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Maira Hernandez and Kylee Henson are celebrating success with Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC). VAC is a job training program with a focus on careers in construction. Both women graduated on June 16. The grads say they applied for VAC, because they were seeking new career opportunities. Kylee worked in retail for a long time but needed a higher paying job. “I’m a single mom of four kids. And I knew I needed something
If you visit the Three Palms Mobile Home & RV Park in Fresno, you will notice it is surrounded by freeways and construction sites. While the community is bordered by Golden State Boulevard and Highway 99, many of the residents are disabled, can no longer drive, or do not own a car. On top of that, conditions do not support public transportation services. Residents like Stephen Large have been advocating for years, for safe and
Transit Systems
This is the time of year that kids face most food insecurity. Schools are closed and children lack access to nutritious meals. Fresno EOC Food Services wants to make sure youth continue to get fed. Food Services is catering to 29 fixed sites in Fresno. Plus, they deliver meals to five locations in the City and five locations in the County with their colorful Food Express Buses, for a total of 39 sites. Rural locations include
Food Services
On June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court voted 5-4 to overturn Roe v. Wade, erasing access to safe, legal abortion care. The reversal of the nearly 50-year-old landmark ruling gives individual states the power to set their own abortion laws and is likely to lead to abortion bans in roughly half of the states, eliminating the fundamental right and access to reproductive healthcare. In addition, this devastating court decision directly opposes the commitment of
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
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

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