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Black background with white letters "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 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
LCC Corpsmembers install safety placards to storm drains
Earlier this year, Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps (LCC) contracted with the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District (FMFCD) to have LCC corpsmembers place plastic markers on storm drains in various areas of the city of Fresno. The plastic markers deter people from dumping oil and other hazardous chemicals into storm drains which can pollute ponding basin waters as well as the residential water table. The partnership allows corpsmembers to learn vocational training skills, all while
Local Conservation Corps
Fresno EOC IT Director, Greg Streets, Featured in Toggle Magazine
Fresno EOC’s own IT Director, Greg Streets, was featured in Toggle Magazine. In addition to completing major platform upgrades to our server, firewall, and VPN systems, Greg oversaw our transition to remote work and the distribution of over 700 laptops to Fresno EOC employees at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about what keeps Greg always striving to make things better at Fresno EOC: Open Toggle Magazine Article
Several students from Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connection construction classes recently teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to help repair and restore the home of an older adult veteran. With the help of Habitat for Humanity staff and the Henry Company, VAC students painted the home’s exterior, built steps, and installed skirting over two days. Click here to see more photos on Facebook. Another construction class starts on June 7 in Selma. For more information,
Employment & Training, Uncategorized, VAC
Corpsmembers installing solar on the training roof
For Fresno EOC Energy Services, 2021 started off with an increased need for assistance. Through various state, federal, and private funding sources, Energy Services has provided housing improvement services that increase home’s energy efficiency and helps to support the goal of reducing poverty by proactively providing services that prevent extreme financial burden as it relates to home energy repairs. Weatherization services include: weather-stripping doors, window caulking, testing, repairing and replacing refrigerators, water heaters, heating and/or
Agency, Energy Services
Fresno EOC LGBTQ+ Resource Center Training and Education
LGBTQ+ Competency Training and Education is now available for you and your staff through Fresno EOC LGBTQ+ Resource Center. Creating More Respectful Workplaces The Fresno EOC LGBTQ+ Resource Center is a space where those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, and all others who fall outside of societal expectations of sex and gender can receive Fresno EOC support in a safe and sober environment. We are now offering to help create
LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Safe Place, Sanctuary
SOUL Teacher
It is very easy to think of education as strictly transactional – where teachers give information, and students are expected to reproduce that information on standardized tests. This ability to retain and present this information determines their ability to find success and stability in their life. However, there is so much more to education than this. Education isn’t simply about presenting information – it’s also about being responsive to how students learn. Students need to
School of Unlimited Learning
Advance Peace Fresno is teaming up with Moms Demand Action to bring awareness to gun violence and much-needed gun reduction strategies. Both groups came together to discuss the importance of additional funding for the California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) Grant Program. CalVIP provides funding for Advance Peace Fresno and other programs used to support, expand and replicate evidence-based violence reduction initiatives. In accordance with these efforts, Moms Demand Action is using a “Fund CalVIP”
Poverty Fighters Podcast
Antonio sits with Fresno EOC’s Manager of Equity and Inclusion, Kevin Williams Navigating equity and inclusion can pose many challenges in an organization. In this episode, Antonio sits with Fresno EOC’s Manager of Equity and Inclusion, Kevin Williams, to discuss how those terms are defined. Kevin also shares some projects that Fresno EOC is working on to help in achieving more equitable outcomes for the community. Click here to listen to Episode 3 Poverty Fighters
Foster Grandparents Tech Training
COVID-19 has resulted in school shutdowns nationwide. As a result, Foster Grandparents (seniors 55 and over) lost the ability to volunteer in the classrooms as they usually would. As schools went to distance learning, our seniors were not able to keep up. However, a new Technology Training curriculum allowed 31 Foster Grandparents to gain new skills to continue their work in the classroom, virtually, while bridging the technology gap between the generations. This week’s ceremony
Foster Grandparent Program

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