Our Story
Strengthening Strategies to Support Success

Education is the core of economic growth

Fresno Housing Education Corps empowers Fresno Housing Authority families to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through education. We collaborate with local school districts to fill the gaps and extend education beyond the classroom by creating a safe, consistent, and unintimidating environment to make it easy for families to accomplish their personal, educational, and economic goals.

Building Bridges to a Brighter Future

Fresno Housing Education Corps empowers clients to set and achieve their own goals, offering assistance in overcoming financial barriers that might stand in their way. We seek to empower self-driven success among all of those we touch. By empowering clients to achieve their own goals, we build confidence, knowledge and critical life skills. Many become newly awakened to the bright possibilities their futures hold in the realms of career, home and family.

We create the bridge to a brighter future through one over-arching strategy: supporting education. Education doesn’t just occur in the classroom; in addition to supporting K–12 and higher education, we promote and support preschool/transitional kindergarten, 3rd grade reading, and parent engagement. We seek to inspire a culture of learning where clients can dream, set goals, and map a course using the educational tools and resources that we provide.

Partnering for Success

Our collective success relies heavily upon the role of our community partners and the private and public sector donors who support our mission. Over the past two years, there have been two areas of effort that stand out most.

Aligning Support: The Fresno Housing Authority and Fresno Housing Education Corps worked closely to adapt our program offerings to successfully meet the current needs and challenges of client families and local school districts in the face of a changing economy.

Empowering Growth in Skills and Knowledge: Fresno Housing Education Corps increased our client service and support with a stronger focus on preschool/transitional kindergarten, 3rd grade reading, and parent engagement to encourage Fresno Housing Families to engage in self-empowering growth.

Our History

The Fresno Housing Authority implemented the Family Self-Sufficiency program in 1995 to improve Fresno County communities by eliminating barriers to economic self-sufficiency at the individual and family level.

Since 2009, the program has expanded its services to include additional families in the Fresno Housing programs as a measure to serve a larger segment of the low-income population of our community.

In 2013, the Family Self-Sufficiency program became the Fresno Housing Education Corps.

Where the money goes

The Fresno Housing Education Corps utilizes your corporate and individual donations to provide scholarships, monitor and track student achievement, provide preschool/transitional kindergarten opportunities, reading programs to help students get on track, and education and training for parents to become involved in their student’s education. The successes of client families are made possible by your continued donor support.