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Black Lives Matter

The cure for racism is ACTION. Fresno EOC is a Community Action Agency (CAA) and was born from the Civil Rights Movement. The Economic Opportunity Act (EOA) and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 were passed by Congress and CAAs were formed across the nation. The Economic...
Fresno EOC VAC Students

Over 300 hired thanks to Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connections 

Since 2015, Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC) has helped over 300 people get a job after completing the 12-week training program preparing students for a career in construction. While the program specializes in providing hands-on training and skills to...
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Local Conservation Corps team up with Central Valley Food Bank in a time of need

With COVID-19 and high unemployment rates in the Central Valley, many families in our community need food assistance. Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps is partnering with Central Valley Food Bank to help pack and prepare food boxes during this time of need. Watch...
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AFLP youth receive overwhelming support from staff and community members

From Halloween baskets to baby essentials, our community and staff are coming together to make our pregnant and parenting youth in the Adolescent Family Life Program feel special. Even during the pandemic, our youth are able to get the assistance and support they...
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Estelle Dailey retires after 55 years with Fresno EOC Head Start 0 to 5

Estelle began her work with Head Start in June 1965 at the North Avenue Center in West Fresno as a Teacher Assistant. Estelle did not just help teachers; she also drove the Head Start bus, cooked meals, and provided social services advocacy, counseling, and referral...
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Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps Water Distribution at Creek Fire

Watch Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps help our mountain community as they come home. Thanks to Fresno County, corps members are handing out water to residents affected by the Creek Fire. If you see us corps members stop by and grab some water. Bottles of water are...
Ronnie Cantu's team

Keeping Head Start 0 to 5 maintained for our future leaders 

Fresno EOC Head Start 0 to 5 is full of friendly faces, and there are hundreds of individuals who make a classroom a tremendous educational experience for families. Ronnie Cantu, Building Maintenance and Support Services Coordinator, oversees Head Start's facilities...

In Memory of Commissioner Richard “Dick” Keyes

Richard (Dick) Keyes Memorial Time: Oct 17, 2020 1:00PM Zoom Meeting Link Meeting ID: 850 3028 9767 Passcode: 4U69yD A pioneer and a poverty fighter, Richard Dale Keyes, Sr. leaves behind a rich legacy in our community. Mr. Keyes passed on Sunday, September 27, 2020....
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Fresno EOC VAC will support Central Valley’s newest workforce development center

Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC) is partnering with the local Building and Construction Trades Council and Fresno County Economic Development Corporation to help open a new workforce development center and pre-apprenticeship program. The Central...

Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission PROGRAMS ARE READY TO SERVE


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upcoming events

P&E Committee Meeting

December 1, 2020 - 5:00 pm
Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission

Parlier Food Distribution

December 4, 2020 - 8:00 am
Fresno EOC Food Distribution: Parlier

Fresno EOC LCC Food Distribution

December 5, 2020 - 8:00 am
Fresno EOC Food Distribution: LCC

Board Meeting

December 16, 2020
Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission

About Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission

Founded in 1965, Fresno EOC has spent over five decades investing in people, helping them become self-sufficient.

Fresno EOC is considered one of the largest Community Action Agencies in the country. We employ over 1,200 full and part-time staff members committed to transforming lives. With over 30 programs to serve the community, we bridge gaps with almost every aspect of the underserved population.

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 and are one of the largest nonprofit Community Action Agencies in the United States.

Helping People and Transforming Lives is what we are about

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Mar 16 – October 31, 2020

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Snacks Prepared and Delivered

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As an entrepreneurial agency, we bridge the gap to self-sufficiency by providing opportunities and resources, as we initiate and partner in shared community efforts to improve the quality of life.

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