Fresno County, the following letter was sent to our congressional representatives urging them to adopt a pathway to citizenship for these young people. September 7, 2017 Dear members of Congress representing Fresno County: On behalf of the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission I respectfully add my voice to urging your support for the hundreds of thousands of kids who, through no fault of their own, face the grim prospect of being forced to…

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Valley Children's Hospital just welcomed their first class of their Pediatric Residency Program. In addition to the regular components of a residency program, they wanted to make sure these future pediatricians were exposed to the unique circumstances many of our families face and how they affect the lives of our children. The vision is to educate and empower the residents to be advocates for kids throughout their career. In order to achieve this vision Valley Children's Hospital reached out to…

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Earlier this month Fresno EOC had a unique opportunity to work with our community partners and volunteers to improve access to healthy foods in our community. After hearing about the gardening underway at Fresno EOC's Executive Plaza by his father, Noah Turner was moved by the idea of helping people grow their own food. He decided he would make it his Eagle Scout project. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest award in the scouting movement and must be achieved prior to a scout’s 18th…

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The Fresno EOC Board of Commissioners adopted a “Safe Access Resolution” at the board meeting Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Undocumented individuals and their families are living in fear that they might not return home due to the possibility that they will be swept up by ICE agents and deported, leaving their children and family to pick up the pieces. Several risk death and persecution in their native country. Fresno EOC has always been a champion of the disadvantaged and…

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Joe Williams: A Legend Revered

Posted on Feb 10, 2017

Visionary, innovative, accomplished, a brilliant negotiator, fiercely determined, ahead of his time, and above all a loving husband, father, grandfather and mentor to thousands – that was Joe Williams. He commanded attention when he entered the room, always confident, yet humble. He was loyal, trusted, driven, yet kind. He was the consummate businessman but in every deal insisted it promote fairness, equal opportunity, and improved conditions for those less fortunate. He was a leader for…

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PUBLIC NOTICE: TARGET AREA REPRESENTATIVES  SPECIAL ELECTION This is written notice to announce that Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) is hereby holding a special election for Board Commissioner Representative of low-income Target Area D.  View the Target Area map. The term will be from January 2017 to December 2017. Fresno EOC is seeking qualified candidates and voters in this election. Emphasis is given to providing maximum participation and…

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#GivingTuesday

Posted on Nov 29, 2016

When Congress passed the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the goal was to obtain equality of opportunity in education, employment, health and living conditions for every American in our country. To realize this goal, nearly 900 locally-based Community Action Agencies were established throughout the nation; Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission, known as Fresno EOC, is one of these agencies. We are widely recognized as one of the most innovative Community Action Agencies in the United States…

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Fresno Community Development Financial Institution – or Fresno CDFI – was presented with $1 million in lending and grant capital from Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®: Diverse Community Capital (DCC) program during today’s Women’s Empowerment Summit 2016.  DCC is a three-year, $75 million program that distributes funds to CDFIs – private, nonprofit financial institutions – which serve diverse small businesses.  The program seeks to address…

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We want your feedback

Posted on Nov 07, 2016

Fresno EOC is starting another five-year strategic planning process. We are requesting feedback and information from community members about the work we do in our community, the perceptions of our agency, and how we can better meet the community's needs. The information we gather from this survey will be reviewed and compiled to help us determine the future path of the agency. Please take and share our survey.

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Our updated resource directories have arrived! The updated directories have English on one side and Spanish on the other side. The directories list all of the Fresno EOC agency programs and projects along with our social enterprise ventures. The new resource directories are available by calling (559) 263-1000. Or you can pick one up at our booth at the Fresno Fair, October 5-16.

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