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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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The U.S Department of Labor recently announced the award of nearly $80 million in YouthBuild grants to support a pre-apprenticeship training program for at-risk youth. The Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps (LCC)/YouthBuild Fresno received a three year, $1.1 million grant, the highest amount awarded per site.  According to U.S. Department of Labor, the grants range from $650,000 to $1.1 million and will fund 77 YouthBuild programs in 46 states. There are 260 YouthBuild programs operating…

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Lydia and Jeremiah's Story

Posted on Jul 31, 2017

Lydia and Jeremiah, two students, were recently homeless and they shared their thoughts on the experience with Fresno EOC Sanctuary Outreach to the Streets (SOS). Lydia describes the struggle of being homeless, "I was going place to place and being told unexpectedly to leave. I was very scared and depressed, but even though I went through a big struggle, I never gave up." Jeremiah echoes this strain, "I had to worry about where I am going to stay for a while or just a night, on top of that…

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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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Fresno EOC Street Saints is proud to be presented with a check for $20,000 from Wells Fargo Bank Community Development Grants to fund our Summer Youth Employment and Leadership Program. In addition to our employment skills trainings, we have been able to incorporate the 4-H Youth Advocacy Curriculum and have our youth participate in weekly workshops prepared and hosted by current Fresno State students. This year we have 25 young people enrolled in the Summer Youth Employment and Leadership…

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