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Our 6th Annual Hippity Hoppity Spring Event by Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission at Trolley Creek Park was a success!  Families enjoyed community entertainers, received free photos, played fun games, visited resource booths, and had a chance to win an Easter basket. Please take a look at our photo album.  Performances by local community groups: Purpose II Dance by God’s Property Hula in the Sun – Polynesian Dancers Niños Aztecas – Mexican…

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[Photo Above: Michael Reyna, left, with other REEL Pride Board Members in front of Tower Theatre in Fresno.]  [Photo Right: Michael Reyna in front of Tower Theatre in Fresno.] This year, 2018, marks a first for the LGBTQ community, it is the first time that we have a representative from an LGBTQ organization serving on the Fresno EOC board. The Fresno EOC Board is comprised of representatives from 3 different sectors. Commissioners can be directly elected from their target area, they can…

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Women Lead at Fresno EOC

Posted on Mar 07, 2018

(Photo from left: Angie Isaak, Linda Hayes, Debbie Darden, and Deanna Mathies)   After more than 30 years, Fresno EOC once again has a woman serving as Board Chair. Linda Hayes was elected to the role by her peers to serve in this leadership capacity for 2018. Hayes is the second woman to be elected for chair and the first African American woman in the role. This year also brought us another first, all board leadership positions are held by women. Alongside Hayes are 3 other women…

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DACA, our agency in solidarity

Posted on Sep 08, 2017

In solidarity with the thousands of Dreamers in Fresno County, the following letter was sent to our congressional representatives urging them to adopt a pathway to citizenship for these young people. September 7, 2017 Dear members of Congress representing Fresno County: On behalf of the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission I respectfully add my voice to urging your support for the hundreds of thousands of kids who, through no fault of their own, face the grim prospect of being forced to…

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Valley Children's Hospital just welcomed their first class of their Pediatric Residency Program. In addition to the regular components of a residency program, they wanted to make sure these future pediatricians were exposed to the unique circumstances many of our families face and how they affect the lives of our children. The vision is to educate and empower the residents to be advocates for kids throughout their career. In order to achieve this vision Valley Children's Hospital reached out to…

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Earlier this month Fresno EOC had a unique opportunity to work with our community partners and volunteers to improve access to healthy foods in our community. After hearing about the gardening underway at Fresno EOC's Executive Plaza by his father, Noah Turner was moved by the idea of helping people grow their own food. He decided he would make it his Eagle Scout project. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest award in the scouting movement and must be achieved prior to a scout’s 18th…

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The Fresno EOC Board of Commissioners adopted a “Safe Access Resolution” at the board meeting Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Undocumented individuals and their families are living in fear that they might not return home due to the possibility that they will be swept up by ICE agents and deported, leaving their children and family to pick up the pieces. Several risk death and persecution in their native country. Fresno EOC has always been a champion of the disadvantaged and…

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Joe Williams: A Legend Revered

Posted on Feb 10, 2017

Visionary, innovative, accomplished, a brilliant negotiator, fiercely determined, ahead of his time, and above all a loving husband, father, grandfather and mentor to thousands – that was Joe Williams. He commanded attention when he entered the room, always confident, yet humble. He was loyal, trusted, driven, yet kind. He was the consummate businessman but in every deal insisted it promote fairness, equal opportunity, and improved conditions for those less fortunate. He was a leader for…

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PUBLIC NOTICE: TARGET AREA REPRESENTATIVES  SPECIAL ELECTION This is written notice to announce that Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) is hereby holding a special election for Board Commissioner Representative of low-income Target Area D.  View the Target Area map. The term will be from January 2017 to December 2017. Fresno EOC is seeking qualified candidates and voters in this election. Emphasis is given to providing maximum participation and…

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#GivingTuesday

Posted on Nov 29, 2016

When Congress passed the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the goal was to obtain equality of opportunity in education, employment, health and living conditions for every American in our country. To realize this goal, nearly 900 locally-based Community Action Agencies were established throughout the nation; Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission, known as Fresno EOC, is one of these agencies. We are widely recognized as one of the most innovative Community Action Agencies in the United States…

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