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Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission
Press Release
Fresno EOC’s Chief Executive Officer, Emilia Reyes, was presented with the Ohtli Award for her work to empower and advance Mexican citizens in the United States. It is the highest honor bestowed by the Mexican Government upon an individual. The ceremony took place at the Consulate of Mexico in Fresno on Friday, November 18, 2022.   The Ohtli Award is given once each year by individual consulates and consists of a medallion depicting an Aztec god cutting
Younger parents may face the same challenges as all parents, and with those challenges, young parents may also struggle with trying to finish school, finding services for their baby, and being judged because of their age. The Fresno EOC Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) offered by Fresno EOC Health Services is working to help youth, 21 years old or younger who live in Fresno County, to overcome those and other obstacles. AFLP is a free
Adolescent Family Life Program, Agency, Health Services
  America Recycles Day on November 15 encourages people to purchase recycled products and recycle more for a greener, cleaner environment. According to CalRecycle, the average Californian throws away about 2,000 pounds of garbage every year. Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps offers many recycling services to help residents of Fresno County reduce their trash footprint, and most are free. Plus, you can redeem your CRV beverage containers with us for cash.   Fresno EOC Recycling Program
Agency, Local Conservation Corps, Uncategorized

November 16, 2022

Fresno EOC in Thailand

Members of Fresno EOC Health Services team are in Thailand to present a curriculum they helped to create at the 2022 International Conference on Family Planning. The digitally enhanced curriculum focuses on helping teens develop safe and healthy relationships and reducing teen pregnancies. The team left on November 13 for the four-day conference in Pattaya City co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health. The gathering will convene about 5,000
Agency, Health Services
Focus Areas for Poverty Intervention Food Insecurity Target programs: Food Distributions, Food Services Home Delivery, Summer Meals for Kids, Women Infants and Children (WIC)More than one-fifth (22%) of children in Fresno experience food insecurity, equivalent to 61,680 children. Poverty in Fresno County Root Cause of Poverty: Structural Racism Focus Areas of Poverty Intervention Strategic Plan 2023-2026 Health and Wellness Target programs: Adolescent Family Life Program, CA Prep, Community Health Center, Tobacco Education, African American Coalition
Fresno County is the top agriculture-producing county in the United States, with almost $8 billion in total value for crops and livestock. Despite disruptions caused by the pandemic and wildfires in 2020, Fresno County broke its record for agricultural and livestock production that year. While agriculture creates prosperity, it is not shared or accessed equitably. Fresno’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in California. A third of all children are in poverty in Fresno, with
Race and poverty are strongly linked in America—this is overwhelmingly true for Fresno County A person of color is 2-3 times as likely to be in poverty than a white person in Fresno County. For children, the gap is even wider. Nearly a third of the children are in poverty for every race group except white. Almost half of all Black children in Fresno Country are in poverty. People of color are overrepresented in the
The Safe Night Out Halloween event was a great success! An estimated 3,500 + family members came out to Southwest Fresno for the free event which featured haunted houses, a Trunk-or-Treat, games, and costume contests. It was all possible thanks to a huge collaborative effort between partners and donations from the community. The monster party was held at Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps (LCC) and the Maxie L. Parks Community Center on California Avenue. The
Agency, Local Conservation Corps
As many of you know, our Sanctuary Youth Shelter operated for 30 years in Fresno, offering emergency shelter and supportive services to runaway and homeless youth. As requirements have shifted and additional family shelters opened, we noticed a decrease in need for specific services in the community. Due to a lack of clients that met the Basic Center Program requirements and being good stewards of public funds, we could not continue accepting funds with an
Agency, Sanctuary Youth Shelter

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