Due to COVID-19 health concerns, Street Saints has suspended program activities.
What we do
Fresno EOC Street Saints treats every member of the Fresno community as if they were family. Learn more here.
Take a look at our many projects helping to restore Fresno to a safe and healthy community.
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About Fresno EOC Street Saints
What We Do
We promote safe and healthy communities by strengthening families and encouraging leadership within Fresno.
Fresno EOC Street Saints treats every member of the Fresno community as if they were family; mentoring and sharing in experiences to unlock the full potential of that community member. Street Saints, along with community partners have developed programs for youth to build resiliency, promoting healthy choices in education, social situations, family and employment. Also offering programs for young adults designed to empower and train area residents to become community leaders.
How We Do It
Though social interactions and collaborative partnerships we provide:
- Gang Prevention and Intervention
- Youth Programs
- Leadership Training
- Community Development
- Employment and Training
- Resource Referrals
In a defining moment when a double homicide turned into a triple within one week, seven men of faith made a 20-year commitment to rebuilding their community. Beginning with money from their own pockets, these men opened their door to children after school, and through time, attention and planning – “The Fresno Street Saints” was created in 2002.
To restore Fresno to a safe and healthy community. This is accomplished by making new connections between programs and people, while restoring the families and neighborhoods to health and safety. Fresno Street Saints is changing the way business is conducted in the community – holding itself and others to a higher level of accountability and impact.
More than 200 youth at Roosevelt High School and Gaston Middle School participate in the Game Time program, which works with student athletes and parents to instill the qualifications needed to be successful in high school and pursue a college education. As a whole, because of the program, GPAs increased for the student athletes involved, with average GPAs being: volleyball 3.69, cheer 3.6, golf 3.1, cross country 2.95, and football 2.89.
Summer Youth Employment Readiness and Leadership Development
Project supervisors, featuring guest speakers from FUSD, 4-H Fresno County, local elected officials and community leaders, and other Fresno EOC programs, will coordinate youth-led projects and activities surrounding health, nutrition, safety, public speaking, computer science, and technology to better equip youth in under-served communities to cope and navigate in this covid-19 era.
Community Liaison Mentoring and Safe Passages
Through a partnership with Fresno Unified School District, the Community Liaison and Safe Passages program escorts youth through unsafe areas while walking to and from surrounding school sites. Liaison mentors are also stationed on school campuses to provide additional mentoring services and diffuse conflicts. Fresno Street Saints partners with Gaston Middle School, Tehipite Middle School, Scandinavian Middle School, Edison High School, Roosevelt High School, and Early Learning Center.