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Fresno EOC is currently accepting nominations for select seats on the Board of Commissioners. 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 business and community groups. The remainder must be democratically elected to represent low-income residents and groups. This year we are seeking nominations for four Community Representative seats and holding elections for…

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Fresno EOC Valley Apprenticeship Connections (VAC) inspires people and transforms lives through its dedication to creating employment pathways for the Central Valley’s underserved adult populations. VAC believes all individuals should have access and opportunity to earn livable wages and a chance to advance their career. This empowers individuals to thrive as self-sufficient and contributing members of our community. Learn more about VAC’s past and current students by reading their…

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Fresno EOC Employment and Training expanded its program by adding new external worksites and serving more youth through their Summer Internship Program. The program expansion, with support from generous donors, allowed more youth to gain valuable work experience in high-demand fields. “Employment and Training Summer Internship Program expanded the number of paid internships provided while also expanding those served this summer through additional funding, said Jeff Davis, Employment and…

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In a city rich in both culture and produce but lacking in traditional economic investment, the idea to use an existing commercial kitchen, local ingredients, an authentic recipe, and the skills of community members was born. Residents in the city of San Joaquin, supported by Fresno EOC, are creating a new model for local economic development through salsa. “Fresno EOC is to helping build capacity for communities to build their own businesses,” said Craig Scharton, Project Consultant…

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Since the beginning of 2018, Students at SOUL have been enjoying the healthier options at the salad bar, along with new industrial food service equipment and the opportunity to learn how to prepare meals through their Culinary Arts class. This is all thanks to feedback from students and a grant ensuring SOUL has the resources to make food on-site. “The Kitchen Equipment Assistance Grant has allowed the SOUL to improve nutritional quality, serve healthier meals, expand participation…

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In just one year of pizza production, Fresno EOC Food Services was able to deliver 137,211 personal size pizzas to students in Fresno, Fowler and Firebaugh school districts, as well as local water parks. The project began as a partnership with a local business and created eight new positions. “By utilizing our existing resources and expertise in food and transportation services, we were able to use our capacity on a business accelerator project with a small business owner to meet a need…

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Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) Transit Systems expanded services to Madera County in early July, through a 5-year agreement with the Madera County Board of Supervisors. Fresno EOC Transit Systems has previously only served Fresno County residents. These additional services will now provide transportation at low-cost to seniors, disabled, and low-income residents in unincorporated areas of Eastern Madera County. “Our Transit Systems with over 36 years of experience…

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Fresno EOC employee, Evelyn Gonzalez, was sworn in today as a member of the Immigrant Affairs Committee. Gonzalez is a Case Manager for Central Valley Against Human Trafficking and will be advising Fresno City Council on issues affecting the immigrant community. “This is an opportunity to do what I what I wanted to since I was little,” Gonzalez said. “At 11 years-old I was working in the fields and was speaking up against the foreman. Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to help…

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After going to a meeting at the parole office, Savannah Pastusak was introduced to Valley Apprenticeship Connections and since then her life took a positive turn. At the age of 13, Pastusak was sentenced to juvenile hall and then served a prison sentence. Once released, VAC gave Pastusak the opportunity she needed for a second chance at life. “I feel I was given an opportunity,” Pastusak said. “I feel good about myself.” Now a single mother with a 3-year-old son…

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Online Survey for CEO Search

Posted on Jun 04, 2019

Fresno EOC, a social justice organization serving Fresno County, CA,seeks an entrepreneurial CEO who will continue the 50+ years of advocacy, community leadership, and program excellence. We want your input! Please take a moment and fill out this online survey.   

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