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Daisy Hernandez didn’t have the best experience at a traditional high school. When her best friend died, Hernandez felt she could no longer attend classes and wanted to drop out, until she was introduced to Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps’ (LCC) onsite charter school, YouthBuild Charter High School of California (YCHSC). “I didn’t want to go any more, I couldn’t go because there were too many memories,” Hernandez said. “I wanted to drop out but one…

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Earth Day Block Party 2019

Posted on Apr 05, 2019

Join Us for Our Global Youth Service Day Event! April 13, 2019 from 10 am - 2 pm Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps Neighborhood Youth Center (1805 E. California Avenue, Fresno, CA  93706) Kid Zone • Teen Zone • Community Resources • Easter Egg Hunt (with special golden egg) • Entertainment • Free Food •  Car Show (with Old Times Car Club)   Questions or for More Info Call (559) 264-1048 Find event on…

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Fresno Councilman Oliver Baines presented Shawn Riggins, director of Fresno EOC’S Local Conservation Corps (LCC), with a special surprise at the Fresno City Council meeting last week. Dec. 13, 2018, was proclaimed Shawn Riggins Day, in honor of the work he has done with Fresno EOC and youth in the community.   “Shawn is our friend, our buddy and our pal, but what a lot of people don’t know is how Shawn’s life is dedicated to our community,” Baines…

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INTERESTED IN SAVING WATER? Do you receive a water bill from the city of Fresno or Clovis? You may be eligible for a FREE water efficient landscape installation! Up to 1,000 sq. ft. of grass removed from your yard Drought friendly plants and ground cover installation Dripline installation For more information please contact Katy at the Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps at (559) 263-8926 or by email at Katy.Kelly@fresnoeoc.org. Water - Energy Community Action Network (We Can…

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English students at YouthBuild Charter School completed the video projects listed below. Please read about the project and then watch the short series. Malala (English Student Video) Our assignment was to do a project that addressed a human right, so we made a video describing that everyone has the right to learn. We were inspired to make a play retelling the true story of Malala Yousafsai because we thought her story was powerful and full of passion. We learned as part of this lesson that…

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English students at YouthBuild Charter School completed the video projects listed below. Please read about the project and then watch the short series.  Domestic Violence (English Student Film) Our assignment was to make a video on self-knowledge or decision making. We chose to make a video based on the idea "Decide, Don't Slide" that we learned in class. We can relate to this type of video because it's about topics that happen in real life. We learned as part of this lesson: think before…

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The U.S Department of Labor recently announced the award of nearly $80 million in YouthBuild grants to support a pre-apprenticeship training program for at-risk youth. The Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps (LCC)/YouthBuild Fresno received a three year, $1.1 million grant, the highest amount awarded per site.  According to U.S. Department of Labor, the grants range from $650,000 to $1.1 million and will fund 77 YouthBuild programs in 46 states. There are 260 YouthBuild programs operating…

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Fresno EOC would like to thank the following elected officials for providing Certificates of Achievement for graduates of YouthBuild Charter High School of California at the Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps/YouthBuild Fresno Commencement ceremony Friday, June 23, 2017. Thirteen young men and women will receive their high school diplomas in front of friends and family. Thank you for your support!  Fresno City Councilmember Oliver Baines, District 3 Fresno City Councilmember Luis…

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Do you have a conviction for a nonviolent felony or a marijuana felony offense?  Is that conviction preventing you from securing a job? Does that conviction make you ineligible for housing programs or other government aid? Does that conviction make you ineligible for a school loan? You may be eligible for a misdemeanor reduction! PROP 47 and PROP 64 CLINIC 3rd Friday of each Month Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps Neighborhood Youth Center1805 E. California Ave., Fresno, CA…

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Tire Amnesty Event

Posted on May 17, 2017

The City of Fresno Code Enforcement Division and Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps Recycling Program, using grant funding available from CalRecycle, will hold a Waste Tire Amnesty Day event on Saturday, May 27, 2017 to allow City of Fresno citizens to dispose of their unwanted waste tires.  Some event restrictions include: participants must be City of Fresno residents, no tractor or diesel tires, no business-generated tires, and each resident is limited to (9) tires per vehicle. Tires…

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