NCCLF Moves to New Fresno Office

Last month we relocated NCCLF’s Fresno Office to the Bitwise Hive, a new co-working space promoting technological education, innovation, and increased creativity. A former 50,000-square-foot old county records building off of Santa Fe and Ventura Avenues, the Hive is now home to 24 companies, including NCCLF. With this move, we will continue to deepen our community connections and strengthen our capacity for…

Fresno’s New Public Art: Acero Picado

On February 26th, community members gathered at Mariposa Plaza in Downtown Fresno to celebrate the dedication of the city’s newest public art installation. Children danced in the plaza and others sat eating snacks on the Free Speech Stage. Community leaders prepared remarks, people took selfies with the new art and awaited the formal program to…

NCCLF program creates pathways for Fresno Students

Photo: Former Community Facilities Challenge alums Jennifer Khy and Rudy Serrato with Mary Rogier, NCCLF’s President For the past six years, NCCLF has partnered with Fresno State University (FSU) on the Community Facilities Challenge (CFC), a project where student teams compete to create solutions to real world nonprofit facility projects in their own community. Student teams…

Historic Old Armenian Town returns to Fresno with support from Fresno State University students

Through the 6th Annual Community Facilities Challenge, NCCLF has partnered with Fresno State University (FSU), and The Armenian Museum of Fresno (AMF) on a project to repurpose five homes from Fresno’s Historic Old Armenian Town.  AMF hopes to repurpose these homes to be developed into the Cultural Five-Home Town. This revitalization celebrates the Armenian community’s history and contributions to the Central Valley. 

2017 Fresno Community Facilities Challenge

2017 Fresno Community Facilities Challenge Awards Ceremony

This unique event brings together student teams from Fresno State University’s Lyles College of Engineering, Craig School of Business, and the Department of Art and Design to tackle real-world nonprofit facility challenges in their own community. This year, we have partnered with The Armenian Museum of Fresno (AMF) on a project to repurpose five homes from Fresno’s historic Old Armenian Town. AMF hopes to repurpose these homes hope to be developed into the Cultural Five-Home Town. The revitalization celebrates the Armenian community’s history and contributions to the Central Valley. 

Long awaited Vallarta Supermaket opens doors in Fresno

The long awaited Vallarta Supermarket opened its doors in Fresno on November 9, 2016. Located in a predominantly Latino community where the closest supermarket is nearly two miles away, the area is considered one of California’s food deserts. This store fills a glaring need for access to fresh, culturally appropriate food featuring a tortilleria, panaderia, carniceria and a broad assortment of fresh affordable produce.

Fresno State Students Foster Passion for Local Community Development Work

Now in its fifth year, the Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF) is pleased to host the return of the Fresno Community Facilities Challenge at Fresno State University (FSU) on April 27, 2016. This unique event brings together student teams from FSU’s Lyles College of Engineering, Craig School of Business, and the Department of Art and Design to tackle real-world nonprofit facility challenges in their own community.