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September 2019

Notes from Eduardo 

Eduardo Gonzalez

After 8 years of serving OCED in various capacities, I am eager to continue the amazing work that OCED does to connect Fresno State to the community as it's Interim Executive Director. In this edition, you will find many examples of these connections, including advocacy for the San Joaquin Valley through our work on the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley and it's initiatives: The SJVR Broadband Consortium and SJV Housing Collaborative. Our Small Business University Program provided DBE application assistance to local businesses, and our Parent University program recruited local parents for our Digital Literacy courses. Last but not least, this edition will introduce you to one of our newest staff members who makes sure that this newsletter keeps you up-to-date on the many programs and initiatives our office coordinates. 

Until next time…

Eduardo González

Interim Executive Director  


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California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley Convenes in Bakersfield

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OCED Reports to the Low Income Oversight Board


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Over 220 Attend 8th Annual San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit


Read more about the 2019 Housing Summit...

Small Businesses Receive Assistance Applying for DBE Certification


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Parent University Registers Parents for Digital Literacy Course in Madera County

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Fresno State Call Center Connect: In the Community



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Staff Spotlight: Ashley Abrahamson

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Upcoming Events

San Joaquin Small Business Resource Workshop
Date: October 3rd, 2019
Location: San Joaquin, CA
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3rd Annual South Valley Industrial Summit
Date: October 3rd-4th, 2019
Location: Tulare, CA
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Register Today: 2019 California Economic Summit
Date: November 7th-8th
Location: Fresno, CA
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4th Quarter Board Meeting: California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley
Date: December 13th, 2019
Location: Hughson, CA
Read more about the 4th Quarter Board Meeting...