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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
Agency
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
Agency
A new city ordinance will have residents of Fresno apartments and duplexes breathing cleaner air. The Fresno City Council approved a ban on smoking in multi-unit housing on October 14. It didn’t happen overnight. Fresno EOC Urban Tobacco Education Program helped spark an awareness campaign, which led to the new policy. Two years ago, the program assembled a Community Action Model (CAM Project), mobilizing volunteers from the community to change environmental factors through policy development.
Tobacco Education
It’s December, and the drop in temperatures has many of us reaching for an extra blanket and turning up the heat. But for many others, each day is a struggle to find comfort and safety. Project Linus contacted Fresno EOC Foster Grandparent Program, in hopes of teaming up, to ensure local children in need have a little extra warmth this holiday season. The Foster Grandparent Program is working with Project Linus to give away 150
Foster Grandparent Program
Bus travel is a vital service for people who are visually impaired, allowing them to get out into their communities and live independently. Fresno EOC Transit Systems provides transportation services for riders in Fresno and Madera Counties and is taking extra steps to ensure all passengers are safe and comfortable. Recently, all of its drivers went through training to learn how to assist those who are visually impaired. Transit Systems teamed up with the Valley Center
Transit Systems
VAC graduation group photo

November 12, 2021

Building a New Start

Addison Larsen started at Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC) in August and graduated in October. He has received multiple job offers and is exploring which one will be the best fit. Matthew Martinez also graduated. He says, “VAC has been very helpful and now what I want to look into is maybe plumbing or carpentry. I love it. It’s something I have developed a passion for.” Josh Soleno, Matthew Martinez, and Will Jackson VAC participants in
VAC
Café EOC Catering Custom Culinary Creations

November 12, 2021

Custom Culinary Creations

One might say the most essential item at any social gathering is the food. Café EOC Catering has been behind the scenes at numerous events in the Central Valley over the past 15 years—serving up phenomenal flavors and flawless designs. New to the Café EOC Catering team is Mora Phann. Mora serves as the Catering Coordinator and is the mastermind behind the events. With high energy and passion for his job, he works with clients
Food Services
Deoutrie Dodson, student at YouthBuild Charter High School of California
Deoutrie Dodson says he always dreamed of getting a college education. But for many years, it didn’t seem likely for this young man. The 27-year old Fresno resident faced a series of hardships. But today, he is just a few weeks away from earning his high school diploma. On top of that, he just received a scholarship to help pay for his college education. Deoutrie is enrolled at the YouthBuild Charter School of California in
Local Conservation Corps, YouthBuild
Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission
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Head Start 0 to 5, Press Release
As the coronavirus evolves, so does the African American Coalition’s COVID-19 Equity Project. The Coalition administers COVID-19 tests and vaccines out of its clinic on Fulton Street in downtown Fresno, but its reach is countywide with help from a mobile unit. More than 8,900 people have been vaccinated since February, 2021. Register here for a COVID-19 vaccine at the African American Coalition’s COVID-19 Equity Project. The Coalition was formed to connect Fresno’s black community to
Community Services
Fresno EOC Foster Grandparent Program Storytime
Sharing a book is a great way to bond and create memories. These days, volunteers with Fresno EOC Foster Grandparent Program are taking time to read to youngsters. But since the pandemic, story time looks a little different. Watch and listen as Grandma Simona shares a tale with a spooky theme to get us in the Halloween spirit! /wp-content/uploads/videos/fresno-eoc-foster-grandparent-storytime-halloween.mp4   According to a report from the National Institute of Education, reading aloud to children is the single
Foster Grandparent Program
Grateful for Fresno EOC Foster Grandparents

October 20, 2021

Grateful for Grandparents

Fresno EOC Foster Grandparent program hosted a luncheon at the Fresno EOC Nielsen Conference Center on September 10, just ahead of National Grandparents Day. The event was held to recognize the time and hard work our generous program volunteers give throughout the year as they work with children in our community. The FGP volunteers enjoyed each other’s company and shared their experiences and similarities in being part of the program. The Foster Grandparent Program bridges
Foster Grandparent Program

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