First 5 Fresno County

Parents who are connected and informed demonstrate greater leadership in their communities.

The goal of this initiative is to strengthen the ability of parents to advocate for themselves and their children as they seek to generate solutions to barriers impacting their family’s well being. This work deepens and builds on the impact of prior and existing First 5 Fresno County efforts.

Video: Impact of this Initiative 



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Public comment at Fresno County Budget Hearings.

Initiative Highlights

Stone Soup
Hmong parents will co-host community trainings to demystify Fresno’s school system, and emphasize parent involvement in academic achievement.

Centro La Familia
To develop cooperative bonds and deeper engagement between rural immigrant families and city government, Centro La Familia parents initiated regularly scheduled monthly meetings with Huron’s Chief of Police.

Fresno Street Saints
In West Fresno, neighbors hold an informal mother’s group to help strengthen and inform families about how to improve parenting skills.

Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño
Parent leaders and staff work with a Fresno area nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to overcome language barriers and improve cultural sensitivity in order that indigenous families can access adequate services. 

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