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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 Opportunity Act stated in part: “It is, therefore, the policy of the United States to eliminate the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty in this nation
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Stop Asian Hate
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, violence, xenophobia, and racism. As we know, the COVID-19 pandemic spurred the largest health crisis in our lifetimes, as well as an unprecedented rise of misinformation and bias that erupted with
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Story by Valeria Rodríguez Pedroza The Fresno EOC LGBTQ+ Resource Center is abuzz with excitement over the 3rd Annual Illuminate Our Pride street festival on June 25 in downtown Fresno. The event celebrated Queer folks, their journeys, accomplishments, and resilience in the face of countless obstacles. It also highlighted the month-long effort to raise funds for Give OUT Day, a national fundraising campaign focused on LGBTQ+ non-profit organizations. Illuminate Our Pride is a lively street
Agency, LGBTQ+ Resource Center
After seven years of working to promote safe and healthy communities under Fresno EOC leadership, the Fresno Street Saints program is going through a big transition. The grassroots program has grown into a stronger community resource that will be a standalone nonprofit, starting July 1. Nicole Hutchings, the program’s Administrative and Development Coordinator says, “Fresno Street Saints began the partnership with Fresno EOC to develop its team. Over the past seven years, we have grown
Street Saints
If you have spent time in a hospital, you know it can be stressful and time seems to pass slowly. It’s a situation that could be challenging for most of us but is probably more so for youngsters who love to run and play. For that reason, Fresno EOC Foster grandparents signed up for this opportunity to brighten the lives of children facing medical challenges. They recently assembled nearly 2,000 Project Sunshine activity kits that
Foster Grandparent Program
Mattresses are big, bulky, and heavy, making them difficult to dispose of. Millions end up in landfills across the country each year or illegally dumped on the side of the road. But getting rid of an old mattress doesn’t have to be a nightmare. The non-profit Mattress Recycling Council and Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps (LCC) are creating easier ways for residents to recycle them at little to no cost. The first thing to remember
Local Conservation Corps, Recycling
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT Advance Peace Fresno and Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) have worked hard this past year to keep you, the public, safe from the threat of gun violence. Now, we are calling on you to help us at this critical time. On Monday, June 20 beginning at 9 a.m. the Fresno City Council will hold a final budget hearing where City leaders will determine how your taxpayer dollars are used for
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Dozens of young people marked a major life milestone. They graduated from Fresno EOC School of Unlimited Learning, also known as SOUL Charter High School. 44 seniors marched across the stage at the campus theater on June 7, 8, and 9. Due to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, each graduate received their diploma at an appointed time with up to six family and friends in attendance at the campus on Calaveras Street in downtown Fresno. SOUL
School of Unlimited Learning

June 10, 2022

WIC Welcomes Dads

The title WIC stands for Women, Infants & Children, but program officials want you to know, the nutrition program is not just for women. Fresno EOC WIC also serves dads, foster parents, grandparents, and guardians who are raising a child under age five.Edgar Perez is a single Fresno father raising three boys and two girls ranging in age from two to 11. He says WIC is very helpful and has given him some valuable guidance.
WIC
Did you know Juneteenth is the newest federal holiday? Click here to learn about the significance of the special day and some of the celebrations being held to mark the occasion in Fresno this month. Juneteenth (short for June Nineteenth) is the newest federal holiday. It was just signed into law last year, marking a pivotal moment in American history. The holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the United States as a whole and
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Parents and caregivers may continue to feel panic across the country, after seeing store shelves cleared of baby formula for months. So, is the shortage having a big impact in the Fresno area? Click here to find out what Fresno EOC WIC is hearing from families and how the program is sharing new options for purchasing powdered formula. The recent baby formula shortage may have parents feeling anxious about feeding their infants, and the shortage
WIC
The City of Mendota is a small, ag-based community where many residents depend on seasonal work. In a community with a median household income of about $36,300, Fresno EOC is hoping to expand opportunities for the local workforce.On May 20, Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC) held a graduation ceremony for those who completed its recent pilot program in the City of Mendota. The program consisted of a free, but intense 12-week job training for
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