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We Believe 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...
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Director retires after longtime service to Head Start 0 to 5

Kathleen Shivaprasad is retiring as the Early Care & Education Director after over 20 years with Fresno EOC Head Start 0 to 5. Since 1994, she has made a lasting impact on the 0 to 5 children, families, and staff she has touched during her time with us. She will...
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SOUL students and Cultural Arts Rotary deliver wreaths to senior citizens

This year, most students had their world turned upside down. Students at Fresno EOC School of Unlimited Learning (SOUL) felt the changes as well. SOUL students wanted some way to celebrate the holidays and keep up with festive traditions. Students have transitioned to...
Head Start mask donation

Arizona family donates masks to Head Start 0 to 5

A generous family from Arizona donated cute and child-friendly masks to Fresno EOC Head Start 0 to 5. Jennifer Soriano and her family were impressed with what the program does to help low-income families get access to education and wanted to give back. “We greatly...
Covid-19 testing event

Healthy Harvest COVID-19 Testing event serves Fresno County farmworkers

At the beginning of December, Fresno EOC coordinated its first Healthy Harvest COVID-19 testing event with the help of a local employer in the food production industry. The Healthy Harvest program is a multi-county initiative to protect essential food production...
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Bank of America donates masks to help farmworkers and low-income families

Bank of America generously donated 46,000 masks to Fresno EOC. These masks were able to help families in rural areas and farmworkers hit hard during the pandemic. “As COVID-19 cases rise across the region, personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential to help...
Together We Give

Support Fresno EOC on Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, taking place on December 1, 2020. The day was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of...
Homeless Project

Fresno EOC program provides paid training to help the homeless

Homeless people in our community are often unemployed and lack access to training and career opportunities. Thankfully, two Fresno EOC programs, Sanctuary Support Services and Local Conservation Corps are partnering to provide Fresno’s homeless paid job training...
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...

Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission PROGRAMS ARE READY TO SERVE


Housing & Shelter

Food & Nutrition

Social Enterprise

Community Involvement





upcoming events

Orange Cove Food Distribution

January 19, 2021 - 8:00 am
Fresno EOC Food Distribution: Orange Cove

Cantua Creek Neighborhood Market

January 25, 2021 - 8:00 am
Fresno EOC Food Distribution: Cantua Creek

Parlier Food Distribution

February 5, 2021 - 8:00 am
Fresno EOC Food Distribution: Parlier

Board Meeting

January 27, 2021
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

Food Services
& Transit Systems

Mar 16 – Dec 31, 2020

Meals Prepared and Delivered

Snacks Prepared and Delivered

Diapers Delivered


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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