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Now, more than ever, it is important for the LGBTQ+ community to have free access to information, education, and published material. The LGBTQ+ Resource Center at Fresno EOC provides supportive services to enhance the health and well-being of individuals of all ages in the LGBTQ+ community in the Fresno County area. The center offers access to resources in a safe and inclusive environment, virtual peer support groups, referrals to outside help, advocacy, case management, housing
Agency, LGBTQ+ Resource Center
In November, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center hosted a special event dedicated to honoring the community and paying tribute to their ancestors. The “Honoring Our Ancestors Mindfulness Workshop” brought people together to share stories and create a unique Tree of Life tapestry to honor their deceased family members. Participants were asked to bring a picture or item representing their loved ones, and through the collective creation of the tapestry, they paid their respects to those who
Agency, LGBTQ+ Resource Center
From Fresno to Washington D.C., two very hardworking students from Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps (LCC) had the opportunity to attend a National Leadership Conference. The conference brought together over 50 students from across the country who share similar backgrounds. For the last 35 years, the YouthBuild USA AmeriCorps Conference of Young Leaders (CoYL) has played a crucial role in bringing YouthBuild students together to engage in the global YouthBuild movement focused on leadership, service,
Local Conservation Corps
On Tuesday, October 31st, 2023, the West Family Resource Center and the Fresno EOC Local Conversation Corps held their annual Halloween Safe Night Out. The event provided a fun and safe Halloween experience for the hundreds of families that attended. California Ave. served as the vibrant backdrop for the Halloween Safe Night Out event. Local organizations pulled out all the stops to make the trunk-or-treat experience unforgettable. Creatively decorated cars lined up along the street,
Local Conservation Corps
On October 30th, 2023 the community is welcomed to come to Energy Services Weatherization Day event. Weatherization is a process of implementing free home repairs and replacements aimed at reducing utility costs, enhancing home safety, and promoting better health. These repairs typically include fixing broken or drafty windows, installing low-flow showerheads, adding insulation to walls, and repairing heating and cooling appliances at no cost to eligible households. The event will be from 10am to 2pm
Energy Services
The Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC) wrapped up their 2023 program with a graduation ceremony for the third group of students. This graduation highlights the students’ dedication and efforts throughout their 12-week journey in the program. Among the graduates was Brian Cortez, an individual who had encountered numerous obstacles before enrolling in the program. “I’m at the point in my life where I’ve been through so much and nothing is going to stop me.” As 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, “Gun
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

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