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.

Giving Tuesday Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps (LCC)

Founded in 1965, Fresno EOC has spent over five decades investing in people, helping them become self-sufficient. The scope of service provided by our Agency consists of almost all facets of human services and economic development.  They range from pre-school education to vocational training; from juvenile and drug abuse counseling to treatment for serious juvenile offenders; from youth recreation to senior citizen hot meal services; from energy conservation education to crisis intervention; from preventive health care to prenatal nutrition education; and from vocational counseling to job placement services.

Fresno EOC is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a twenty-four member Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners is structured to include 8 representatives from low-income target areas, 8 members from the business sector, public agencies, and community groups, and 8 representatives are publicly elected officials or their designee.

Giving Tuesday Fresno EOC Sanctuary

Fresno EOC employs over 1,200 full and part-time staff members committed to transforming lives. With over 35 programs to serve the community, we bridge gaps with almost every aspect of the underserved population.

Please donate to support the work we do in the community: www.FresnoEOC.org/donate