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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...
Stop Asian Hate

Fresno EOC Stands in Solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

Fresno EOC is a Community Action Agency (CAA) and was born from the Civil Rights Movement. As a Community Action Agency, Fresno EOC stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAIP) community and we condemn and denounce all expressions of hate,...

Tobacco Education: City of Fresno Approves New Smoking Ban

A new smoking ban will soon go into effect in apartment complexes and other multi-unit housing in Fresno. Learn how Fresno EOC Tobacco Education Program served as a catalyst for the life-saving policy.

Foster Grandparents Warming Hearts

As temperatures drop, the Fresno EOC Foster Grandparent Program is working to make sure kids in Fresno get a little warmth and comfort. Learn how they are taking part in Project Linus and distributing brand new, handmade security blankets to kids in need.

Transit Systems: Making Bus Travel Better

Fresno EOC Transit Systems recently teamed up with the Valley Center for the Blind (VCB) to provide a valuable training. Drivers learned how to help passengers who are visually impaired to travel with confidence.

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Building a New Start

Addison Larsen started at Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC) in August and graduated in October. He has received multiple job offers and is exploring which one will be the best fit. Matthew Martinez also graduated. He says, "VAC has been very helpful...
Café EOC Catering Custom Culinary Creations

Custom Culinary Creations

One might say the most essential item at any social gathering is the food. Café EOC Catering has been behind the scenes at numerous events in the Central Valley over the past 15 years—serving up phenomenal flavors and flawless designs. New to the Café EOC Catering...
Deoutrie Dodson, student at YouthBuild Charter High School of California

Courage to Create a Better Future

Deoutrie Dodson says he always dreamed of getting a college education. But for many years, it didn't seem likely for this young man. The 27-year old Fresno resident faced a series of hardships. But today, he is just a few weeks away from earning his high school...

Frontline Workers Building Trust and Safer Communities

As the coronavirus evolves, so does the African American Coalition’s COVID-19 Equity Project. The Coalition administers COVID-19 tests and vaccines out of its clinic on Fulton Street in downtown Fresno, but its reach is countywide with help from a mobile unit. More...
Fresno EOC Foster Grandparent Program Storytime

Storytime with Fresno EOC Foster Grandparent Program

Sharing a book is a great way to bond and create memories. These days, volunteers with Fresno EOC Foster Grandparent Program are taking time to read to youngsters. But since the pandemic, story time looks a little different. Watch and listen as Grandma Simona shares a...
Grateful for Fresno EOC Foster Grandparents

Grateful for Grandparents

Fresno EOC Foster Grandparent program hosted a luncheon at the Fresno EOC Nielsen Conference Center on September 10, just ahead of National Grandparents Day. The event was held to recognize the time and hard work our generous program volunteers give throughout the...

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Sanger Food Distribution

December 13, 2021 - 9:00 am
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SOUL Governing Council Meeting

December 14, 2021 - 8:30 am
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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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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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