Fresno County Family Literacy Program

The Family Literacy program endeavors to promote literacy for the American Indian families in Fresno County.  

Some of the goals Family Literacy strives to obtain:

  • Empowering parents to become their first and foremost teachers.
  • Assisting families to become self-sufficient.
  • Weaving the local culture and language within the three program components.

Family Literacy uses the following three components to meet those goals:

  • Adult Education

Adult Education offers the following services: High School Diploma through Fresno EOC/YouthBuild Charter School (WASC-Accredited) offering               Independent Study & Career Skills    classes for students ages 18-29, GED Test Preparation, Adult Basic Education (DMV Study & Keyboarding Skills) and College Assistance (Application and Enrollment Assistance and Coursework Assistance).

  • Parent & Child Interactive Activities

Parent & Child Interactive Activities component provides family          formation opportunities for families.  Various interactive cultural &        educational activities are provided to families.  Such as Kinder Ready, Native Parent and Child Academy (NPCA) and Family Unity Events.  These activities provide a positive learning experience for families.

  • Parenting Education

Native Based Parenting Education workshops will increase participants knowledge of parenting techniques to promote positive parenting skills and cultural values to strengthen family formation.

Adult Education

Our Adult Education Program is part OVCDC and partners with Fresno EOC/Youth Build Charter School. We provide our clients with several different options so that they can reach their educational goal based on individual needs.

This unique program offers Native American families the opportunity to receive a high school Diploma or Certificate, prepare for the GED or obtain assistance in reaching their higher education goals in a culturally sensitive environment.


Many people have gaps in their educational journey and have had little success in completing a program prior to coming to OVCDC or Youth Build. Our independent study program helps clients manage family, work and school schedules.

  • Available Monday through Friday
  • Flexible scheduling and rescheduling
  • Work projects that are both interesting and tailored to the client’s needs.
  • Connections to the wider community of resources to help you succeed

Both OVCDC and Fresno EOC/Youth Build Charter Schools are stable organizations with a long history of helping parents meet their own educational goals in order to strengthen families in Fresno County.

“Take the breath of a new dawn and make it a part of you. It will give you strength”- from the Hopi

News and Events

Parenting Education

  • Celebrating Families
  • Positive Indian Parenting
  • Motherhood & Fatherhood is Sacred
  • Mending Broken Hearts
  • Staff Directed Parenting Education

Adult Education

  • To provide high quality instruction in a caring enjoyable setting where students develop a love for learning in the areas of education, life skills and Native Culture.

Parent & Child Interactive Activities

  • To promote age- appropriate, early literacy foundations in young children and engage parents in their child’s education

Contact Us

Owens Valley Career Development Center
5070 N. Sixth St. # 110 Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 226.2880 Ext. 411