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The Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) has been awarded a substantial grant of $2 million from the Office of Justice Programs Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative. This significant funding will allow the expansion of efforts to reduce gun violence and enhance community safety in Fresno. Emilia Reyes, CEO of Fresno EOC, expressed immense gratitude for the federal funds awarded, emphasizing the profound impact gun violence has on individuals, families, and communities. Reyes stated,
Advance Peace
Reimagining The Future: Advancing Equity and Sustaining Innovation, that was the theme at the 2023 National Community Action Partnership Convention. A dedicated group of Fresno EOC leaders attended the convention in Atlanta, Georgia where they were provided a platform for thought leaders and change-makers to share insights and strategies for advancing social equity and sustaining innovation in community action programs. One of the highlights of the convention was the special recognition awarded to Fresno EOC’s
Another memorable Art Hop enriching our community.  The evening was filled with art, music, food, drinks, and the heartwarming presence of our vibrant community.  This month’s art featured the Heritage Quilters for an amazing display of quilts embodying the rich spirit of the Black/African American culture including one handcrafted by Fresno EOC Commissioner, Jimi Rodgers.   In a collaborative effort with the NAACP Fresno Chapter, spearheaded by Fresno EOC Commissioner Alysia Bonner, the event was a
Across Fresno County, storm drains have become polluted with chemicals, trash, and sometimes even precious wildlife. To safeguard our water and environment, the Fresno Metropolitan Flood District and the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) have united in a joint endeavor: the installation of new storm drain signs throughout Fresno and Clovis. A Step Towards Cleaner Water On September 14th, Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corp crew members will replace old signs with fresh ones. Approximately
Local Conservation Corps
On Saturday, August 26, 2023, the Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps collaborated with the West Fresno Family Resource Center and Fresno EOC AFLP programs to present the upgraded Proving Our Parenting Skills (POPS) 2.0 Conference, designed for fathers and partners alike. The POPS program, generously supported by Fresno County’s Peri-Natal Equity Program, specifically concentrates on assisting fathers and partners of African American mothers. Additionally, the Babies First funding initiative strongly encourages partners of mothers enrolled
Local Conservation Corps
Excitement filled the air as community members from the 93706 area joined in the celebration at the 93706 Art Fest. Residents came together to enjoy local art, music, dance, and discover a range of helpful resources. The event marked the successful collaboration with: Fresno EOC, Transform Fresno, Inside out Community Garden, Advance Peace, Another Level Training Academy, Community Justice Center, and African Drum Interactive. As families strolled through the festival grounds, they found themselves immersed
Transform Fresno
A remarkable decade spent as an educator is truly noteworthy, but when that commitment extends to an astounding five decades, it becomes an unparalleled milestone. Ramona Sauceda, a leader in the field of education, is currently the Site Director at Sanger Head Start. However, her path to this role has been a remarkable journey of dedication and growth. As September approaches, Sauceda will reach an inspiring achievement – celebrating an astounding half-century as a devoted
Head Start 0 to 5
With the unbearable summer heat, Cooling with Care is back with a initiative driven by Sanctuary and Support Services. The overall goal is to provide much-needed aid such as water and cooling items to individuals facing homelessness in Fresno. Mark your calendars for a meaningful event on Wednesday, July 26th, as Cooling with Care spreads its wings across four different locations in Fresno. The team’s dedication to reaching as many individuals in need as possible
Congratulations to Raquel Padia, Volunteer Specialist with Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission Foster Grandparent Program and Project Leader for Generations Serving Together Fresno, on being selected as a Fellow in the prestigious Eisner Prize Fellowship program. This program, which recognizes intergenerational excellence, is a significant achievement for Raquel and a testament to her dedication and innovative ideas in the field. The Eisner Prize Fellowship program, announced in April 2023, aims to uplift the next generation of
Foster Grandparent Program
HS-EnrollingNow Fair - Flyer-Final_EngFamilies in Fresno County are invited to join the very first Head Start 0 to 5 Express Enrollment Fair on Saturday, July 15, 2023. This exciting event provides a convenient and expedited pathway for student enrollment while offering families a comprehensive understanding of the exceptional services provided by Head Start 0 to 5. The fair promises an array of activities to engage families, including classroom visits, application support, and enriching experiences for
Head Start 0 to 5

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