Summer Adventure Club 2022

“Our yearly Summer Adventure Club has come to an end- so sad! This year we got to learn about wildfire safety, participate in weekly cooking classes, and have a full day of recreation with North Fresno Church’s youth group. Our students enjoyed our Friday field trips to the zoo, bowling at Fresno State, and spent an afternoon canoeing on one of our local lakes. Every year we end the program with a pool party but this year we decided to take our FIRST ever overnight trip with our students to Morro Bay. Rock Harbor Church was a huge blessing during our trip. […]

First Job for Two Wonderful Young Ladies!

One of the great things about Roadrunner Central (RRC) that we have not talked about much is the staff. Amanda would not have been able to run the program without quality staff. We want to highlight two of the RRC staff, Batoul and Liberty,  because FACE was able to employ them with their first job experience. Batoul, 18, brought a meek and caring spirit to our program. She migrated to Fresno from Syria four years ago with her family. Batoul was always the first one at work in the morning and was ready to get the day started. She prepped the students’ […]

Thank You! For joining us to celebrate the work of FACE at our 10th Banquet on May 5th

This year’s hybrid event offered both an in-person gathering as well as a live-stream option so that many could be connected. It was so great to be able to gather in person after 2 years of virtual-only events. The evening featured videos highlighting some stories of the impact of FACE. We also had a Wall of Fame featuring 10 individuals who have been part of the programs of FACE and who are now working and providing for themselves and their families in meaningful ways. It was great to have many of them attending the banquet and now giving back by […]

10th Annual FACE Banquet

Thursday, May 5th, 2022 Auctions & Raffles    5:00PM Dinner & Program    6:00PM  

Churches provide support for schools – Christian Leader Magazine

Schools, churches team up to tackle learning during COVID-19 By Jessica Vix Allen  – January 1, 2021 Picture Caption: Students engage in distance learning at Roadrunner Central at North Fresno (California) Church, which provides WiFi and a quiet study environment for 12 students ranging in age from kindergarten to sixth grade. NFC hosts the program in three rooms in its educational building, allowing for more students with social distancing measures. Photo: NFC This fall, schools and communities around the nation entered uncharted territory as they began the new school year during the ongoing threat of a global pandemic. For some […]

Kresge Foundation Award to FACE

We are honored to announce that FACE is one of eight Fresno community-based organizations, working to strengthen neighborhoods in Fresno, that was awarded grant money from the Kresge Foundation.  The Kresge Community Support: Fresno grant aims to support the growth of the city’s community development infrastructure, and in turn, improve the quality of life for residents in Fresno neighborhoods. Click HERE to read more Part of the grant money received by FACE is being used for office remodeling that has been greatly needed in order to serve our neighborhood in a more effective manner.  Here are some “in-process” pictures of construction that […]

Meeting practical needs opens doors – Christian Leader Magazine Article

Read this article about FACE in Christian Leader Magazine “The magazine of the U.S. Mennonite Brethren” Meeting practical needs opens doors

Community food distribution

Along with many challenges, COVID-19 has also given opportunity for the blessing of increased partnerships across our city.  Because of pre-existing partnerships with Metro Ministries and El Dorado Community Development Corporation, we were able to receive food that we were then able to distribute to families that we are connected to. Over the past couple of months we have provided food for 50 families and 5 organizations or churches. Family Covenant Church, Dakota Eco Gardens, Grace Place, Central Community Church, and Mayfair Elementary School all received fresh fruit. So far, we have distributed 150 cases of fresh fruit and 30 Turkeys […]

Thankful for our Board and Staff

There have been several recent transitions on the FACE Board and Staff so we want to introduce them to you and encourage you to follow the link below to read a short bio about each of them.  FACE is continuing to be available to help meet the needs especially in this time as many folks find themselves without the resources needed. We are especially grateful for such a capable team during this time of many uncertainties as we continue to Care, Resource, and Develop our community.  

Anthony Bunch: Security For and From FACE

Anthony Bunch has served with FACE as a security guard over the past couple years while at the same time FACE has provided him security in social and emotional ways, often times protecting him from homelessness. Anthony Bunch grew up in our neighborhood.  He was raised by a single father who struggled on and off with unemployment.   After becoming an adult, Anthony separated from his father and moved frequently from place to place, living in shelters, then board and care homes, and various motels or independent living. His social workers tried hard to accommodate Anthony, but they were unable to provide […]