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 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.