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What we do

Fresno EOC Street Saints treats every member of the Fresno community as if they were family. Learn more here.

Projects

Take a look at our many projects helping to restore Fresno to a safe and healthy community.

Locations

FSS has several office locations. Click here to find one near you.

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

History

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.

Our Mission

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.

Meet the New Fresno EOC Street Saints Leadership

Nicole Hutchings, Administrative and Development Coordinator, Fresno EOC Street SaintsNicole Hutchings | Administrative and Development Coordinator

Nicole Hutchings was born and raised in the Central Valley. As a mother of three children, one of whom was born premature, she is very passionate about the Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-CA) and the African-American infant mortality rate. Nicole served on the Steering Committee and the African-American Parent Advisory Group for Fresno County from 2016 to 2019 and currently sits on the Steering Committee of the Best Babies Zone and the Community Advisory Board for PTBi-CA.

Nicole began volunteering with Fresno EOC Street Saints in 2014 and was brought on the team as a Community Connector in 2016. Before her role now, Nicole was an Out of School Time Supervisor, serving as an integral part of the Summer Enrichment Program and out of school activities for youth.

Joby Jones, Program Coordinator, Fresno EOC Street SaintsJoby Jones | Program Coordinator

Joby Jones’ experience growing up in West Fresno and time as a gang member inspired him to provide mentoring and support to local youth, including his family members. Joby was once shot eight times and had to relearn how to walk while being partially paralyzed. This instance and the murder of his little brother inspired Joby to leave his previous lifestyle and help others do the same. Joby started his journey with Fresno EOC Street Saints as a volunteer eight years ago and was brought on staff in 2012. For six years, Joby has led and been actively involved in gun violence reduction strategies in Fresno. He is a licensed minister and an ordained pastor, and in 2014, Joby founded Stop the Violence-Fresno, an organization dedicated to ending gun violence.

More recently, he has worked alongside Fresno Police Department and led the PAL Boxing program hosted at Hinton Community Center. Joby was previously a school site supervisor for the Fresno EOC Street Saints on-site programs, including Fresno Unified schools such as Gaston, Edison, Roosevelt, Tehipite, and Scandanavian.

Projects

Educational Enrichment
Provides positive, energetic and healthy interaction for youth ages 5-12, during school vacations/breaks. Tutoring, mentoring, recreation and hot meals are provided for all program participants.
Game Time

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
Under the administration of Fresno Street Saints 20, Southwest and Southeast Fresno youth, ages 16 to 20 years old will be in a 5-week training in leadership, advocacy, financial literacy, and job readiness. Youth will engage in activities that enhance virtual learning and health and wellness activities to help them cope during this pandemic. They will receive information about the importance of social distancing, disinfecting, and testing. Youth will also be taught about the importance of their school distance learning structure.

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.

Training Institute
Using a Trainer of Trainers approach, the Training Institute provides regular training for the community in the areas of financial literacy, education, health/nutrition, and advocacy/policy. The goal is to lessen the information gaps plaguing the Fresno communities and also equip residents with tools to address these issues as they appear in their lives.
Community Volunteer
Focused on our commitment to involve the local community, residents are encouraged to volunteer for outreach and administrative roles.

Fresno EOC Street Saints Stories

Brian King retires after leading Street Saints for nearly 20 years

Brian King models what it means to make a holistic change in the community. As a founder and Director of Fresno EOC Street Saints, his commitment to families and youth in West Fresno made a lasting impact on its residents. King is retiring from his role with Street...
Image is of the Inside Out Community Garden

Roadmap to Health

  When you eat right, you feel better. This short video highlights Fresno EOC Street Saints and our TCC project, the Inside Out Community Garden. We hope this healthy recipe inspires you to cook a healthy meal or start a garden of your own. This video is a part...
Fresno EOC Street Saints with members of Four12Kids

Fresno EOC Street Saints receives large donation from youth grassroots effort

COVID-19 has affected the world in many ways. However, in the Central Valley, a group of parents and their children felt the need to give back. Together they created Four12Kids, a grassroots effort led by kids. For their first project, the group donated over $1,000 to...
Photo of Brian King

Fresno EOC gets representation on Fresno Police Reform Commission

After the death of George Floyd sparked local advocacy, Fresno State NAACP created a list of demands for the City of Fresno Councilmembers, prompting the launch of the Fresno Police Reform Commission. Fresno EOC Street Saints Director, Brian King, and Board...
Striving to change the historic Black undercount in the census

Striving to change the historic Black undercount in the census

Since 2002, Fresno EOC Streets Saints has worked to restore Fresno to a safe and healthy community by empowering and supporting leadership opportunities for youth. With their work of improving and rebuilding community, Street Saints took on the task of reaching...

Foundation Funding Builds Capacity Among Youth Programs

Wells Fargo Foundation presented a $20,000 check to Fresno EOC at the Youth Summer Enrichment Showcase on July 25. This contribution will support Fresno Street Saints and Employment and Training programs as they continue to provide support and educational...

Fresno EOC Street Saints Receives $20,000 from Wells Fargo

Fresno EOC Street Saints is proud to be presented with a check for $20,000 from Wells Fargo Bank Community Development Grants to fund our Summer Youth Employment and Leadership Program. In addition to our employment skills trainings, we have been able to incorporate...

Locations

Sunset Community Center 
Administration Office

1345 W. Eden Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706

(559) 233-0345

Martin Luther King Square Apartments

816 E. Florence Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706

Westgate Garden Apartments

830 E. Belgravia Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706

Hacienda Mirabella Apartments

2705 S. MLK Blvd.
Fresno, CA 93706