About Lighthouse For Children

Lighthouse for Children is the home of programs, services and training opportunities in support of young children and their families. First 5 Fresno County and community partners will offer families a learning environment where they feel safe, supported and prioritized.  This three-story community building houses a child development center, the Community Learning Center, conferencing and office space for community agencies, as well First 5 Fresno County’s administrative offices.

First 5 Fresno County formed Lighthouse for Children, Inc. as a non-profit tax-exempt entity. Lighthouse for Children, Inc. applied for the New Markets Tax Credit Program established by Congress to spur revitalization efforts of low-income communities across the United States. Through this program, financing assistance was obtained for the construction of the Lighthouse for Children facility in downtown Fresno.

As the master lease holder, First 5 Fresno County manages the building’s day-to-day operations.

Board Members

The Board provides direction on activities and affairs at the Lighthouse for Children.

Brain Pacheco, Board Chair
First 5 Fresno County Commissioner
County of Fresno Supervisor District 1
Dawan Utecht
First 5 Fresno County Commissioner
Department of Behavioral Health
Stacy Sablan
Sablan Legal Services
Hugo Morales, Board Secretary
First 5 Fresno County Commissioner
Radio Bilingüe

Meetings and Documents

Board meetings are public and are held on an as-needed basis. All meeting agendas are posted here 72 hours prior to each meeting. The public is encouraged to attend.  If you need special accommodations to participate in a meeting, please contact us (link to contact page) at least 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

Upcoming Meetings

2017 Board Meetings

December 13, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

Past Board Meetings

2017 Board Meetings

March 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. – Agenda & Supporting Documents 

May 31, 2017 at 11:15 a.m – Agenda & Supporting Documents

2016 Board Meetings

September 7, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. – Agenda & Supporting Documents 

October 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. – Agenda & Supporting Documents

December 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m –Agenda & Supporting Documents

2015 Board Meetings

January 21, 2015 – Agenda & Supporting Documents

May 20, 2015 – Agenda & Supporting Documents

2014 Board Meetings

February 26, 2014 – Agenda & Supporting Documents

March 26, 2014 – Agenda & Supporting Documents

April 23, 2014 – Agenda & Supporting Documents

May 28, 2014 – Agenda & Supporting Documents

June 18, 2014 – Agenda & Supporting Documents

August 6, 2014 – Agenda & Supporting Documents

August 27, 2014 – Agenda & Supporting Documents

September 17, 2014 – Agenda & Supporting Documents

October 24, 2014 – Agenda & Supporting Documents

Lighthouse for Children Facility

Take a tour and learn more about the Lighthouse for Children facility.