About Lighthouse For Children

Lighthouse for Children is the home of programs, services and training opportunities in support of young children and their families. Community partners offer families a learning environment where they feel safe, supported, and prioritized.  This three-story community building houses the 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
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Lighthouse for Children Facility

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