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During this quarter, the CORPS Program has been very busy on numerous projects around the community. One of our projects that deserves recognition is a new partnership with Boys and Girls Club of Fresno County. The CORPS Program will be working at several Boys and Girls Clubs throughout Fresno providing the weekly grounds maintenance and landscaping at the West Fresno, East Fresno, Pinedale, Clovis and Zimmerman clubs. All of these services are provided at no cost to them and is allowing us to…

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There is so much information for moms to learn during pregnancy and after child birth. Many moms always ask us how to determine whether or not their baby is getting enough of their breast milk. We have good news. Newborns have tiny tummies and only need small amounts of breastmilk during the first days of life.   Here are a few facts new moms can utilize to make sure their newborn is getting enough breast milk: Weight gain: Normal newborns may lose up to 7% of birth weight in the first…

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We are excited to begin the third year of Fresno EOC’s Summer Internship Program. Thanks to a grant from Wells Fargo, we were able to increase the number of participants to 30 high school graduates for a 5 to 6 week paid summer internship this year. After undergoing an interview process, the students were picked by members of Fresno EOC Employment and Training Program at high schools throughout Fresno/ Clovis areas. The students come from a wide range of high schools, including the School…

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Working with the Fresno EOC Foster Grandparents Program has been a very good learning experience in my life.  This experience is changing my life day by day in the way to see, to analyze things, situations before coming to the conclusion of any situation that I am facing in my personal life: at home, my relationship with my family, grandchildren, etc.  My experience at the Local Conservation Corps (LCC) helps me to build and improve my communication with people around me, not only with…

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The vision of our CEO Brian Angus once again made many families and children very happy at Fresno EOC WIC’s Second Annual Easter Event which took place on April 12th at our own Executive Plaza courtyard.  On behalf of Fresno EOC WIC, we would like to say thank you to the many volunteers who generously contributed their time and resources to making this event successful.  Without their enthusiasm and dedication, the Easter Event would not have had the same success.  We would…

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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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