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To celebrate the contributions of Cesar Chavez in the Central Valley, 6 corpsmembers and staff from the Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps/YouthBuild Charter School of California attended the Cesar Chavez Day of Service at the Cesar Chavez National Monument in Keene, California.  Our service day assignment was weeding and general beautification of the Cesar Chavez Memorial Garden.  Along with our service, we also had the opportunity to visit the museum and learn more about Cesar…

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As one of the leading local health plan providers in the Fresno area, CalViva Health has engaged in a promising partnership with Fresno EOC WIC to provide crucial services to our participants. Collaboration efforts have led to a successful monthly Baby Shower Event hosted at the CalViva offices and is attended by Fresno EOC WIC members. On January 28th, 2014, at one of the Baby Shower events, CalViva health proudly donated $6000 to fund outreach efforts and special projects. Because of these…

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The Marcus family opens their second Subway Restaurant in West Fresno thanks to a small business loan from Fresno CDFI. For over 50 years the Marcus family has lived and operated a business in West Fresno. From the first black-owned pharmacy to their first Subway restaurant in West Fresno, they have remained loyal to the South West Fresno community. We celebrate their accomplishments as they have paved the way for other West Fresno entrepreneurs. George Marcus, owner of…

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Each year The Corps Network honors Local Conservation Corpsmembers whose accomplishments and personal stories exemplify the positive role that Corps serve for individuals and communities nationwide. This year we are proud to announce Fresno EOC's Local Conservation Corps member, Edgar Galvez, was selected to receive this prestigious national award. Edgar went from federal prison to earning his high school diploma, attending Fresno City College, and is now employed earning almost $19 per…

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Can I Breastfeed While Sick?

Posted on Jan 28, 2014

It's that time of the year again. Flu season can be a stressful time for new mothers who are breastfeeding. The common misconception by most mothers is that they cannot breastfeed when they are sick. It is a very logical concern to have but believe it or not, most illnesses do not require mothers to stop breastfeeding! Whether it's the common cold, flu, fever or stomach flu, mothers can nurse without worrying that they'll make their child sick. A mother's breast milk doesn't transmit illness to…

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Kateylnn is a Survivor

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

Katelynn was removed from her biological parents and permanently placed in the foster care system when she was an infant.  As a young teen, she continually fled from the abusive foster home in which she had been placed, learning to live on the streets, and learning how to develop relationships with people. Katelynn was wise beyond her age and knew how to relate to people in an open and mature manner, regardless of who they were. It was when Katelynn was 16, and was on the run again that…

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