Upcoming events to offer free backpacks to students

FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — Two upcoming events in both Fresno and Reedley will offer free backpacks to students. According to Presidential Barber Lounge 559 and The Beauty Loft, 500 backpacks and other school supplies will be offered to students for the upcoming school year on Sunday, August 1. This event will take place between 12-3 p.m. at 1416 W. Shaw suite B in Fresno.

Food to Share project will help feed Fresno’s families in need

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) – “It is an honor and a privilege to finally say that the food desert of southwest Fresno will be no longer,” said Pastor D.J. Criner on Wednesday. Pastor Criner was among a group of Fresno’s city leaders at the St. Rest Baptist Church to kick off the Food to Share Hub Project. The drive, in partnership with Fresno Metro Ministry, will repair and improve a 6,000 square foot building on the church campus to be used as a food storage and distribution center.
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Newsom signs legislation making undocumented people over 50 eligible for Medi-Cal

FRESNO Calif, (FOX26) — Governor Gavin Newsom was in Fresno on Tuesday to talk about the state's effort to get more people vaccinated. He visited Clinica Sierra Vista Elm Community Health Center to sign legislation making California the first state in the nation to expand full-scope Medi-Cal eligibility to low-income adults 50 years of age or older, regardless of immigration status.

Eviction protection program launched by Fresno, designed to curb homelessness

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) – Fresno’s Eviction Protection Program officially launched Tuesday, designed to prevent unlawful evictions and homelessness. It’s a program Fresno City Council unanimously approved back in May, offering free legal counsel and mediation services to renters. Councilmembers Tyler Maxwell and Nelson Esparza were behind the effort. “If we’re...
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Community partnership to bring more fresh food to Southwest Fresno

An artist's rendering shows the design for the St. Rest + Food to Share Hub in Southwest Fresno. Two Fresno community organizations announced a collaboration Wednesday that would result in a new building and expanded access to food in an oft-neglected part of town. Local, state and federal officials were...
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BLOG: Diversity, equity & inclusion is good business, critical to better future

Nationwide, diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I) awareness is at an all-time high, thanks in part to the social justice movements of recent years. With the Fresno area being considered among the 10 most diverse cities by U.S. News and World Report, building this awareness and fostering conversations continues to be top of mind.

Fresno at-risk program needs school supplies for teens

The Fresno Resiliency Center has been helping troubled teens since 2015. The young people the program serves need school supplies as they head back to campus. Project Stealth was created to "stop teen exploitation and liberate through hope." Domico Curry is parent liaison for Project Stealth. "The kids have developed...
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Charter school, homeless rescue organization join forces

Joshua Hodges is the site director for Aspen Ridge charter school in Fresno. Photo contributed. Aspen Ridge Public School will open a new campus in a new partnership with Fresno Mission in the fall. The school will be located at the City Center, near Blackstone and Dakota avenues. It will...