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The City of Mendota is a small, ag-based community where many residents depend on seasonal work. In a community with a median household income of about $36,300, Fresno EOC is hoping to expand opportunities for the local workforce.On May 20, Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC) held a graduation ceremony for those who completed its recent pilot program in the City of Mendota. The program consisted of a free, but intense 12-week job training for
Uncategorized, VAC
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into a third year, families continue to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) and extra cleaning products. It’s an added cost in an already challenging economy. But thanks to substantial donations from non-profit SupplyBank.Org, Fresno EOC is providing these vital supplies to families it serves in Fresno County to help keep them healthy.   Fresno EOC, a Community Action Agency which operates 35 programs serving the most vulnerable populations in Fresno
African American Coalition, Agency, Head Start 0 to 5
Imagine a place where you are heard, feel safe, and are accepted for who you are. That’s the goal of the Fresno EOC LGBTQ+ Resource Center. This is where individuals and families can go for a number of services, resources, workshops, and fun! One of the Center’s many offerings is its Trans Medical Needs Fund which was created to give direct financial assistance to the Transgender Community in Fresno. Organizers are ready to launch a campaign to feed
LGBTQ+ Resource Center
title image with Fresno EOC stands with communities of color against both structural and individual racism.
If any part of our community is not safe, no one is safe. On Saturday, May 14, 2022, an individual from Conklin, NY, drove 200 miles to Buffalo, NY, and opened fire in a supermarket, killing ten people and injuring three others. The attack was live-streamed on media platforms, and the person who perpetrated this act wrote a 180-page document explaining his actions and intent. In this document, he states that the purpose of this
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From a turkey sandwich to a 9-course meal, Fresno EOC Food Services serves up tasty menus for individuals, organizations, and large events across the Central Valley. The kitchen is staffed by a talented and hardworking team of 50 people, and they are all led by Chef Crystal Vazquez. Vazquez, a Fresno native, has been involved in the Fresno food industry for nearly 20 years, including employment at restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools, and catering companies. She
Food Services
May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Prevention is critical as pregnancy and parenthood can result in added social, health, and financial costs to teen parents and their families. According to the latest statistics from the state health department, there are about 24 births per 1,000 females aged 15 to 19 in Fresno County each year. To address those concerns, Fresno EOC has a program designed to help reduce pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections among youth. The California Personal
California Personal Responsibility Education Program (CA PREP), Health Services
Now is your chance to find medical and dental services for your family, with a big dose of fun! Fresno EOC Health Services is hosting its 8th Annual Clinic Day for the community at its Calaveras Street location in downtown Fresno on Friday, May 13.  Clinic Day happens in May, because it is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. While everyone is invited, the primary goal is to reach teen parents and provide them with resources and information concerning their
Health Services, Uncategorized
Fresno EOC is about to launch an emergency program to help families pay overdue water bills. The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is designated for households that are in danger of losing or have already lost their water services. But it’s temporary, so there is a limited window of time for people to apply.   The application period for LIHWAP will open in June 2022 and benefits will be distributed on a first-come, first-served
Energy Services, LIHEAP

April 15, 2022

Podcast with a purpose

Antonio Aguilar, Organizational Culture Manager Fresno EOC is one of the largest non-profit agencies in the Central Valley, with more than 35 programs and 1,000 employees on a mission to fight poverty. The agency shares news about its programs and leadership through multiple outlets, including this newsletter and the Poverty Fighter Podcast.   The podcast is produced and hosted by the Director of Equity and Impact, Kevin Williams, and Organizational Culture Manager, Antonio Aguilar. They
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Fresno EOC School of Unlimited Learning (SOUL) is opening its doors to parents and returning students on April 26 for a Spring Open House. The event allows parents to meet with administrators and teachers, hear about their student’s progress, and explore the grounds of the charter high school in downtown Fresno.SOUL Principal Susan Lopez says, “Many of our students have walked challenging paths, and we are here to support them. SOUL is an excellent option
School of Unlimited Learning

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