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Free E-waste Recycling Event Saturday, September 24, 2016 • 9 am - 1 pm Madera District Fairgrounds1850 Cleveland Ave. Madera, Ca. 93637 Drop off your old or unused TVs, computer monitors, laptops, computer towers, speakers, printers, fax/copy machines, VCRs, DVD/BluRay players, and small household appliances. For more information, go to: www.FresnoEOC.org/LCC

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Become a Commissioner

Posted on Sep 15, 2016

Become a Commissioner! Join one of the largest poverty-fighting agencies in the US. We are hosting two open houses for prospective commissioners to learn more about our agency and the roles of a Commissioner. Open houses will be held Friday, September 23 from 6-7 pm and Saturday, September 24 from 9-10 am.  Fresno EOC is governed by a twenty-four member Board of Commissioners. One-third of the Board consists of public officials, or their representatives, and one-third are members of…

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State Senate Bill 1193 was enacted into law on April 1, 2013. SB 1193 provided a landmark bill for Human Trafficking awareness and education in the state of California. The bill requires businesses to maintain postings providing education on what human trafficking is and provide the national human trafficking resource center hotline number for victims and community members to reach out for assistance when suspecting cases of human trafficking. Even though SB 1193 was enacted in 2013, many…

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This summer 28 corpsmembers at the Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps participated in 13 hours of healthy relationship building classes through the Fresno EOC Proving Our Parenting Skills (POPS) program, and made possible through funding from First 5 Fresno County. Initially many of them did not have a positive outlook on relationships, but as they spent more time learning the fundamental building blocks of a healthy relationship their views began to change. Love Notes evidence-based curriculum…

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Summer Intern Spotlight

Posted on Aug 24, 2016

The Fresno EOC Graduate Summer Internship Program operated by the Employment and Training Services Department just concluded its 4th  summer of providing internships and career mentoring to recent high school graduates. The program served 26 participants this summer with funding received through Fresno EOC and Wells Fargo. Isaiah Fischer is one of the 26 participants served. For Isaiah, SOUL was the fourth high school that he attended in three years. When he enrolled as a junior he was a…

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Foster Grandparent Program Volunteers participated in the 14th Annual Back to School Health Fair at the West Fresno Family Resource Center. Foster Grandparent Program Volunteers are pictured here with Dr. Joaquin Arambula, Assembly Member, District 31. Foster Grandparent Volunteers foster a healthy, unified and productive community by enhancing the literacy and social-emotional development of underserved children and teens through cultivation of personalized mentoring relationships with wise…

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Eligibility: Must be 21 years of age (or older)  Provide acceptable DMV driving record Pass a DOT drug test What to expect in this Free Driver Training Class: Classroom study and Behind the Wheel training is performed by a State Certified School Bus Classroom Instructor. Materials and instructions will follow the State of California Commercial Drivers Handbook and Passenger Endorsement regulations. Costs for the required CDL physical, DMV testing are paid for by Fresno EOC Transit…

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Hi my name is Alexius Thomas and I want to give Fresno EOC Sanctuary and Youth Services a huge shout-out for allowing me to be part of the Street Outreach program for the past 6 weeks. I entered the PG&E program through the Boys and Girls Club and out of 300 students was one of the chosen ones. I enjoy working here because it gives me knowledge of what is happening with homeless and runaway youth. I’ve been given the opportunity to commute throughout Fresno to meet youth and supply…

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The Fresno EOC Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) addresses the social, health, educational, and economic impacts of teen pregnancy by helping pregnant and parenting teens achieve success. One of the ways the AFLP program celebrates the success their teen parents achieve is planning an annual luncheon to celebrate the parents who have graduated from high school. A few days ago the program, which is overseen by Fresno EOC Sanctuary and Youth Services, celebrated 24 high school graduates from…

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Back when the 2014-2015 school year began, Fresno EOC SOUL Charter School entered in a partnership with Central California Legal Services (CCLS) to create the Street Law Class. The program helps students understand the legal system, how it operates and hopes to inspire students to consider careers in the legal profession. The Street Law program uses a combination of readings, instruction by current practicing attorneys, informal discussions, and engaging activities to help students understand…

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Fresno EOC Early Head Start Expands Growing Readers Family Literacy Program On Monday the 29th, Fresno EOC Early Head Start (EHS) program celebrated the expansion of their Growing Readers Family Literacy Program. Through years of program experience, it became apparent to Early Head Start staff that many low income families enrolled in program services had little or no printed materials in their homes to support childhood literacy. Early Head Start realized that challenging families to…

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