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FREE Parent-Child Interaction classes for infant, toddler and preschool aged children and their parents/caregivers 
Now through July, 2019, provided by Community Learning Center at the Lighthouse for Children.  More info: English  Spanish

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California Regional Engagement Sessions 
Do you have ideas for how to improve California’s early learning and care system to better meet the needs of all children and families? What would help your family access quality learning and care? What would help providers to better support children and families?
First Five invites you to share your ideas at one of the seven Regional Engagement sessions. These engagement sessions are part of California’s Preschool Development Grant Strategic Planning process. We are seeking input from community members, parents and educators. Register for one of seven Regional Engagement Sessions HERE

Proposed Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

8th Annual State of Our Children Breakfast: “A Community on the Move – The power of shared purpose”
Hosted by The Children’s Movement, Fresno, presented by CalViva Health
Thursday, August 29th from 7:30 – 9:15 AM at Clovis Veterans Memorial District (Liberty Ballroom). Keynote Speaker: David Lawrence (Founder of The Children’s Movement of Florida and author of the new memoir A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child) More info



Documentary Screening of “Cracked Up” 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:30pm–8:18pm at Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 & IMAX (250 Paseo del Centro, Fresno, CA, United States, 93720) This documentary discusses the effects that adverse childhood experiences can have across a lifetime Hosted by the Guilds Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Center. This is told through the incredible story of actor, comedian, master impressionist and Saturday Night Live veteran, Darrell Hammond. The screening will only take place if 88 tickets are sold. Ticket sales end one week prior to the screening event. See movie trailer and more info

California Volunteers Announces AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity RFQ
Deadlines:
Letters of intent due Thursday, September 19, 2019; Applications due Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
California Volunteers is now accepting applications for state and federal funds to engage AmeriCorps Fellows in intensive results-driven community service to help tackle critical state and local problems in the following San Joaquin Valley counties: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern. To help realize Governor Newsom’s vision and commitment to build a California For All, the 2019-20 California State Budget includes $20 million to support both the expansion of AmeriCorps service into the San Joaquin Valley and an augment to the education award for full-time Fellows completing a minimum of 1700 service hours in one program year. The San Joaquin Valley has been selected as the target region for this funding opportunity based on meeting the criteria of being the economic region with the highest need and lowest AmeriCorps footprint in the state. This opportunity provides substantial state and federal funds to support AmeriCorps programming with some cost-share from successful applicants and their community partners. 
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California Regional Engagement Sessions 
Do you have ideas for how to improve California’s early learning and care system to better meet the needs of all children and families? What would help your family access quality learning and care? What would help providers to better support children and families?
First Five invites you to share your ideas at one of the seven Regional Engagement sessions. These engagement sessions are part of California’s Preschool Development Grant Strategic Planning process. We are seeking input from community members, parents and educators. Register for one of seven Regional Engagement Sessions HERE

The Big Tell Showcase - hosted by Central Valley Community Foundation 
Friday, October 25, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:30PM at the Tower Theater.celebrates the Central Valley with five-minute mini-documentaries by 10 local filmmakers about the incredible people and places that make this region so amazing. This is a FREE, all-ages event. Walk the red carpet, and discover ten incredible, untold stories from California's great Central ValleyMore info

Infant Mental Health Collaborative Luncheon - Guest Speaker: TBA
Thursday, October 10, 2019, California Psychological Institute (1470 West Herndon Avenue, #300, Fresno, CA 93711) noon – 1:00PM. Sponsored by the California Psychological Institute. More info

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