The purpose of the Fresno Compact is to focus community-wide efforts on preparing students for the increasing demands of society and the workplace. In doing so, it provides a mechanism for mobilizing business and community support of local public schools, and it acts as a clearinghouse for the sharing of information among school district, business, and community leaders. The Fresno Compact is the coordinating body of the Fresno Area Strive program.
Mission and Vision
The mission of the Fresno Compact is to focus community-wide efforts on preparing students for the increasing demands of society and the workplace.
The vision is graduating every student ready for a dynamic economic environment.
The Compact was formed in 1990 by businesses and the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, whose members were concerned about the difficulty of finding young workers equipped to succeed even in entry level jobs; and about the problems such young people have in supporting a family, finding satisfying work and contributing positively to the economy. Schools and community leaders joined with business in organizing the Compact. In 2011, the Fresno Compact incorporated and was designated as a 501c3 organization.
Board of Directors
R. Michael Alexander
President and CEO, United Way of Fresno County
CEO, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission
Superintendent, Central Unified School District
Dr. Deborah G. Blue
Chancellor, State Center Community College District
Vice President, Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce
Partner, Blair, Church, and Flynn Engineering Consultants
Dr. Joseph Castro
President, California State University, Fresno
Business Development Manager, Schneider Electric
Sr. Vice President and Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente
Principal, Darden Architects
President and CEO, Educational Employees Credit Union
Superintendent, Fresno Unified School District
James Hendricks and Associates
Dr. Bernell Hirning
Associate Regional Dean, National University
Chief Executive Officer, St. Agnes Medical Center
Customer Relations Manager, Energy Solutions and Service, PG&E
Dr. Pete Menjares
President, Fresno Pacific University
County Administrative Officer, County of Fresno
Superintendent, Sanger Unified School District
President, Strategic Mechanical, Inc.
Vice President and General Manager, CBS 47 and KSEE 24
Business Development, Harris Construction Company, Inc.
Mayor, City of Fresno
President, Richard Heath and Associates
Dr. Janet Young
Superintendent, Clovis Unified School District
Superintendent, Fresno County Office of Education
Executive Director, External Affairs, AT&T
Dr. Tom Crow
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Fresno Compact
Educational Employees Credit Union
Previous Executive Directors include Dr. Harold Haak, Sid Cox, Dr. Bill Stewart, and Dr. Peter Mehas.
Board of Directors' Meetings 2013-2014
Friday, September 6, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Friday, February 7, 2013
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
State Center Consortium
St. Agnes Medical Center
Fresno County Office of Educ.
Annual Shareholders' Luncheon / TorNino's
Fresno County EOC